Beech Bark Park
The Beech Mountain Bark Park is a fenced in, off-leash dog park where well-behaved dogs can exercise in a clean, safe environment without endangering or annoying people, property or wildlife. This park is a beautiful, well-maintained space open to all dog lovers and friends who are willing to uphold the park's rules and restrictions. The park was built and is maintained as a community project, designed to satisfy the needs of dog-owners and non-dog owners alike.
Background: For several years, the Town of Beech Mountain received numerous requests for a dog park. In 2011, the Town secured the perfect location for this project. A one acre parcel, located on the far northeast corner of the "Kite Field". In a joint effort between the community, the Town of Beech Mountain and the Beech Mountain Club, the Bark Park was constructed in 2011-2012. The project was funded entirely with private donations.
Dog Park Features:
- Two play areas (large/small dog
- Ample, level parking area
- 56' tall split rail fence & wire mesh
- Safety zone entry gate
- Natural landscaping
- Gravel covered pathway and links to greenway trail
- Dog watering stations
- Fully equipped waste stations
- Tables and benches
- Picnic Shelter
Fireman's Park is a public-private project culminating in a joint effort between the Beech Mountain Volunteer Fire Department, Beech Mountain Club, and Town of Beech Mountain.
The nearly two acre park land sits nestled in a triangular pocket between the Beech Mountain Club driving range, BMVFD Station #2 on St. Andrews Rd, and Pine Ridge Rd. The brand new neighborhood park includes parking access at both Pine Ridge and St Andrews roads, and will serve the neighborhoods along this northern/north-eastern corridor of Beech Mountain.
Included in the park master plan is the addition of a new hiking trail providing connectivity between the Pine Ridge parking area, park site, driving range, fire department, and the Town of Beech Mountain Wild Iris hiking trail. Additionally, the quaint neighborhood park will feature benches, picnic tables and grills fit for a wonderful afternoon picnic. Finally, the project will be capped off with the addition of fire themed playground apparatus complete with Beech Mountain Volunteer Fire Department insignias and lettering. Children and parents alike are sure to bask in the splendor of the parks serene beauty and exciting new playground amenities.
The community is proud to embrace this wonderful project that will provide the Town of Beech Mountain with another valuable recreation asset, honoring our local emergency professionals, while continuing to foster positive working relationships between various organizations within the Town of Beech Mountain.
Although ground has already broken on this project, funds are still needed to see the park to fruition. Any and all contributions are tax deductible and go to a great cause. Your help is greatly appreciated!
In the meantime, the park committee invites you to take a stroll along the already completed hiking trail, picnic at the park area, meander along the stream that flows through the park, and enjoy this great new addition to our community!
Again, fundraising efforts for this project are still underway, so please help contribute to the ongoing growth and expansion of this park facility and its variety of amenities that are sure to be of interest to you and your family. Information on how to donate can be found at www.beechrecreation.org or by calling 828.387.3003.
Fireman's Park Major Features:
- Emergency Services memorial
- Ample, level parking areas (two)
- Custom fire-themed equipment
- Rustic split-rail safety fencing
- Natural landscaping
- Wild Iris Trai access
- Easy access to VFD, Driving Range
- Picnic Grills
- Picnic tables and benches
- Hiking trail
Upper Pond Creek Trail
From Tamarack to Lake Coffey
Easy, 1.0 mile
Upper Pond Creek Trail has been designated as a nature trail. Be sure to pick up a guide at the bottom of the stairs at the trailhead. Fifteen different stations are located along the trail with interesting information about creek life, trees, animals, and wildflowers.
Lower Pond Creek Trail
Lake Coffey to Locust Ridge Road
Moderately Strenuous, 1 mile
An adult should always accompany children. Do not attempt to slide on the rocks or swim in the small pool, they could prove to be dangerous.
Wild Iris Loop Trail
Moderate, 1.6 mile loop
Best described as an easy woodland trail, Wild Iris Trail is almost two miles in length with only a moderate elevation change along the way.
Grassy Gap Creek Trail
Hawthorne to Buckeye Lake
Easy to Moderate, 2.0 miles
Please stay on the marked trailand always respect the private property along the way. A car can be left at the bottom point so that you can drive back.
Red Fox/Arrowhead Loop Trail
Easy to Moderate, 1.6 miles
This is an easy trail through the woods. Watch for the greenand orange arrows along the way.
Easy to Moderate, 2 mile loop
This trail connects Beech Mountain Parkway to Pinnacle Ridge Road.
Starting at Buckeye Lake this trail follows lower Buckeye Creek to an area below the lake and spillway.
Ask at the office when you check in for a trail map!