A mother pushing her boy on the swings at a Chapel Hill park

Explore the Best Community Parks around Chapel Hill

Southern Village is located near three of the most beautiful parks in Chapel Hill. With everything from scenic trails to historical ruins, you’re bound to find an exciting outdoor activity. When you’re ready for some outdoor fun, grab your mask and head to one of these parks near our Chapel Hill apartments:

Cedar Falls Park

Cedar Falls Park is an all-in-one stop for outdoor adventure. Visitors enjoy access to three baseball diamonds, three multi-use turf fields, and six tennis courts. Cedar Falls also has a playground for children to explore. For those interested in a more active visit, Cedar Falls also has a 1.5-mile natural hiking loop, which goes all around the park. When you’re ready for lunch, the newly constructed picnic shelter right near the parking lot is the perfect place to grab a quick bite. Whether you’re playing, picnicking, or just want to soak up the sun, this park has it all. 

Coker Arboretum

Coker Arboretum is awe-inspiring. This wooded garden offers free admission year-round to visitors looking to experience the serene, natural space. The grounds are filled with towering trees, stunning perennial flowers, and charming shrubberies. Visitors can explore the garden by walking the easy footpath around the park’s loop. If you want to find a secluded space to sit and relax, stop at one of the arboretum’s many clearings. This park is an excellent place to spend time with yourself and reconnect with nature.

Brumley Nature Preserve

Boasting 613 acres of green space, the Brumley Nature Preserve is open daily from dawn to dusk. With more than 10 miles of hiking and cycling trails, as well as woodlands, wetlands, meadows, a lake, and preserved historical ruins, Brumley offers all sorts of adventures. This is the perfect place to reset after a long week at work.

After you visit these incredible parks in Chapel Hill, check out these local hiking trails for additional outdoor activities. To learn more about Southern Village, contact us. We would love to take you on a virtual tour of our spacious apartments in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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