Observation Park

RDU Observation Park

Observation Park will be closed Thursday, Sept. 1. It will reopen Friday, Sept. 2.

Popular with kids of all ages, RDU’s Observation Park provides sweeping views of RDU’s 10,000-foot runway and is located near the Air Traffic Control Tower. Spend hours plane-watching and listening to pilot-tower communications via audio speakers on the elevated observation platform.

Share Your Experience at Observation Park

Observation Park is open from 9 a.m. to sunset every day. The park features:

  • Free Parking
  • Restrooms
  • Elevated Observation Platform
  • Communication Between Pilots and the Tower
  • Picnic Area
  • Play Area
  • Educational Placards
  • Grass Lawn
Directional Map to Observation Park
Directional Map to Observation Park