RDU Observation Park
NOTE: Observation Park has reopened. We’re excited to welcome you back!
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.
Observation Park is open from 9 a.m. to sunset every day. The park features:
- Free Parking
- Elevated Observation Platform
- Communication Between Pilots and the Tower
- Picnic Area
- Play Area
- Educational Placards
- Grass Lawn