January 10, 2012
There will a new playground built across the street from the infamous Jennette’s Pier at Whalebone Junction. Just south of Sam and Omie’s (if you are familiar with our area); wrapping behind the Duneburger property at the fork of N.C 12.
The town of Nags Head has finalized the plans and are extremely excited to put in this $325,000 playground. The playground equipment will contain slides, ramps, steps, and small “rock” climbing walls for children to enjoy. Other components of the park will include bocci ball courts, horseshoe pits, picnic tables, benches, and a walking trail. The playground area will hold up to 42 children- ages two to twelve. And will provide areas of shade and play for families off of the beach.
The Outer Banks of North Carolina is a very popular vacation destination with Jennette’s Pier climbing the charts as one of the most popular attractions in the area for not only tourist but locals as well. Now that is saying something in my opinion! With that being said, last year parking was a huge problem at the pier (considering the public beach access and it shares parking.) The new park will hold up to 72 vehicles in the parking lot! So this should give the pier some positivity. According to the Outer Banks Voice, the park is being seen as a satellite of Jennette’s Pier. As well as a ‘staging area’ for school groups, and families visiting the pier. We hope to see this go up smoothly, and that our guest who visit Nags Head each year are pleased. CHEERS to The Town of Nags Head!