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Old 09-18-2007, 01:26 PM
 
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Where is it? What's it all about? Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-18-2007, 01:50 PM
 
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It is between NC State University and Central Prison off Western Blvd at Ashe Avenue in Raleigh. A nice little park with several things for the kids - old time-y carousel, small little railroad line around the park, paddle boats, etc. Has some picnic facilities, an indoor pool (used to have an outdoor one before).
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Old 09-18-2007, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Clayton, NC
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520 Ashe Ave
Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 831-6468

Its a great park! They have two playgrounds, a train, carosel, paddle boats, great places to picnic and an indoor pool too off the grounds.

Highly recommend!
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Old 09-18-2007, 02:00 PM
 
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And shade...there is lots of shade...very important on hot days. There used to be a concession stand also. Haven't been there in a few years though so not sure if they still do or not.
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Old 09-18-2007, 02:02 PM
 
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Default Is this the big downtown park?

Or just a small pocket park? I believe that there is a larger park in same vicinity?
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Old 09-18-2007, 02:16 PM
 
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It is a big park, downtown. Click here for a little about the history, as well as a map:

City of Raleigh | Pullen Park History (http://www.raleigh-nc.org/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_2_306_209_0_43/http%3B/pt03/DIG_Web_Content/category/Leisure/Parks_and_Facilities/Pullen_Park/Cat-1C-2005308-092600-Pullen_Park_History.html - broken link)

It has a little kid and big kid playground, concession stand (with good and cheap sno-cones!), train, paddle boats, historic carousel, shelters, indoor pool, kiddie boats, lake to walk around and feed ducks, area with a stage where they sometimes have outdoor theater, etc. There are tennis courts too. There are some large shelters here, so on busy weekends you can see multiple family, group, church, etc. functions taking place. As a previous poster said, there is lots of shade. There is also, up on the hill, just lots of hilly, shaded places to let your kids run.
At the other entrance, by Hillsborough Street, there is Theater in the Park and Pullen Arts Center which has great arts classes and facilities.

Why are you asking?
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Old 09-18-2007, 02:44 PM
 
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While Pullen is a decent sized park, it is diagonally across the street from the Dorothea Dix property that has been in the news alot. At least some of the Dix property is likely to become a park someday. Dix is a huge campus, close to downtown. A very unique opportunity for the residents of Raleigh.
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Old 09-19-2007, 07:32 AM
 
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I love the paddleboats. This makes me want to get down there again. Been a while.
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