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The ground where the Battle for Guilford Courthouse was waged, this national military park is a solemn commemoration of the soldiers and militia who valiantly braved the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution. Back during the Revolutionary War, the battle for Guilford Courthouse was fought, with Major General Nathanael Greene and his men trying to defend the land. Complete with a tapestry of exhibits, monuments and dense forests, the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park is truly an indelible chapter marking the pages of America's history.
The largest water park in the Carolinas, Emerald Pointe Water Park is the perfect spot to cool off during the hot summer months. Bring the whole family here and take advantage of the 36 fun and thrilling rides located here. This park is so large, the rides and pools here contain a combined 3 million gallons of water. And if you get tired out from all of your fun on the water slides, find a lounge chair with a shaded area to sit back and relax away from the hot sunshine.
Hester Park is a paradise for sporty family fun. The grounds contain sand volleyball courts, soccer and football fields available for rent, 11 tennis courts, horseshoe pits, trails, and playgrounds. Picnic sites and grills will keep the family fed between events. Fishing lakes and piers are available for public use as well, with one pier designed for disabled access. The park can also accommodate weddings under the wedding gazebo. Hester Park is open from 8am until dusk.
Bur-Mil Park is located on the shores of Lake Brandt in Guilford County. The premises include a swimming pool that is used for local swim meets, a clubhouse that can be rented for corporate or social events, a golf course, tennis courts, and trails for hiking or biking. Visitors to the park can take lessons in any of the aforementioned sports, and picnic areas and a wildlife center are also available to the public.
Bryan Park is a golf complex as well as recreational facility for the entire family, and named after Joseph and Kathleen Bryan, the complex's foremost donors. The Players Course and the Championship Course are two of the most finely designed golf courses in the nation. The Players Course opened in 1974, while the other 18-hole Championship Course opened in 1990. As with most other courses, facilities include clubhouse, pro-shop, as well as golf-range and golf pros to offer help and instructions. The park not part of the courses include volleyball and tennis courts, nine picnic shelters, horseshoe pits and a playground.
Named after former Creensboro City Councilmen Vic Higgins when it opened back 1956, the lake itself is a 226-acre municipal reservoir. Fishing is allowed from a boat or pier, as is kayaking and canoeing. Don't worry if you don't have your own boat, kayak or canoe, because you can rent any of these from the park for pretty cheap.