Ivy Creek Park

Ivy Creek Park is a green oasis that includes the 6-acre Clemmons Lake and multi-use trails, picnic, and play areas. This park is ADA-compliant. More by clicking here.

To reach Ivy Creek Park, turn off Route 221 into Lynchpin Industrial Park between the Sheetz and fire station. Parking is available in the Sheetz lot.

1. Clemmons Lake

Ivy Creek Park is the city’s newest park. It’s the perfect place to get away from it all, enjoy the natural environment, or hike a trail.

You’ll find Clemmons Lake in the center of the park. The pond offers fishing, an exploration pier, trails, restrooms, and canoe and kayak rental.

The pond is stocked with trout and channel catfish seasonally. You’ll need a fishing license to fish, but you can borrow one from Lynchburg Parks and Recreation for free.

Families can explore the park on foot or in a canoe or kayak. It’s open from sunrise to sunset daily. The park is located at 118 Clemmons Lake Place, just off of the 221 bypass behind Sheetz. It’s a short drive from Peaks View, Riverside, and Miller Park.

2. Trails

The park’s wooded trails are a great place for hiking or running. They offer varying degrees of difficulty and are connected to the Central Red Trail, which is wheelchair-accessible. A map is available in the Park Information Kiosk.

The newest of Lynchburg’s parks, Ivy Creek Park was dedicated in 2011. Its small nature-themed play area and fishing lake set it apart from Peaks View and Riverside parks.

The park’s natural areas include upland woods, pine stands, savannas, and two miles of shoreline. It is a part of the Virginia African American Heritage Trail and has a rich history as an agricultural site, family getaway, and recreational space. LPDA performed environmental documentation, coordination, and design for the project, which included an educational pavilion, a future nature center, a universally accessible trail, and roadway improvements. This unique place is a must-see!

3. Picnicking

Whether you want to relax with a book, have a picnic lunch with family, or enjoy a game of basketball with friends, Lynchburg’s public parks offer a serene escape from the day-to-day. These hidden gems are portals to a world of whimsy, tranquility, and outdoor wonders.

Ivy Creek Park is a green oasis that features the 6-acre Clemmons Lake, multiple trails, and picnic areas. It also has a whimsical play area that includes dragonfly, frog, and toad climbing structures and a nature-themed playground.

RiverWalk is the ultimate urban/scenic nature walk that begins at the Blackwater Creek Trail end on Jefferson Street and travels through historic downtown Lynchburg. The multi-use trail then crosses onto Percival’s Island Natural Area and the historic Hollins Mill Dam Tunnel then continues through paved trails in Madison Heights.

4. Fishing

If you love the outdoors, there are many opportunities to catch some fish in Lynchburg. You can try your luck at Ivy Creek Park’s 6-acre lake, hiking or biking on their multiple trails or even visiting the Nature Zone where they have aquatic reptiles and amphibians.

Located in the city’s top-performing industrial park, Ivy Creek Innovation Center, the property is home to companies such as BWXT, Frito Lay, L3 Harris, and Total Plastic Solutions. With this grant, the City of Lynchburg’s Economic Development Authority will be able to advance Sites A and B in the park.

With a 6 or so acre lake, multiple trails, and picnic areas the city’s newest park is a great place to relax and get back to nature. There are also canoe and kayak rentals on the lake during the summer weekends.

5. Playground

A tidal pool, a zero-depth fountain, and a playground are available at the park. Children can splash and play all summer long at this fun and free public park in the heart of downtown Lynchburg.

The shady park also features a beautiful and unique walking trail along Blackwater Creek, a stage for community events, and connections to the Riverwalk and Percival’s Island trails.

Located in the Lynchpin Industrial Park, Ivy Creek Park includes the six-acre Clemmons Lake as well as multiple trails, and picnic and play areas. The park is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Definitely worth checking out!

 

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