Which Emerald Isle Playground Is Perfect for You?

It may seem crazy, but there may come a time during your Emerald Isle vacation where you want a break from the beach. We know, it sounds ludicrous, but sometimes you and the kids might want to check out some of the other attractions in town. If that happens, you’ll know just what to do. Visit one of the Emerald Isle playgrounds for a fun afternoon. You’ll be able to rest on one of the nearby benches and read a good book while your kids have fun sliding, swinging, and playing. Get the local scoop on these playgrounds, and discover where you can book the best rental homes on the Crystal Coast!

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Have a Blast at an Emerald Isle Playground

The best way to tell the two playgrounds apart is by color scheme. The Jean Preston Memorial Playground features purple and yellow equipment while the Blue Heron Park has red, yellow, and blue structures. Both offer free parking, water fountains, and restrooms nearby.

Enjoy the View at the Jean Preston Memorial Playground

Named in honor of a member of the North Carolina House and Senate, the Jean Preston Memorial Playground is adjacent to the Emerald Isle boat ramp. If you (or someone in your group) plan on doing a little fishing or crabbing, this is the place to go! The kids can enjoy the playground equipment for a little while, and then the whole family can walk down to the boat ramp and enjoy some quality fishing off of the dock. Since this is a waterfront attraction, you can still enjoy those salty ocean breezes and gorgeous sunsets for which we’re famous. 

The Jean Preston Memorial Playground is about a 15-minute drive from our vacation homes.

Sit Back and Relax at the Blue Heron Park

Blue Heron Park is behind Town Hall, and next to the Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation Community Center. If you’re feeling a bit worn out from the sun, this is the better option for you and your family as it offers more shade. You can relax on the bench under the shadow of some nearby trees while your kids work off some of that excess energy. This park also features a basketball court, gazebo, picnic pavilion, and two lighted tennis courts. 

Blue Heron Park is around a 10-minute drive from our vacation homes. 

Book Your Stay Today With Spinnaker’s Reach

Once you’ve had enough sun at these Emerald Isle playgrounds, head back to your Spinnaker’s Reach rental home! We offer the best selection of properties on the Crystal Coast. You’ll easily find something to fit your needs, no matter the time of year or the reason for your visit. Plus, your kids will love our top-notch amenities. Many of our homes come with game rooms or private pools. Your little ones will enjoy swimming or playing a rousing game of ping pong while you unwind from your exciting day. 

Browse our full selection of vacation rentals and book your stay today! We look forward to having you.