Local Spotlight: River Park North

River Park North

Staying inside has been the name of the game over the past few months. Still, many of us are looking for safe ways to explore the great outdoors this summer. Well, we have a suggestion! Grab your water bottle, put on some sunscreen, and take a trip to River Park North.

What is River Park North?

If you like spending time outside, River Park North is the place to go. It’s a gorgeous nature park located in Greenville, North Carolina. From camping to picnicking, it offers all kinds of ways to enjoy the outside world.

What can I do at River Park North?

Visitors can look forward to 324 acres of fun when they visit River Park. Some of the activities you can try out include:

  • Fishing;
  • Boating;
  • Bringing a picnic;
  • Visiting the Walter L. Stasavich Science & Nature Center, complete with an aquarium, though operations may vary at the moment;
  • Camping;
  • Observing wildlife, like turtles and birds;
  • Visiting the fossil pit;
  • Hiking; and
  • Playing volleyball on the sand court.

A Recent Update: Expanded Trails

Explorers, we have some good news for you. River Park North began expanding its trails in late July. The project is estimated to take two to three weeks, which means it’s nearly done. The finished product will bring 1.3 miles of new trail to the primitive trail area, effectively doubling the length. You can find it at the Tar River!

Visiting Details

Right now, River Park North is following its summer hours, meaning that it is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. You can find the park at 1000 Mumford Road. There are different ticket prices for city residents and visitors. Residents aged 11 and younger can get their tickets for $1, and residents aged 12 or older can get their tickets for $2. Non-residents aged 11 and younger can get their tickets for $1.50, and non-residents aged 12 or older can get their tickets for $3.

Additionally, please remember to follow the rules of social distancing when you visit. That means wearing a mask when appropriate and staying six feet apart from those not in your household. We also recommend bringing hand sanitizer.

Summary

The days can all blend together if you stay in one place. That doesn’t mean boredom is all you’re in for this season. As long as you follow social distancing rules, you can safely enjoy a trip to River Park North. Biking, seeing a fossil pit, or walking the trails—what do you want to do?

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