With golf courses, biking and hiking trails, fishing areas in James River, numerous parks and outdoor recreational facilities, Lynchburg, Virginia is a perfect place to settle in with your family. There are a lot of parks all over the city. Here is a list of some of the best among them:
Perfect for kids:
1. Peaks View Park:
This park, which is the second largest one in Lynchburg has a lot of facilities that make it a great place for the entire family to hang out.
· Basketball court
· Tennis courts
· Trails for mountain bikes
· Jungle gyms
· Rock climbing wall
· Picnic shelter
· And a collection of multi-purpose play areas for various sports and fun activities
2. Riverside Park:
The Riverside Park is one of the oldest parks in the city. This is also one of the most favorite parks of the city’s residents. With the playgrounds with slides, swings, jungle gyms and more, this is a perfect spot for a playdate. It boasts excellent views of the nearby James River and the Alpine Trail.
· Splash park
· Areas for sensory play
· Tracks for tricycles
· Train exhibits
· Drum circle area
· Tennis and basketball courts
· Playground which is ADA compliant
· Picnic shelters
For the pet owners:
1. Blackwater Creek Athletic Area:
The park is connected to the Creekside Trail leading to the Blackwater Creek Natural Area. This park has the city’s only off-leash area for dogs. The Lynchburg Dog Park is also housed within the Blackwater Creek Park.
· Off leash dog area
· Creekside trail link
· Drinking water fountain
· Athletic fields
For the perfect family outing:
1. Hollins Mill Park- for fishing:
The park has excellent views of the Hollins Mill Dam and the Blackwater Creek. It has vast open green fields perfect for a family picnic.
· Grills and picnic tables
· Fishing access
· Trails connecting to the bikeway of Blackwater Creek
2. Miller Park- outdoor pool:
The Miller Park has Lynchburg’s outdoor pool. It also has picnic shelters and the Aviary, which can be rented for parties and events.
· Basketball courts
· Baseball fields
· Horseshoe pits
3. Ivy Creek Park:
It is a favorite park for family and business outings. It is the best place to explore and understand the ecosystem of Virginia. The park also has a pond and shady areas beneath the huge trees which are perfect for a picnic at noon.
· Multiuse trails which are ADA compliant
· Play area
· Picnic Area
· Access to lake with seasonal canoe and Kayak rental options as well as for fishing
4. Riverfront Park:
For any large parties, celebrations or festival events, the huge open spaces of the Riverfront Park would make it the perfect spot. The park was recently renovated, making it all the more cheerful for a family outing.
· Trails connecting to Percival's Island Trails
· Huge open fields for holding large events
· Seasonal fountain
· Zero Depth Fountain
The city of Lynchburg has a lot of other parks to explore. Most neighborhoods also have their separate parks for the perfect day out with your family or for your kid's play date or even for an office outing.