Directory of local parks with trails, facilities and other amenities.

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Arnette Park: 2165 Old Wilmington Road. Picnic areas, playgrounds, trails, tennis courts, horseshoes, sand volleyball court, ball fields and disc golf. Haunted hayrides in October and Christmas in the Park in December. 433-1547

Arsenal Park: 801 Arsenal Ave. Nearly 5-acre site contains remnants of the U.S. Arsenal, built to store arms in 1836. Green space, trails. 486-1330

Cape Fear River Trail: The completed first phase is four miles, running from Jordan Soccer Complex at Treetop Drive to Clark Park on Sherman Drive. The paved trail is open to pedestrians, joggers, bicycles, rollerblades and other non-motorized transport. The trail is home to an abundance of wildlife and several bridges that provide views of the river and marshland.

J. Bayard Clark Park: 631 Sherman Drive. Trails and nature center on 76 acres. Canoe launching, fishing, picnic tables, playground, primitive camping, waterfall, ranger-guided tours. 433-1579

Cliffdale Elementary School/Park: Cliffdale Road. Recreation center, volleyball court, ball fields, playground, green space.

College Lakes Park: 4846 Rosehill Road. Newly renovated. Ball fields, playground, trail, green space.

Cross Creek Linear Park: From Festival Park at Ray Avenue to the Riverside Dog Park at North Eastern Boulevard. Completed scenic 2.8-mile trail includes the fountain on Mason Street, statue of the Marquis de Lafayette, six bridges over the creek.

Douglas Byrd Middle School/Park: Ireland Drive. Walking trail, four baseball fields, multipurpose field for football and soccer.

Eastover Community Park: 2721 Ball Park Road. Ball fields, pavilion. 485-7424

Fayetteville Community Garden: Vanstory and Mann streets. 100 plots available to residents for planting vegetables, flowers and herbs. 433-1547

Festival Park: Ray Avenue and Rowan Street. Lawn area of 3.5 acres in front of covered amphitheater. 433-1547

Freedom Memorial Park: Hay Street and Bragg Boulevard. War monuments.

General Lee Park: General Lee Avenue. Playground.

Dorothy D. Gilmore Park: 1600 Purdue Drive. Recreation center, handicapped accessible playground.

Glen Reilly Park: Glen Reilly Road and Wadsworth Court. Green space, horseshoe pit, pavilion, playground, walking path.

Glendale Acres Elementary School/Park: 2915 Skycrest Drive. Playground, ball fields, walking path, green space.

Godwin Park: Markham Street. Playground, walking trail, picnic shelters, volleyball court.

Hall Park: Hall Park Road. Ball fields, picnic shelters.

Honeycutt Elementary School/Park: Lakewood Road. Ball fields, playground, green space.

Honeycutt Park: Fort Bragg Road and Devers Street. Ball fields, playgrounds, trail, picnic tables, recreation center, green space. 433-1568

Lake Rim Elementary School/Park: Hoke Loop Road. Recreation center, ball fields, gym, playground, walking path.

Lake Rim Park: 2214 Tar Kiln Drive. Picnic areas, horseshoe pits, trails, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, ball fields, playgrounds. 433-1018

Lamon Street Park: Lamon and Ann streets. Ball fields, playground, picnic tables, pavilion. Adult softball leagues play here. 433-1004

Martin Luther King Jr. Park: Blue Street. Statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., picnic pavilion and open space.

Massey Hill Park: 1612 Camden Road. Ball fields, recreation center, horseshoe pit, picnic tables, playground, in-line skating rink. 433-1569

Mazarick Park: Belvedere Avenue. Boat rentals, disc golf course, picnic shelters, trails, tennis courts, ball fields. 433-1547

Max Abbott Middle School/Park: Winding Creek Road. Ball fields, gym, walking path, green space.

E.E. Miller Elementary School/Park: Rim Road. Recreation center, ball fields, playground, green space.

Montclair Elementary School/Park: Glensford Drive. Ball fields, playground, walking path, green space.

Myers Park: 1018 Rochester St. Ball fields, horseshoes, playground, green space.

Nick Jeralds Middle School/Park: Ramsey Street. Ball fields, gym, green space.

North Carolina Veterans Park: 300 Bragg Blvd. Pays tribute to veterans from all branches of the military. Peaceful sitting areas, fountains and water features and bronze sculptures of the hands of 100 veterans. Visitors center. 433-1457, 433-1458, 433-1944 or

Pine Forest Middle School/Park: Ramsey Street. Recreation center, ball fields, playground, walking path.

Ponderosa Elementary School/Park: Bonanza Drive. Ball fields, playground, green space.

Reid Ross Classical School/Park: Ramsey Street. Ball fields, gym, track, green space.

Riverside Dog Park: 555 N. Eastern Blvd. Park for small and big dogs. 433-1547

Rowan Park: 725 W. Rowan St. Recreation center, picnic tables, playground, tennis courts, amphitheater, the blue whale. 422-1547

J.W. Seabrook Park: 708 Langdon St. Ball fields, basketball courts, recreation center, playgrounds, pool. 433-1571

Senior Center: 739 Blue St. Horseshoes, recreation center, walking path, picnic tables. Holds weekly and monthly programs and special trips. 433-1574

Christina Smith Park: 500 Fisher St. Playground, splash pad, ball fields, basketball courts, recreation center, volleyball, picnic tables, horseshoes, green space. 433-1572

Mable C. Smith Park: 1367 Shadbush Lane. Basketball courts, football/soccer field, picnic tables, playground, walking trails, horseshoe pit, green space. 433-1547

Stedman Elementary School/Park: Circle Drive. Recreation center, ball fields, playground, walking path.

Stoney Point Elementary School/Park: Rockfish Road. Recreation center, playground, walking path, green space.

Tokay Park: 328 Hamilton Drive. Ball fields, recreation center, picnic tables, playground, tennis courts, rubberized track, green space. 433-1547

Westover Park: Bonanza Drive, next to Westover High School. Ball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, trail, green space.