Our city’s parks are a great place to work toward your fitness-related goals.
Dupree Park is located on Neese Road, just south of Arnold Mill Road in Woodstock. The park features a large playground, a disc golf course, four tennis courts, a pickleball court, two basketball courts, a ¼-mile walking trail, and a ⅓-mile paved walking path with fitness stations. Dupree Park also has a boardwalk and floating dock perfect for fishing in the beautiful pond.
The Northside Hospital Cherokee Amphitheater is located in the heart of downtown Woodstock. Home to the popular Woodstock Summer Concert Series, the venue regularly boasts crowds of more than 7,500 guests. Amphitheater programs include a monthly fitness series named Amped in the Park, Music Mondays in May, and Sunset Symphony.
Olde Rope Mill Park is located at the end of Rope Mill Road in Woodstock. The park features multiple mountain bike and multi-use trails, park benches, picnic tables, a park pavilion with grill, and a scenic overlook/fishing platform. The park is home to the Taylor Randahl Memorial Mountain Bike Trail, which has 14 miles of connecting trails twisting through nearly 100 acres of public park land. A pedestrian/bike bridge connects the south side of Little River to the north side, where you can see the remnants of an 1800s rope mill.
You can get in shape with your four-legged friends at Woofstock Park, the city’s own dog park, located on Dupree Road. The park features separate large- and small-breed off-leash areas, shade structures, water fountains, benches and restrooms. A trail head to Noonday Creek Trail and Towne Lake Pass Trail can be found at Woofstock Park.
On the Trails
In addition to our parks, Woodstock has miles of fantastic trails (see the trail map on Page 20). There are paved loops, like the Wellstar Community Health Trail at Woodstock Elementary School and wide multi-use trails, like the Noonday Creek Trail, the Towne Lake Pass Trail, the Rubes Creek Trail and the Trestle Rock Trail. Woodstock is home to entry- and expert-level mountain bike trails, like the Taylor Randahl Memorial Mountain Bike Trails and the Dupree Park Family Mountain Bike Trails.
The Elm Street Playground will be located on Market Street, next to the Elm Street Event Green in downtown Woodstock. The area will have boardwalks and natural play features that will blend into the wooded surroundings.
You can find more information about Woodstock’s parks and trails at www.woodstockparksandrec.com.
By Stacy Brown, contributing writer and Marketing and Communications Manager for the City of Woodstock. 770-592-6256 or firstname.lastname@example.org.