Local Parks & Trails in Rutherford County

Enjoy the variety of family-friendly parks and trails offered throughout our area. Pack a picnic lunch and spend a leisurely afternoon at one of our parks. Or, give your blood pressure a boost and hike, bike or paddle along one of our many trails. The choices are diverse and full of discovery along the way.

Dittmer-Watts Nature Trail Park

Dittmer-Watts Nature Trail Park is a walking trail system of approximately 3 miles of looped natural surface trails with varying difficulty. It's an ideal spot for picnics, bird enthusiasts, couples and…

The pavilion at Morse Park in Lake Lure, NC
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Morse Park - Lake Luke

Public park on Lake Lure featuring a walking trail, gardens, wetlands, pavilion and fishing.

Crestview Park

Crestview Park is a 26-acre, multi-purpose park that contains baseball fields,  lighted tennis courts,  lighted basketball courts, 1/3 mile lighted walking trail, horseshoe pits, 2 playgrounds…

Kiwanis Park

Kiwanis Park is a 3.7-acre, heavily-shaded park that includes six picnic tables, charcoal grill, swings, and access to Cleghorn Creek. The Main Street Safari Trail from Kids in Parks begins at Kiwanis Park…