Enjoy the outdoors, play, and explore while practicing safe, social distancing! There are five Rowan County parks for you to choose from, where you can kayak, cycle, walk trails, hike, take in the scenic views and do so much more. During COVID-19, and as we enter into Phase 3, learn more about what outdoor Rowan County destinations are available for you and your family to start making original memories at!

For more information on outdoor recreation in Rowan County, North Carolina go to Visit Rowan County website and Rowan County Parks and Recreation

Dan Nicholas Park

6800 Bringle Ferry Road
Salisbury, NC 28146

Dan Nicholas Park is 330 acres of beautiful scenery just waiting for you to explore! With some amenities still open, this park is a great place to spend time on those warm, sunny days. View the Dan Nicholas Park Guide here.

Dan Nicholas Park is the place for family outings!


How about a father and son fishing day?

Dunn’s Mountain Park

1740 Dunn’s Mountain Road
Salisbury, NC 28146

Dunn’s Mountain Park is the newest park in Rowan County! 83 acres of wide-open space just for you. Take your family for an adventurous hike or a picnic at the top of the mountain and start living your life more outdoors. View the Dunn’s Mountain Park Guide here.

Take your next mountain hike at Dunn’s Mountain Nature & History Preserve.


The perfect place for scenic views!

Eagle Point Nature Preserve

665 Black Road
Salisbury, NC 28146

Eagle Point Nature Preserve is 200 acres of land to explore beautiful scenery and some of North Carolina’s amazing wildlife. There’s even a trail system that totals to 3 miles of walking through old home-sites, views of the lake, and more! View the Eagle Point Nature Preserve Guide here.

Check this out! Eagle Point Nature Trails & Preserve!


Need a date idea? How about a stroll through the preserve?

Ellis Park

3541 Old Mocksville Road
Salisbury, NC 28144

Ellis Park offers 26 acres of indoor and outdoor recreational activities. A great place for a quick workout and a fun, family game of disc golf!  View the Ellis Park Guide here.

Get your game on at Ellis Park!

Sloan Park

550 Sloan Road
Mt. Ulla, NC 28125

Sloan Park is a great hiding spot nestled in the foothills of the Central Piedmont of North Carolina. Sit back and relax or take a stroll through a peaceful, historic site for all to enjoy! View the Sloan Park Guide here.

Your next adventure is waiting for you at Sloan Park.


Need a break? Practice your deep breathing and relaxation at Sloan Park!


Enjoy the outdoors in the parks and natural settings throughout Rowan County’s cities and towns:

Enjoy those historic sites at Sloan Park!


LOCAL FOODIE TIP: Get your grub on at one of our many local restaurants after your workout at one of our Rowan County or community parks. Learn more about our restaurants here.

LOCAL SHOPS TIP: Need a new outfit for your daily stroll in one of our local parks? Check out all the Rowan County shops, like one of our downtown boutiques, when you click here.