Observation Park

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.

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