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Pullen Park

Pullen Park in Raleigh, NC is a great place to visit for families. Whether you are looking to go on a family picnic or just enjoy the wide variety of activities available at this historic site, Pullen Park has something for everyone!

Park's history

The park's history dates back to 1909 when it was donated by William Neal Pullen and his wife Sallie Brooks Pullen. The couple had three main goals in mind - provide recreational space, create an oasis of beauty, and preserve open space.

The park's features

The park has certainly accomplished all of these goals over the years! There are now playgrounds, a lake with paddle boats and fishing docks, an amusement park area (with a carousel, train ride, and slide), gardens, and more. In fact, there is even a nature center on-site where visitors can learn about the local flora and fauna.

 

Today, visitors can enjoy a variety of activities at the park including picnicking, fishing in Lake Howell, boating on Pullen Pond and Little River, playing tennis or baseball/softball. Other popular attractions include an 18-hole disc golf course as well as several miles of trails for hiking and biking. In addition, the park is home to a number of historic buildings, including the Governor's Mansion and the North Carolina State Capitol.

Fishing in Lake Howell

One of the most popular activities at Pullen Park is fishing in Lake Howell. The lake has a very good population of bass, sunfish, crappie and catfish. Fishing poles are available for rent on-site while bait can be purchased from vendors located near the dock area. Those who catch fish should check to see if they meet the size requirements for keeping (see NC Wildlife Resources Commission website for more information).

 

Lake Howell is a great place to relax and enjoy nature, so be sure to come check it out! For more information about Pullen Park, please visit the park's website.

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