The 5-acre Dowdy Park is a popular place for relaxation, play and entertainment. The park includes an amphitheater, green space, restrooms, a fitness trail, basketball and pickleball courts, a bocce area and an unusual playscape/playground for kids, and it's the site of local events, festivals and live music. You'll find it on the Bypass in Nags Head, next to Nags Head Elementary School on the corner of Bonnett Street. Dowdy Park Farmers Market is held every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m in the summer months. Fitness activities, music and movies are also held in the summer. Check postings on Facebook and Instagram for any additions to Dowdy Park's schedule.