Parks, Trails & Recreation Facilities
Find a Park
- Future Lewis Freeman Historic Park
- Kiwanis Park *
- Knight Farm Park*
- Mary Hayes Barber Holmes Park*
- McClenahan Street Park
- Page Vernon Park
- Rock Ridge Park*
- Town Lake Park*
Park & Trail Safety
Park visitors should take measures to ensure personal safety such as utilizing the park during open hours, wearing appropriate trail clothing such as closed toed shoes, bring water, be aware of your surroundings, and having a means of contacting emergency personnel with them. Always assess weather conditions before going out to the parks and trails. Always be prepared to take the appropriate action needed to ensure safety.
Park Rules Prohibit
Trail Safety & Etiquette
- Walk on the right side of the trail (slower traffic keeps right, passing on left).
- Groups should allow space on one side of the trail for others to pass.
- When faster traffic comes up from behind switch from walking abreast to in-line to give plenty of clearance for passing safely.
- Look and listen for oncoming, overtaking, and crossing traffic.
- Keep to the right side of the trail (except when passing slower traffic on the left).
- When passing, give an audible warning by calling out “Passing on your left!”. This gives them time to clear your path.
- Keep at least one ear open. For safety and communicating with others, wear only one earbud when listening to devices.
Bicyclists & Other Non-Motorized Wheeled Device Users
- Bikes and other non-motorized devices (ie., scooters and rollerblades) are the fastest traffic on the trail. Park trail users must travel at 15 mph or under.
- Pass others on the left. Give an audible warning with a bell or call out “Passing on your left!” The speeds of a bike make it possible to startle other trail users, so don’t wait to give your warning until you are right next to the walker or runner.
Trail Users with Pets
- Pets should be leashed at all times.
- Please remove pet waste from the trail and grass and dispose of it in one of the pet waste disposal bins around the park.
- Carry a collapsible water bowl for your pets while walking in the park to ensure they stay hydrated.
- Not everyone is comfortable around dogs. Keep your dog close to you and stay alert to others.
Parents with Small Children
- Keep an eye on children on the path. Be mindful that kids (on foot, scooter, or bike) sometimes veer into the path of oncoming traffic.
- If your child is cycling, be sure they are skilled enough to control the bike, and maneuver as needed to share the trail and safely pass.
- Teach children that they must share the trail.