City of Buckhannon West Virginia
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Parks and Recreational Areas

Volunteer at our Parks!

Please stop in or call City Hall at (304) 472-1651 for pavilion availability and rentals.

All parks in the City of Buckhannon are open from sunrise to sunset. All other times the parks are considered closed to the public.

City Park –  22 Park Street

  • Three pavilions
  • Large picnic area
  • Playground
  • Natural wooded area
  • Historic location: McClellan’s encampment, Civil War
  • Basketball & volleyball courts
  • Restrooms & water fountains

Fred Brooks Triangle Park – 13 Marion Street

  • Small picnic area
  • Historic location: Early Civil War skirmish

Stockert Youth & Community Center – Downtown

  • Small pavilion
  • Playground
  • Volleyball court
  • Basketball court (indoor & outdoor)
  • Youth leagues and adult fitness classes
  • Exercise equipment/gym
  • Meeting spaces
  • Community Center

Harley Brown Rotary Park – 196 South Florida Street

  • Playground area
  • Benches

Elizabeth J. “Binky” Poundstone Riverwalk Park – 54 Camden Ave

  • ADA Accessible paved walking trail along scenic Buckhannon River
  • Picnic tables, swinging benches, benches
  • Historic markers
  • Basketball court
  • Nature Park Brochure 2019
  • Buckhannon River Access
  • Buckhannon Dog Park
  • Restrooms
  • *Note: Sports fields are owned and operated by WV Wesleyan College

Buckhannon Dog Park – 20 Randolph Street

Jawbone Park – Downtownjawbone-park

  • Open Wi-Fi
  • Flower gardens
  • Sculpture, Art district
  • Picnic tables, benches
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Festival Fridays (Seasonal)
  • Restrooms

North Buckhannon Riverfront Park – 22 Sixth Street

  • Three pavilions
  • Playground with ADA accessible equipment
  • Athletic (soccer) field
  • Walking trail
  • Public River Access to the Buckhannon River
  • Restrooms

Public River Access to the Buckhannon River (at River Walk Park)Buckhannon River Access

  • Features a paved ramp and parking area for the Catch and Release Muskie Pool

Larry Brown Flagpole Hill

Remember to practice good biking etiquette when enjoying our Riverwalk trail.

Community gardens, orchards, and pollinator wildflower plots

Orchard 1 – Corner of Randolph and Ritchie 
Orchard 2 – Riverwalk trail by boat ramp 
Orchard 3 – North Buckhannon Park 
Community Garden — Bobcat Lane & Baxter St.
Pollinator Wildflower Plot 1 — Cleveland Ave. near bridge 
Pollinator Wildflower Plot 2 — Thurman Ave. and 4th St.
Pollinator Wildflower Plots 3, 4, 5 — Along the Riverwalk Trail 
Pollinator Wildflower Plot 6 — Jawbone Park

This birdwatching map was created by Benjamin Peters, a WVWC student in the Intro to GIS course. Thank you!

Parks & Recreation in Upshur County near the City of Buckhannon

Mountain Biking:

Upshur County Parks (operated by the Upshur County Commission):