Chatham Heights Park

Important Notices

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Description

Elevation: 1046 ft.

Chatham Heights Park encompasses 9 acres of open parkland bordered by dense forest as well as Jones Creek towards the back of the property. This woodland is worth exploring for the variety of numerous breeding bird species including blue jay, Carolina chickadee, tufted titmouse, Carolina wren, American robin and northern cardinal. Additional species could drop in during migration; warblers, vireos, tanagers, rose-breasted grosbeak and orioles are all possible visitors. The undergrowth in the area holds numerous russula mushrooms which are beautiful but very poisonous. Poison ivy is also abundant in the area, so please be cautious.

Directions

Physical Address: 1270 Garden Ln, Martinsville, VA 24112

Chatham Heights Park is located in northeast Martinsville off of SR 457.

From US 220 BUS S in Rocky Mount, follow for 2.6 miles and then continue onto US 220 S for 8.3 miles. Turn left (south) onto SR 618 and continue for 5.8 miles. Turn right (west) onto Figsboro Rd (SR 890) and continue for 5.4 miles. Turn left (south) onto VA 174 E/Kings Mountain Rd and follow for 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Clearview Dr and then right (south) onto Northside Dr. After 0.8 miles, turn left (east) onto Commonwealth Blvd E (SR 457). In 0.7 miles, turn left (northeast) onto Chatham Heights Rd and then, after 0.5 miles, left onto Garden Ln. Follow this road until a basketball court appears to the right.

From US 58 BUS/Riverside Dr in Danville, continue for 6.6 miles. Follow US 58 W for an additional 19.6 miles, and then turn right onto Bob Gregory St. Turn right (north) onto Chatham Heights Rd (SR 457) and continue for 0.7 miles. Then, turn left (northeast) onto Garden Ln and continue until a basketball court appears to the right.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: (276) 403-5259 ahager@ci.martinsville.va.us
  • Website
  • Access: Free, Daily

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Accessible
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms