Outer Banks Parks

Outer Banks parks dot the towns from north to south. Some of them are official parks, some are the green lawns around historic sites and attractions, some are playgrounds. But all of them provide open spaces, either grassy expanses for a blanket or tables for picnics and the chance to enjoy being outside. Several of the town parks are particularly good. Duck's park provides an oasis in the middle of town for yoga, performances, events and outdoor romping. Nags Head has several parks including the new one, Dowdy, that many citizens – including the kids! – were invited to help design. Kitty Hawk sponsors a park just for the dogs! Manteo has several playgrounds that serve the youngsters who live in or visit town. A few have open but protected shelters with table that are perfect for larger gatherings; contact the prospective towns to reserve them. These Outer Banks parks give you yet one more opportunity to experience the natural world and breathe in lots of fresh air.

Outer Banks Things To Do by Area

Corolla | Duck & Southern Shores | Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills & Nags Head
Roanoke Island & Manteo | Hatteras Island | Ocracoke Island

Outer Banks Things To Do by Category

Duck Town Park

Outer Banks Parks
1200 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 255-1286

Be sure to visit the Duck Town Park and Boardwalk. This fabulous 11-acre soundside green space is tucked inside the Village of Duck. The soundside boardwalk extends nearly a mile along the Currituck Sound and connects the town’s commercial village area. Park amenities include an amphitheater, the Town Green, a playground, a public kayak/canoe launch, a crabbing area, a picnic shelter, walking trails through the... read more

Be sure to visit the Duck Town Park and Boardwalk. This fabulous 11-acre soundside green... read more

Elizabethan Gardens

Outer Banks Parks
1411 National Park Drive (off U.S. Highway 64) next to Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Manteo
(252) 473-3234

Designed by two of America’s foremost landscape architects to pay tribute to America’s first English colonists, The Elizabethan Gardens is a rare treasure and a beloved Outer Banks attraction. It’s a haven of verdant, flourishing growth and natural prosperity. The gardens are in bloom year round with azaleas, dogwoods, roses, camellias, daphne, a variety of annuals and herbs and much more. Adding exquisite touches are... read more

Designed by two of America’s foremost landscape architects to pay tribute to America’s first English... read more

Whalehead

Outer Banks Parks
1100 Club Road, Historic Corolla, Corolla
(252) 453-9040

Whalehead is an historic house museum on the northern Outer Banks. The grand residence, dressed in bold yellow and striking copper, stands on a vast green lawn bordering the Currituck Sound. At first sight of the more than 21,000-square-foot Art Nouveau home, so out of place in the Outer Banks landscape, it’s immediately apparent that it has an intriguing past and a fascinating story to... read more

Whalehead is an historic house museum on the northern Outer Banks. The grand residence, dressed... read more