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Playtime at the Catawba Meadows Park

Updated: Mar 26, 2020


In downtown, Morganton is the Greenway. On the Greenway is the gem you seek. The price? FREE! I got you. Twenty minutes from the vacation rental is your cure for 'Momma needs a break'. Go play at the Catawba Meadows Park in Morganton.


On the Greenway is the gem you seek. The price? FREE!

A fortress on a grand scale!

I would have given up all my Little Ponies for a playground like this as a kid.


Let's talk a walk...


Beanstalk playground first side
Beanstalk 'Older Kids' structure, first side facing parking lot.

One the first side of the 'older kids' structure is a slide, rope climb.


Catawba Meadows Park, Beanstalk Playground, Morganton, NC Greenway
America Ninja Warrior style Bridge at the park

American Ninja bridge, wheelchair ramp to the ramp that runs completely 360. A chain bridge, a rope bridge, an anchored rope ball bridge leads


Catawba Meadows Park, Beanstalk Playground, Morganton, NC Greenway
Endless play options

to a central climbing tower. A gang plank walk as well.


Beanstalk playground at Morganton, NC
Central tower with multiple entry points and even a hidden swing.

Beanstalk playground, Morganton, NC second side, handicap accessible
Beanstalk playground side two - wheel chair access

The next side is all wheelchair accessible ramps to gain climb to the top. Plenty of benches for admiring the view and garbage cans to keep it clean.

Beanstalk Playground, Morganton, NC with zip line swing
Beanstalk Playground, third side with zip line swing behind

The far tower houses a walk through with mini hideout and a rope swing bridge to the other side.



A slide gives access to the zip line swing chair.


Beanstalk Zip line swing in Morganton, NC greenway.
Zip line swing!

Then a rope ladder climbs to second level.



Then a rope ladder climbs to the second level.


Beanstalk Playground in Morganton, NC rope bridge
Test your courage going over a second story rope bridge

A suspension bridge leads back to the first side. The choice of twisty slides on this side are here.


Then there is the second level. Two spider web pits, lookouts and slide ports are scattered at the top.


Slides at the Beanstalk Playground in Morganton, NC
Fun slides


Two spider web pits at he center of the Beanstalk Playground in Morganton, NC
Spider web pits

Spider pit with views of the Greenway.

Then there is the younger kid's side.


Beanstalk Playground in Morganton, NC has a younger kids version as well.
The younger kids version! Best. Day. Ever.

Beanstalk Playground younger kids swings
Younger side has a centrally designed tower to oversee the arms of the different equipment.

There is a covered Picnic area.


Beanstalk picnic area in Morganton, NC Greenway
There are three of these, on a peace sign shaped path. Lots of room for gatherings and parties.

Women’s bathroom has a changing table and there is even a water fountain with a dog-friendly lower bowl.


Changing station at the bathroom

Beanstalk Playground, Morganton, NC water fountain is even pet friendly.
Water fountains at the Park, pet-friendly!

Did I mention they also have a Disc Course?


Catawba Meadows Park Nature Disc Course, Morgaton, NC Greenway
Catawba Meadows Park Nature Disc Course

But you know what this leads too, right?



Sleeping kids after a get the wiggles out play session at the Beanstalk Playground.
Tired kiddos.

Ready to go?

701 Sanford Dr, Morganton, NC 28655


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