Banner Elk, Beech Mountain, Blowing Rock, Boone, West Jefferson, Wilkesboro, Blue Ridge Parkway

High Country Top 5 Playgrounds

Playgrounds are great year-round fun in the Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, West Jefferson, Wilkesboro area.  Here is a list of our top 5 (with details on other area playgrounds as well):


Tate Evans Park

Banner Elk NC

Tate-Evans Park has two playground areas - one recently renovated area for smaller children (see picture) and Fort VonCanon for older  children.   

The park also features a paved greenway trail, wading pools, a volleyball court, picnic tables, and a covered picnic shelter.  Restroom facilities are available from April though September.

Other nearby playgrounds:

Playground Boone NC

Watauga Recreation Complex- Tot Lot

Boone NC

This gated playground featured two separate play areas--one for small children and one for those over the age of five.  The playground also featured a covered picnic area with grills and a paved track for adults to exercise and children to ride bikes. 

Other nearby playgrounds:


Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation

Blowing Rock Playground

Memorial Park, Blowing Rock

The newly installed Blowing Rock playground opening 9/4/20.  The playground features sections for smaller and older children with many different activities. 

Nearby the playground is a covered picnic shelter, basketball, pickleball and tennis courts and access to Main Street dining and shopping.

Other nearby playgrounds:



Valle Crucis Park Playground

Non-profit private park, Valle Crucis, NC

The Valle Crucis Park Playground has areas for muliple ages. There is a swing set with two baby/toddler swings, 4 regular swings and a special needs swing. The larger playground has multiple play areas to accommodate large numbers.  There is even a "zipline!" The small playground is perfect for toddlers.

The park also features multiple covered picnic shelters with grills, a paved walking path and plenty of wide open, mowed areas to play in. Fine more details HERE

Wilkesboro NC Playground

Cub Creek Playground

Wilkesboro NC 

Located near downtown Wilkesboro, Cub Creek Playground was recently renovated and features equipment for all ages! 

The park also featured a cover picnic shelter, access to the Greenway Trail, ball fields, fishing access and biking trails. Find details HERE

Other nearby playgrounds:

  • Smoot Park
  • Wilkesboro YMCA