Town Parks and Greenways

Overview:

The Town of Boone maintains many parks within the Town of Boone limits. 

Boone Jaycee Park

The Boone Jaycee Park has been a staple for children in Boone for generations. It has a variety of different play equipment for children of all ages, including two sets of swings, a play place for younger children, multiple climbing areas and a sandbox! It even has a community library with books for all ages. In the back of this big park is an extremely unique tree which has withstood many a storm. Come on out to the Boone Jaycee Park and enjoy! 

Clawson-Burnley Park and Wetlands

The Clawson-Burnley Park, located at the Greenway, is an amazing area for children and adults alike to come hang out and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Boone. Not only does the Clawson-Burnley Park provide picnic shelters for parties and a pavilion for gatherings, this park offers an extremely unique feature; the Clawson-Burnley Wetlands. These manufactured wetlands are extremely helpful to the Town of Boone. All rainwater from 30 acres around the Clawson-Burnley park is filtered through these wetlands using a pipe system. Runoff from streets, baseball fields, parking lots and even pet waste is filtered through these wetlands, and, once the water is clean, it’s released into the South Fork of the New River.

These wetlands also provide homes for many wetland creatures and plants, helping sustain the natural wildlife found in the Town of Boone. Our staff is dedicated to help maintain our wetlands, whether it’s clearing out invasive species of plants or pruning the bushes outside to help keep our wetlands safe for all the animals and plants to enjoy.

Jimmy Smith Park

Dedicated in 2005, Jimmy Smith Park honors the work and legacy of Boone Town Council member and Appalachian State University professor Jimmy Smith. He was well known in the community and across the state for his work in higher education. Known as the "smallest park in Boone", this pocket park hosts the "Jimmy Smith Maranon and Street Party", (like a marathon, but with a lot less running) is a 333-foot fun run around the Jimmy Smith Park track that people of all ages can enjoy.

Junaluska Park

The Junaluska Park, located just above King Street, is a wonderful place for people of all ages to come and enjoy! This park has basketball courts, children’s playground equipment and a nice open field to picnic or play soccer. The Junaluska Park also offers covered picnic shelters in case you get caught in the rain (like today). If you’re still enough, you may even see a deer playing in the woods surrounding this beautiful park.

North Street Park

North Street Park is a small little pocket park on North Street, located just above King Street. This sweet little area has a play set for children, a swing set, some benches and a brand new community garden! Stop on by the North Street Park and enjoy a little quiet time here in the mountains.

Rivers House Park

The Rivers' home was built in 1929 by Robert Campbell Rivers, Jr., the first publisher of Boone's Watauga Democrat Newspaper as well as publisher of the Blowing Rock Rocket and Avery Journal in Newland. Eventually, his daughter, author Rachel Rivers-Coffey, and her husband, photographer, and reporter Paul Armfield Coffey, took over ownership and publication of the newspaper. Rachel and Paul published the newspaper until they sold the company in 1994. It was Rachel Rivers-Coffey's wish to donate her family's property and house to the Town of Boone. The Town accepted the property as a piece of local history and to preserve the natural beauty of the property for the citizens of and visitors to Boone.

Strawberry Hill Arboretum

The Strawberry Hill Arboretum, located within the Daniel Boone Park area, began as one of fifteen sites across the state of North Carolina choStrawberry Hillsen to be part of the North Carolina Urban Tree Evaluation Program in the 1990’s. The North Carolina Urban Tree Evaluation Program was a cooperative venture among cities, corporations, commercial nurseries, community groups, community colleges, professional associations, North Carolina State University, and the North Carolina Urban Forest Council. Learn more about the Strawberry Hill Arboretum by clicking the picture to the right.

Our parks and the Greenway Trail are maintained by our Public Works department. If maintenance is needed, please contact our Public Works department.

Please Note: The Town of Boone does not reserve the parks. All pavilions located in the parks are public. If you would like to use the pavilion at any time, feel free to put your stuff down and use it as long as you would like. However, due to the limited number of pavilions we maintain, please be considerate of your time using the areas.