By TMoM Team Member Rachel Hoeing
The Triad is not at a loss for amazing parks, playgrounds, water fun, and trails. Bur-Mil Park in Greensboro has all of these and more! It’s a one-stop shop for a day full of activities.
Take a look at all there is to enjoy at this local park and make a day out of your visit!
Frank A. Sharpe Jr. Wildlife Education Center
This center was built for the purpose of educating the public about wildlife and natural resources. It is free to enter, and your kids can take some time to explore exhibits throughout the building. The staff is extremely friendly and will answer any questions that you may have.
Cool fact: The Wildlife Education Center is actually a renovated barn that has been on the property since the early 1900’s and used to be known as the Owl’s Roost Farm and Poker Club.
The aquatic center is usually open early June through the beginning of September each year. The cost is $5/person and kids under age two are free. This pool area has lounge chairs, over-sized umbrellas for shade, diving boards, zero-entry shallow end, small slides, locker rooms, picnic tables, and food concessions. Be sure to read the rules and guidelines here.
Golf & Tennis
Bur-Mil Park has a 9-hole, lighted Par 3 golf course that is open year round. It also has a 250-yard driving range with a grassed tee area. Sand bunkers, chipping and putting greens are also available nearby. See current rates for the course and driving range here. You can even set up golf lessons with Precision Golf School.
Walking Paths & Bike Trails
This is one of my favorite parts of the park! There is a paved walking trail that you can enjoy throughout the park, and also dirt paths that lead you into the woods and along the lake for amazing views. I love all the small ponds and waterways that you will pass along the way. Bur Mil also hosts bike trails and rents bikes at the Education Center as well.
There is a small playground located between the driving range and aquatic center. It hosts a few slides and swings, but is in full sun for part of the day, so be prepared! There are also picnic shelters close by that can be reserved for parties and gatherings. You can call 336-641-2020 to reserve yours.
There are two ponds available for fishing, and they host a variety of fish including bass, catfish, bream, and sunfish. The Wildlife Center has live bait, educational materials, and loaner rods available for youth.
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