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Town Parks

Ada Jenkins Athletic Field & Community Center
Ada Jenkins The Ada Jenkins Athletic Field and Community Center is comprised of 18 acres. This includes a soccer field, outdoor basketball court, playground, mini gym and drinking fountain. This location is open everyday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and is located at 212 Gamble Street. Restrooms are available inside the Community Center. View Google Map

Caldwell Green Tot Lot
Caldwell Green The Caldwell Green tot lot is a fully-enclosed neighborhood park featuring a kids’ play lot with a shaded sandbox, trike path, tunnel and grass mound.There are no restrooms on-site, however a small water fountain is available. The Caldwell Green tot lot is located at 320 Caldwell Lane. View Google Map

Faulkner Square Park
Faulkner Square The Faulkner Square Park is a formal garden square worth adding to your walking route with its planting beds and decorative trellis. The beautiful urban neighborhood park has bench seating and turf areas for playing.The Faulkner Square Park is located at 222 South Faulkner Way. There are no restrooms or water fountains available on-site. View Google Map

Forest Park Playground
Forrest Park The Forest Park playground is a charming neighborhood park featuring a kids’ playground, swings and wooded paths. Shaded picnic tables make this a lovely spot for a family picnic. Other amenities include trails and an improved wetland area.There are no restrooms or drinking fountains on-site. The Forest Park playground is located at 421 North Faulkner Way. View Google Map

Historic Beaver Dam Park
Beaver Dam Built in 1829, this Federal-style house was home to Major William Lee Davidson II and his wife, Betsy Lee Davidson. The Beaver Dam house was renovated in the 1970s and today possesses a quaint air of nostalgia. The park itself has a wide lawn shaded by old magnolias.Today, the Beaver Dam Historic Park and House are available to the public for rental throughout the year for:
- Business meetings
- Dinners
- Parties
- Weddings
- ReceptionsThe Beaver Dam Historic Home is located at 19600 Davidson-Concord Road. To get to Beaver Dam House, turn right on Davidson-Concord Road at the roundabout. The entrance to the park is about half a mile on your left.

Rental Information
Beaver Dam is available for renting throughout the year and is managed by Armin’s Catering. To reach them visit www.arminscatering.com or
call 704- 947-1670.


Jetton Street Park
Jetton Street Park This little park is located on Jetton Street, just behind the Aquesta Bank, in the Davidson Commons (Harris Teeter) shopping center. This park features a play structure with lots of opportunity to practice climbing and getting from point to point. There are benches available, and the area is lined with mulch for extra safety.

North & South Lawn Park
North South Park The North and South Lawn Park is an enclosed activity area. It is a perfect place to meet friends for a game of pick-up soccer or ultimate frisbee.The North and South Lawn Park is located at 185 Harper Lee Street. There are no restrooms or drinking fountains available on-site. VView Google Map

Parham Park
Parham Park The Parham Gateway Park consists of five acres, featuring a natural surface trail with 14 exercise stations, picnic tables, and areas to store and launch canoes. The small lawn area is suitable for a game of catch, frisbee or tag.This park is located on the shore of Lake Cornelius at 414 Davidson Gateway Drive.  Contact our Parks and Recreation Department at 704-892-3349 to store your watercraft on one of our racks. There are no restrooms or water fountains on-site. View Google Map

The Preserve Dog Park
Preserve Dog Park The Preserve dog park is fully enclosed and features a hiking trail and natural area with a parking lot and water fountain.Dogs with a current Davidson dog tag and rabies vaccination can play with their canine friends the Preserve dog park. It is located at 330 O’Henry Avenue. View Google Map

Roosevelt Wilson Park
roosevelt-park Take the kids to play at the playground and stroll around the pond. This park features a picnic area, boardwalks, paved walking trails, public restrooms, water fountain, and lots of geese.With its large pond and bubbling fountain, this park is a great spot for picnics and walks. Roosevelt Wilson park is located at 420 Griffith Street. View Google Map

Summit Tot Lot
summit-tot-lot As you enjoy your mocha latte and bagel with cream cheese, you can sit on the shady benches while watching your children play on the equipment behind Summit Coffee.

Outdoors

Arboretum at Davidson College
arboretum Since 1982, the trees and shrubs on the beautiful Davidson College campus have been labeled, making it a lovely place to take a walk and explore. View the map on the Arboretum site.

Canoeing on Lakes Davidson and Cornelius
lake-davidson-canoe Enjoy canoeing or kayaking in Lakes Davidson and Cornelius.  Take a hike along the Sterling Martin Trail, and put in at the launch at Lake Davidson Nature Preserve just behind Davidson Day School at 750 Jetton St. Since there are no motorboats, Lake Davidson offers a serene place to paddle, and in the center of the lake are several small islands, all designated wildlife sanctuaries, perfect for exploration.  Contact our Parks and Recreation Department at 704-892-3349 to learn more about our watercraft rack rentals.

Davidson Farmer’s Market
Davidson Farmer Market The Davidson Farmer’s Market is a great gathering place for the whole community. It’s a producer-only market that takes place on Saturdays from 8am till noon behind Summit Coffee and Town Hall from spring till fall, and then goes bi-weekly (9am till noon) during the winter months. It’s a great way to get local, fresh produce and products, see a cooking demonstration, hear live music, and be part of one of our community’s biggest assets.

Fisher Farm Park
Fisher Farm is a great place to go for a walk, take the dog, ride bikes on the miles of mountain bike trails, or have a picnic at one of the tables or on a blanket in a more private grassy area. Fisher Farm, a 200-acre park is located at 21215 Shearer Road. To find it, follow Concord Road out of town. Continue straight at the Rocky River roundabout. Turn left on Shearer Road about four miles after the roundabout. The entrance to park is about a half-mile on your left.

Greenways
Greenways Greenways are linear parks with pedestrian pathways connecting people and places throughout the Town. They encourage fitness, conserve open green space, and improve the Town’s air quality.The Randall R. Kincaid Trail, named in honor of Mayor Kincaid who served our town for ten years from 1997-2007, starts at the end of South Street by Davidson Elementary School, just before the covered bridge. Winding through neighborhoods, over creeks, and lined with sweetgum, tulip poplar and eastern red cedar trees, the greenway goes all the way to Davidson-Concord Road, just past the Historic Beaver Dam Park.The 13-acre Southeast Greenway features 2.8 miles of greenway trails and on-street bike lanes, connecting the downtown area of Davidson with neighborhoods to the southeast.The Southeast Greenway encourages fitness, conserves open green space and improves the town’s air quality.The West Branch Greenway begins and the southern end of Shearer Road, near the River Run Phase V development. It runs adjacent to the West Branch Nature Preserve, offering unique wildlife for walkers and riders. There are over 12 miles of greenways and bike lanes throughout town. View Parks Map (pdf)

Village Green
town-green The Village Green is the center of downtown Davidson. It is used for a variety of festivals and special events, including Art on the Green, Concerts on the Green, and Christmas in Davidson.Restrooms and drinking fountains are available in the Davidson Public Library. The Village Green is located at NC-115 and Davidson-Concord Road. View Google Map

Sports

McEver Baseball Fields
McEver Field McEver Fields include lit and unlit baseball / softball fields and the Pony Field, which has been home to Davidson Youth Baseball for more than 50 years. Our championship field was renovated in 2000 and plays host to many levels of Pony Baseball.McEver Fields is located at 626 South Street. Restrooms and water fountains are available on-site. View Google Map

North Meck Soccer
north-meck-soccer Started in 1987, the North Meck Soccer Club has grown to accommodate the needs of all ages of children and adults, making recreational and competitive soccer programs available in our area.

Parks and Recreation Department
Pump House The Parks and Recreation Department is located at 859 South Street in Davidson (next to Davidson Elementary School at the entrance of the greenway). Its mission is to provide fun, safe and affordable recreational opportunities and facilities, which promote quality of life, community, and healthy lifestyles for the citizens of the Town of Davidson.
They also maintain the wonderful parks and trails in our town, and provide facilities for programs, athletics and summer camps.

River Run Soccer & Softball Fields
River Run The River Run soccer and softball fields in the River Run development feature a full-size, regulation soccer field with goals and an unlit softball field.Other amenities include bleachers and a parking area. Restrooms and a drinking fountain are available. The soccer and softball fields are located at 19000 Davidson-Concord Road. View Google Map