Did you know a Dragon named Katal resides in a park in Cary? Marla Dorrel Park was one of the selling points of the Triangle area when I first visited the with small children. The dragon climbing structure and the amazing playgrounds here were so much fun for my little one that we played there almost every day for our first month here. A designated sand surfaced pres-school play area with an easy slide and little hideaways are perfect for tiny pretend play. In another area, there is a climbing structure with plenty of tunnels and ladders and a veranda with mushroom steps/tables for fairy tale play. The town has just added a mist garden, with sprayers and several beautiful sculptures and benches. Just a few steps along the sidewalk, and you’ll encounter a playstucture inclusive for all abilities, with a roller slide and wide ramps. My children have the best time with all of the swing choices! There are a couple of sand play areas and multiple shades picnic areas for lunch. I hope you and your family get to spend some time there soon!
Know Before You Go: Restrooms are located at the front of the park, under the picnic shelter.
Water fountains are in the picnic shelter and near the toddler play area. There is no food for sale at the park, but it is near a shopping center.
There have been several break-ins reported over the past few years at this park, park signage advises to lock vehicles and hide belongings.
Parking near the playground is limited. There are more spaces near the public basketball courts at the front of the park.