One of the marks of a great city is outdoor recreation space for its residents to play, sit, and enjoy their surroundings. Woodstock has grown leaps and bounds over the past decade, and that means more options for shopping, dining, and entertainment. And, to make sure we still have plenty of room to get outside, it also means more parks!
Whether you’re two (or have a two year old – what two year old is reading this?) or 92, or any age in between, there’s a park in Woodstock that is perfect for you! With the addition of a fun new playground right in the heart of downtown Woodstock, we want to share an updated list of a few of our favorites.
Playground at Elm Street Green
New this month, Woodstock Parks and Recreation has opened a “natural playground” on the Elm Street Arts Village event green along Market Street between Oak and Maple Streets. To maintain as many trees as possible, the playground was built around the existing landscape, and it incorporates music and building elements to engage kids’ imaginations. It has an ADA accessible boardwalk to enter the park and natural elements for kids to climb and explore.
The playground is intended for children ages five to 12, and its perfect location (right across from Reformation Brewery!) has already made it a favorite of parents and grandparents alike!
Park at City Center
Also located in the heart of downtown Woodstock, the Park at City Center features a beautiful water fountain, a gazebo, the Woodstock War Memorial and several park benches. If you’re exploring downtown Woodstock and looking for a place to read or picnic, check out the Park at City Center.
This park is also adjacent to the Northside Hospital Amphitheater, which hosts many community events throughout the year, including the Woodstock Summer Concert Series. The large event space is great for meeting up with friends, doing a little outdoor exercise, or letting the kids or grandkids run wild to burn off some extra energy.
Olde Rope Mill Park
Located near the Outlet Shoppes, Olde Rope Mill Park features stunning scenery along Little River, a paved ½ mile walking trail, gravel/dirt trails leading to ruins of the original Rope Mill, a stone pavilion and picnic area, and 14 miles of mountain bike trails. On a sunny day it’s common to see people fishing, canoeing, biking, walking their dog, picnicking or enjoying nature.
Olde Rope Mill also has a new, easy boat launch that is perfect for getting a kayak in the water to explore Little River.
Woofstock Park is a local green space for dogs to run around and meet new furry friends. This dog park features off leash areas for large and small breeds and shaded benches for their owners. If you’re looking for an open space to play fetch or relax with your furry friend, Woofstock Park is the place to be.
Woofstock is also a trail head for the Noonday Creek Trail and the Towne Lake Pass Trail. To learn more about the Greenprints Trail system, check out our blog.
Located just south of Arnold Mill Road, Dupree Park features a fishing pond, a huge playground, ¼ mile walking trail, family-friendly mountain bike trails, two pavilions, two basketball courts and four tennis courts. Whether you’re looking for a fun place to take the kids or a quiet spot to sit and watch ducks play in the pond, Dupree Park is a popular place for families and people of all ages.
For more information or access to a park locator map, check out Woodstock’s official website at: www.woodstockga.gov/parks
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