I covered this eastern North Carolina attraction in past blog posts, but as way of an update, we visited Sylvan Heights and had the pleasure of seeing the new wheelchair-accessible treehouse the park constructed last year with the help of numerous businesses. The "perch" is not only open, airy, and provides a shady stop for visitors, it overlooks wetlands that are in the process of being restored. A terrific addition that came in handy since our daughter, in NC for a visit, was pushing our baby grandson in a stroller. She appreciated the convenience.
More important, she liked the park, as did the baby. It was his first visit to a zoo, and his Carolina-roaming grandparents were thrilled this first occurred in the land they love.
You can bet this stop will be on the itinerary for future visits.