Places to Play/Outdoor Learning Environments

The Healthy Kids Collaborative (HKC) is committed to reducing the incidence of childhood obesity by improving access to outdoor learning environments (OLEs)at G.W. Bulluck Elementary, Coker-Wimberly Elementary, G.W. Carver Elementary, Baskerville Elementary, and Williford Elementary. The intended impact of this effort is to increase the physical activity levels of the children enrolled in these schools and the community surrounding the schools by providing opportunities to play for all children.

Click on each school name to view the OLE plan and the virtual tour for each school:

GW Bulluck Elementary Virtual Tour
Coker-Wimberly Elementary Virtual Tour
Carver Elementary Virtual Tour
Baskerville Elementary Virtual Tour
Williford Elementary Virtual Tour

Discovery Park

Our Discovery Park features natural learning areas, a village area, an earth play area, an oodle swing (as seen in photo), a play area for infants and toddlers, a stage and a variety of climbing equipment.

The park is open to the public from dawn to dusk, 7 days a week.

Bathroom facilities are available seasonally during the Family Resource Center’s operating hours. For more information please contact Michelle Battle, Family Resource Center Coordinator, at (252) 985-4300, ext. 256

oodle swing




Places to Grow & Play Map

Check out the newly updated Places to Grow & Play Map! This offers a guide to parks, playgrounds, schools, libraries and other places to play in the twin counties. Helpful tips and resources are also available to parents on the back of the map. Please stop by DEPC if you’d like to pick up a printed copy of this map.

Download a copy of the map here:

Places to Grow & Play (front)        

Places to Grow & Play (back)

Places to Grow & Play — Spanish (front)

Places to Grow & Play — Spanish (back)