March-Oct. Mon.-Fri. 8 am-5 pm, Sat. 8-noon
Nov.-Feb. Mon.-Fri. 8 am-5 pm
Clark Park is the city’s second largest regional park and is considered a gem by those who frequent it. It was designed, and remains a natural woodland area dedicated to preserving the environment and educating the public on North Carolina plants and wildlife. Three trails wind through the park and along the Cape Fear River. The Nature Center showcases both static displays and live animals. Park rangers educate visitors at the center, along the park trails and through school visits. Rangers conduct events at the park such as nature fairs, basic astronomy and animal print tracking and much more.
A visit to the Nature Center can include a picnic at one of the eight tables on the back deck overlooking the woods andwaterfall. For those interested in walking, jogging or bicycling, use the main parking lot to start a visit to the Cape Fear River Trail, a four mile paved linear trail running between the park and the Jordan Soccer Complex. A sign at the corner of the parking lot directs patrons to the trailhead.
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