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Buffaloe Road Athletic Park

Bufflaoe Road Athletic Park is home to some of the nicest ball fields in Raleigh. Built in 2003, the park includes five fields and bleacher seating that can accommodate up to 1,000 people. This park is host to many local and national softball and baseball competitions.

The five fields are all lit and maintained via underground irrigation.  Nearby is a 400 meter track and a large multi-purpose field. Near the entrance to the park, there’s a good-sized playground area and restrooms.

I was surprised to discover a wetland area and greenway that runs along the south side of the park. A raised boardwalk gives you access to this peaceful area.

As I mentioned last year, this park will soon be home to the Buffaloe Road Aquatics Center. This facility will include a giant water slide, a lazy river, a ‘vortex’ area and a spray-ground. All features are indoor, providing an extended season. The focus for this center will be on recreational swimming and it will offer a fun water-park experience. The new 18,000 sq. ft. building will be LEED registered and include lots of cutting-edge green features. The center is expected to open in the Fall of 2011.

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2 Comments

  1. Ellen Bragdon
    Posted April 4, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

    Do you know anything new about the Buffalo Road indoor water park? I’m really hoping for it to open this summer. Crossing my fingers…..

  2. Jennifer
    Posted October 1, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    We went to the aquatic center last week and for two adults and a 4 year old – the cost was 17 dollars, we were there for an hour and half. we left cause 1. the chlorine fumes were so strong our eyes hurt 2. the water slide was too big for my 4 year old, and he was too big for the baby one 3. the lazy river was not that exciting and 4. the layout was rediculous. needless to say our experience there was not worth the $17 that we paid!