WakeMed’s PlayWELL Park

The world’s first health education playground:

Our 1.5-acre one-of-a-kind health education playground offers children the opportunity to learn about health experientially while having fun. Students are also able to enjoy an outdoor lunch under two covered picnic areas equipped with tables and trash cans. WakeMed is the lead sponsor of WakeMed’s PlayWELL Park at Poe and provides landscape maintenance as an in-kind donation.

Features include:

    • Physical Activity Tree House – Scale the rib rise, climb the nerve net, and slide through giant arteries.
    • Nutri-Climb – Make healthy food choices to master the wall.
    • Zip Line – Zip between two giant ears.
    • Pedal Posts – Pedal your arms and legs for strong bones and muscles.
    • Healthy Choices Maze – Make wise decisions with each twist and turn to reach the end.
    • Lickety Split – Protect your peepers with giant sunglasses before taking a trip down the tongue slide.
    • Adventure Climb – Work those bones and muscles as you make your way through the obstacle course.
    • MindWELL Garden & Labyrinth - Rest and reset while exploring Poe's mental wellness themed sensory garden.
    • Little Free Library – Take a book, leave a book, read a book.

Park Hours

Monday – Friday
8.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
(weather permitting)
Closed on Holidays

PlayWELL Park is
wheelchair accessible.

Poe’s Little Free Library