Raleigh’s newest park is the city’s first with an indoor playground.
When Raleigh’s park planners started looking for a location for a recreation center in this area in northwest Raleigh, they discovered that there was little appropriate land available. Rather than leave this area “park-less”, they decided to build a new kind of park and leased 9,600 square feet in the Greystone Village Shopping Center. The spot they picked has been a drug store and a discount retail store. Now it’s the home of a rec center with an innovative indoor playground.
In addition to the playground, the Greystone Recreation Center includes a climbing wall, a large dance studio space that can be repurposed for group meetings, and two classrooms. The dance studio features a projection screen and a sound system that allows instructors to play music from personal MP3 players. Both classrooms include flat-screen TVs with Blu-ray players. The center plans to offer classes in fitness, dance and arts. Center hours are 9am-7pm Monday through Friday and 9am-3pm on Saturdays.
(Note: There was some work going on in the dance studio and the classrooms – I’ll take some additional photos at a later date!)