High Country Public Parks

The Boone “Tot Lot”: Off of State Farm Road, near the Fire Station and Swim Complex in Boone

  • Fenced-in playing area
  • Newly renovated with up-to-date, safe equipment
  • A small track for walking, strollers or wheelchairs
  • Separate areas for younger and older children
  • Large sandbox
  • Picnic tables with a shelter
  • Bathrooms next door at the Swim Complex

Daniel Boone Park: Next to Daniel Boone Gardens, behind the Library restaurant in Boone

  • Large open area
  • Toddler play area
  • Sandbox
  • Picnic tables with a shelter
  • Bathrooms across the street and up a hill

Valle Crucis Park: In Historic Valle Crucis. Take 194/Broadstone Rd into Valley Crucis. Turn at the Mast General Store. Park is straight ahead.

  • Large track for running, walking or biking
  • Pond for catch-and-release fishing
  • River access for wading
  • Two picnic shelters
  • Bathrooms in the center of the park
  • Basketball court
  • Large open area for playing soccer, Frisbee, or setting up a volleyball net

Green Valley Park: Located in Todd. Take 194 to Todd, turn right on Railroad Grade Road, shortly after the Todd General Store, turn right on Big Hill Road. Park will be on the left.

  • Beautiful Views
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Small Playground
  • Large Fields
  • Walking Trails
  • Right on the New River!
  • Near Todd General Store

Blowing Rock Park: Right in Downtown Blowing Rock

  • Large Children’s Play Area
  • Lots of Swings
  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Courts
  • Gazebo
  • Near Kilwin’s Ice Cream Shop
  • Bathrooms

Canon Memorial Park

  • coming soon

Banner Elk Park

  • fantastic climbing frames,
  • swings
  • slides
  • a walking trail
  • a lovely stream right down the middle of the park, which is fantastic for playing in in warm weather. Bring those bathing suits for the kids; they absolutely love it and it’s got easy banks and a nice shallow area which is great for the small ones.
  • There are also bathrooms.
  • Dogs are allowed on a leash too.

Jimmy Smith Park

  • Coming Soon

The Buckeye Lake Recreation Area (Thanks, Debbie): Located in the Town of Beech Mountain

  • baseball field, walking trail, tennis courts
  • a multi-million dollar facility that houses fitness, indoor basketball and tennis as well as computer access, television lounge and kitchen/reception areas.
  • The indoor facilities are accessible for a reasonable fee.
  • For more information, see http://www.townofbeechmountain.com/community/rec_center.html

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Comments

  1. Debbie Canady says:

    The Buckeye Lake Recreation area has a baseball field, walking trail, tennis courts, tot lot and a multi-million dollar facility that houses fitness, indoor basketball and tennis as well as computer access, television lounge and kitchen/reception areas. The indoor facilites are accessible for a reasonable fee. For more information, see http://www.townofbeechmountain.com/community/rec_center.html

  2. Paulette Isaacs says:

    Park in Mountain City, TN, which is about 25 minutes from Boone has some nice playground equipment, a walking trail, ballfield, etc. Restrooms available. They don’t have any cutting-edge playground equipment, but…There is also a pond nearby with duck-watching opportunities!

  3. Heather Chapman says:

    The Banner Elk Park is wonderful! We are frequent visitors to Banner Elk because we have a place up on Beech Mountain. When our 4-year-old gets stir crazy during one of our forays off the mountain, we’ll often stop at the park in Banner Elk, which has fantastic climbing frames, swings, slides, a walking trail – and a lovely stream right down the middle of the park, which is fantastic for playing in in warm weather. Bring those bathing suits for the kids; they absolutely love it and it’s got easy banks and a nice shallow area which is great for the small ones. There are also bathrooms. Dogs are allowed on a leash too.