Elizabeth Brinkley Park

Map of TRACK Trail at Elizabeth Brinkley Park

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!

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Collectible Sticker for Elizabeth Brinkley Park

Location Details

Recreational Features: Paved Bike Path, Picnic Tables, Birding, Playground
Amenities: Restrooms
ADA Compliant: Partial
Seasonality: Open all year
Trailhead sign with brochures
Bridge by pond
Tree and cattails at pond
Paved path through woods
Paved path by field

Adventures for Elizabeth Brinkley Park

Animal Athletes brochure
Hiking

Elizabeth Brinkley Park: Animal Athletes

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.50
The Animal Athletes adventure challenges kids to exercise with the animals. This brochure gives kids eight different animal exercises they can do along the trail. From hummingbird hand-swings to lizard pushups, kids are sure to have fun getting in shape with the animals during their outdoor adventures.
Nature's Hide and Seek brochure
Hiking

Elizabeth Brinkley Park: Nature's Hide & Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.50
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
The Need for Trees brochure
Hiking

Elizabeth Brinkley Park: Need for Trees

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.50
By following the picture and textual clues found in "The Need for Trees" brochure, you will discover six of the more common trees found in Elizabeth Brinkley Park. During your adventure, you will learn about the need we, and other animals, have for trees and about the roles they play in the forest.
Pond Life brochure
Hiking

Elizabeth Brinkley Park: Pond Life

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.50
Ponds may seem quiet, but they are actually teeming with all kinds of life. With the Pond Life brochure, kids will learn the difference between producer and consumer organisms, and how to identify where a plant, animal, or insect fits into the ecosystem of a pond. This brochure will have kids keep an eye out for 12 common pond residents, and teach how these plants and animals use the pond.

Directions

101 Schley Avenue
Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450
Latitude: 34.317668800000
Longitude: -78.507351500000

Partners

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.