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  • A. D. Clark Pool

    A. D. Clark Pool

    The free outdoor swimming pool is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The 25-meter pool offers a zero-depth entry pool, locker rooms, showers and a family changing area. There is a wading pool for pre-school aged children and toddlers (swim diapers required). 

  • Anderson Softball Stadium

    Anderson Softball Stadium

    In 2002, the North Carolina softball team began play at its new home, the Anderson Softball Stadium. The lighted facility, which measures 200 feet to all fields seats 500, and includes state-of-the-art fencing, a new scoreboard, bullpens and batting cages, as well as a separate practice/warm-up field. The complex is located off of Raleigh Road (Highway 54) behind the General Administration building. The stadium was officially dedicated April 23, 2006 in a win over Georgia Tech. Amenities in the team building include a top-of-the-line locker room, on-site training room, coaches' offices, equipment room and a spacious and fully furnished team room.

  • Battle Branch Trail

    Battle Branch Trail

    Natural surface trail through upland forest area. Moderate slopes and some terrain muddy after rains. Trail is 1.5 miles long. Connects the Community Center Park, the Bolin Creek Trail, and UNC Campus. The western half of the trail is owned by UNC-Chapel Hill. Parking is available at the Community Center Park. Greenway parking on UNC Campus is prohibited M-F 8am-5pm. Bikes not allowed on portions of Battle Branch Trail.

  • Battle Park

    Battle Park

    Open daily, dawn til dusk, this 93-acre wooded park has a pedestrian trail system and small picnic area adjacent the Forest Theatre. Named for University President Kemp Plummer Battle, who cleared paths and built benches here in the late 1800's. The North Carolina Botanical Garden cares for the park and has been working to restore trails, bridges and the natural forest system. Please use UNC visitor lots or metered parking on Country Club Road during the week. 

  • Bicycle Chain (The)

    Bicycle Chain (The)

    Open Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm; Sun, noon-5pm. Two locations: 210 West Franklin St, Chapel Hill & 104 West Main St, Carrboro (919) 967-5104. Photo from

  • Blackwood Farm Park

    Blackwood Farm Park

    Blackwood Farm Park features approximately 152 acres of land located between Hillsborough and Chapel Hill. There is a historic farmhouse, barn, smokehouse, corncrib and other outbuildings, a picnic shelter, restroom, 4 miles of hiking trails, fishing (no boating).  Valid fishing license required (over age 16) and artificial bait only.  Also has open fields with 2 streams that flow into New Hope Creek. Currently open weekends only.  Fri - Sun 8 am - 8 pm, May through August; 8 am - 7 pm, September through April; and 8 am - 5 pm, October through March.

  • Bolin Creek Trail

    Bolin Creek Trail

    Open dawn til dusk. Paved path starts at the Chapel Hill Community Center Park off South Estes Drive and runs west for 1.5 miles to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Connects to Battle Branch Trail. Parking available at the Community Center.

    (Photo by Katharine B.)

  • Boshamer Stadium

    Boshamer Stadium

    For the fan experience, enjoy a wider concourse, new concession areas and restrooms, UNC Baseball Hall of Honor, and a new lighting system. The stadium's upper deck include's  suites for lease, coaches office suite, upgraded press box suites and hospitality area. The Steinbrenner Family Courtyard creates a scenic entrance to the ballpark. Seating capacity is 4,100.    

  • Brumley Forest Nature Preserve

  • Cane Creek Reservoir

    Cane Creek Reservoir

    Open Friday - Saturdays, 6:30am-6pm.  University Lake is open on Sundays. OWASA’s University Lake and Cane Creek Reservoir opened for public recreation on March 21, 2015 and will stay open through early November. The lake(s) will be closed on Good Friday (April 3).

    Cane Creek Reservoir will also be open for recreation on Memorial Day and Labor Day.  The reservoir was built in 1989 to complement University Lake. Free picnic and sunbathing areas. OWASA offers, kayaks canoes and flat-bottomed boats for rent.  Fees charged for lake use, boat rentals and related activities. Parking.  Cane Creek Reservoir is stocked with bass, crappie, catfish and a variety of sunfish. A State fishing license is necessary except on July 4th. Johnny Riley, Senior Lakes Warden, 919-942-5790 or

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