Getting out and seeing “new to me” parks is fun! This week, I went to Church Street Park in Morrisville. I have watched this park through its construction phase as it is along one of my weekend cycling routes. I just had not taken the time to stop and investigate. That changed on Memorial Day when I went to check it out and get in my walk.
Located at 5800 Cricket Pitch Way in Morrisville, the park opened in Spring of 2015 and is currently about 25 acres. And the street address alludes to a sport that is often played there - Cricket. Not a traditional NC sport, but one that has seen increasing popularity in Morrisville. The Triangle Cricket League rents the field at this park to run part of their league. The large multipurpose field is round to accommodate cricket and can also be used as two soccer/flag football fields
Surrounding the multipurpose field is a walking trail, complete with a sign indicating the distance around and how many laps make 1 mile. While walking my laps, it was great to see a father letting his young daughter ride her bike. She was able to ride ahead, and he was able to see her across the open field. Riding the ‘loop’, she was protected from car traffic as well. The park has three tennis courts which are the only free tennis courts in town, a playground area, two picnic shelters and a restroom facility. I was impressed with the natural lighting in the restroom.
If your travels find you in the Morrisville area, swing by Church Street Park and check it out. For more information visit: http://www.townofmorrisville.org/index.aspx?nid=748