Boulder Park Is a close knit and vibrant neighborhood located west of Briar Commons on both the north and south side of Briar Chapel Parkway (between N Serenity Hill Circle and Tobacco Farm Way to the north and between Wildwind Drive to the south). This area is named after Boulder Park located between Treywood Lane and Sagebrush Road. This park is named after a large boulder that sits in the middle of the park and provides the neighborhood kids a natural climbing feature. A picnic pavilion, bocce ballcourts and horseshoe pitches offers families an attractive green space to come together and have fun. This park is also home to the largest of two Community Gardens run by the Briar Chapel Garden Club, offering fresh vegetables, herbs and flowers to members of the club.
Another hidden gem is Discovery Park (also known as Hammock Park) located between Briar Chapel Parkway and Cliffdale Road. This park was not part of our developer’s original plan, but during surveying before construction began the developer discovered that a large house had burned to the ground at this site creating a time capsule. Ceramic shards and remnants of prehistoric stone tools have been found at this site. To preserve this history, this site was placed on the National Register and made into a park. Today, the part features a collection of hammock swings that provide residents a quiet, peaceful spot to relax.
There is also a trail head and parking at the NW corner of Briar Chapel Parkway and Tobacco Farm Way that provides access to our extensive trail system, as well as, trail access points from the western side of Wildwind connecting Boulder Park to Old Piedmont and the Great Meadow area. These trails are an adventure in the making and serve to bring the villages closer to one another.
We hope that you’ll take the time to explore Boulder Park and discover all the treasures this area has to offer.
Photos by Kiana Morrison