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. Between May 27 and September 9, 2021, the Dowdy Park Farmers Market is held every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fitness activities, shows and movies will likely return by July 2021. Check postings on Facebook and Instagram for any additions to Dowdy Park's schedule.