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Jackson Park

Description

Jackson Park is a 212-acre park located conveniently near downtown Hendersonville. A variety of habitats in the park, including open field, woodland floodplain, ponds and streams, make the area attractive to many migrating birds in spring and especially in fall. Migrating warblers, vireos, and thrushes, as well as Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Scarlet Tanager, flycatchers, and many others occur in April and May, and especially in September and early October. Occasionally in spring or fall, species seen only infrequently in North Carolina, including Connecticut, Wilson's, and Mourning Warbler, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Black-billed Cuckoo, and Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, are seen at the park. Follow the road through the park to the fence line next to the Glover Street entrance, near baseball fields 1 and 2. There is an extensive drainage area nearby that sometimes attracts Sora and Virginia Rail during migration, and Yellow Warbler and Willow Flycatcher during the breeding season. There are several trails in the park and it is worth exploring all of them, but the Nature Trail and the trails that follow the various waterways are often the most productive.

Species of Interest (Full Bird List)

Sora, Black-and-white Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Habitat

oak forest & mixed hardwoods/pine, dry coniferous woodlands, floodplain forest, river/wetlands

Access and Parking

The park can be accessed daily during daylight hours. The visitor center is open 8:30am to 5pm, Monday - Friday.

Directions

From downtown Hendersonville, take 4thAvenue east, directly into the park. Parking is available at the visitor center on the left at the top of the hill. From Four Seasons Blvd (US-64), turn on Harris Street at the sign for Jackson Park. When Harris Street dead ends, turn left into the park.

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