The 0.5-mile long walking path that loops around the pond has been designated as the park’s TRACK Trail. The trail is partially-paved, with the portion of the trail that’s closer to the ball fields being paved. The trail on the far side of the pond is a natural surface, providing a bridge and dam crossing to get across one of the creeks and across the pond back into the park.
Elizabeth Brinkley Park provides visitors with the opportunity to recreate outdoors on one of the park’s sports fields and tennis courts, play on the playground, or walk around the pond along the partially-paved walking path.
The Hide and Seek, Need for Trees and Pond Life brochures will allow visitors to learn about and engage with the natural resources found in the park, while the Animal Athletes brochure will encourage kids to do animal exercises in an attempt to improve their health in a fun, creative way.
Have fun discovering the park and playing outside!
Adventures for Elizabeth Brinkley Park
Nature's Hide & SeekDifficulty:
Elizabeth Brinkley Park: Need for TreesDifficulty:
The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.
Kids in Parks has partnered with The College of Health and Human Services at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (CHHS UNCW) through their 5-county collaborative group called the Southeastern North Carolina Regional Health Collaborative (SENCRHC). The SENCRHC’s mission is to improve individual and population/community health in Southeastern North Carolina through regional programs and interventions that promote residents in Southeastern NC to be actively engaged in healthy lifestyles.
The Center for Healthy Communities (CHC) is providing critical backbone functions that provide the guidance, coordination and communication required to maintain an effective collaborative. These functions include facilitation of the regional public health diabetes network and implementation of a region-wide health intervention through the Kids in Parks program.
The TRACK Trail at Elizabeth Brinkley Park was completed through the partnerships formed with the above mentioned groups, and in partnership with the Columbus County Parks and Recreation Department and the Columbus County Health Department.