Whether it’s spending a day outside, enjoying nature or making use of playground equipment, the area’s parks offer educational and entertainment opportunities for parents and children alike. With the help of WRAL’S Go Ask Mom, we offer a list of our favorite parks for children

Our overall top 10:

Sassafrass All Children’s Playground (Raleigh)

Jack Smith Park (Cary)

Crowder District Park (Apex)

Carpenter Park (Cary)

Knightdale Station Park (Knightdale)

Kelly Road Park (Apex)

Kids Together Park (Cary)

Duke Park (Durham)

Community Center Park (Chapel Hill)

Pullen Park (Raleigh)