While we’re still very much in the thick of summer, fall will be knocking at our doors before we know it. With the dawn of fall will come cooler temperatures beckoning us to explore the great outdoors. Thankfully for Roswell residents, there are tons of parks and greenspaces to take advantage of. From dog parks to paved trails, Roswell is brimming with wide open spaces ripe for exploration.
If you’re a walker or biker looking for an area path, look no further than Big Creek Park. Located off of Old Alabama Road, Big Creek Park offers river access along with several trails. Bikers and walkers alike will enjoy the paved paths that meander throughout the park’s grounds. This park also offers over six miles of cross country trails for bikers looking to get off the beaten path to create their own adventure.
Hembree Park might be our most “traditional” park on the list. Hembree is home to a variety of athletic fields, so on any given day, you might be able to catch a ball game. In addition to having baseball fields, Hembree offers tennis courts, a playground, picnic areas, and even campgrounds. Kids will love the playground with ample climbing structures and plenty of swings.
Attention dog-lovers, this park is for you! Engage Fido (or in our case, Chester & Walter) in a game of fetch at Leita Thompson Memorial Park. This park boasts not one but two dog parks – one for large dogs and one for small. Visitors will find the off-leash dog park is perfect for pups to roam free with their pals. In addition to the dog area, you’ll enjoy a variety of trails and paths.
Old Mill Park takes visitors on a journey back in time. Visitors to this park will enjoy exploring a covered bridge, walking trails to 1850s Old Mill ruins, a historic machine shop, and an overlook for historic Vickery Creek Dam. The park is primarily for hiking and touring, but amateur photographers will certainly having the Mill and its surrounding buildings and bridges as subjects.
Riverside Park is by far our favorite park on this list because it truly offers something for everyone. There is a canoe and kayak launch, fishing holes and docks, picnic areas, playgrounds, river access, trails, and even a sprayground for kids. Perhaps the best part of Riverside Park are all of the concerts and happenings surrounding the outdoor stage. On the first Saturday of the month from May to October, 7–9 p.m., you’ll be treated to live music!
Looking for even more exciting things to do in our area? Check-out our other tips on our blog! And as always, if you’re looking to make Roswell your town, let us know. We’re happy to answer any of your questions!