Observation Park

RDU Observation Park

NOTE: Observation Park will remain closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of all RDU visitors. We apologize for the inconvenience and will reassess when the state moves into Phase 3 of coronavirus restrictions. We will share information about the park scheduled reopening here, on our COVID-19 page and via Facebook and Twitter.

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 sunrise 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