Collinsville Jaycee Park

Important Notices

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Description

Elevation: 1039 ft.

This 27-acre park is primarily composed of deciduous woodland surrounded by residential development. The park has a perennial stream that provides a water source for animals and is an excellent focal point for any visit. From the central picnic area, a 1.25 mile hiking trail meanders through the woods and provides several opportunities to look into the treetops along the stream course.

The site is reportedly at its best in the fall and spring when numerous migrant songbirds drop in for a snack or a bath in the creek. Throughout the year, the park hosts many of Virginia’s typical woodland bird species. The ubiquitous Carolina chickadee and tufted titmouse are joined by white-breasted nuthatch and eastern wood-pewee, while the numerous large trees attract hairy, downy, red-bellied and pileated woodpeckers. The wildflowers along the wood’s edge attract butterflies such as the prolific spicebush swallowtail. Look along the creek for common whitetail. Although the park is surrounded by housing, white-tailed deer are numerous in the park and readily seen.

Directions

Physical Address: 475 Parkwood Ct, Collinsville, VA 24078

From US 220 in Roanoke/Rocky Mount, continue south. Take the exit toward US 220 BUS S/Collinsville/Martinsville and continue onto N Virginia Ave for 1.3 miles. Then, turn left (east) onto Kings Mountain Rd/VA 174 and continue for 0.9 miles. Turn right onto Plantation Dr and then left onto Colonial Dr. Turn right onto Parkwood Ct and then right again to find parking immediately to the right as well as further down to the left.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: 276-634-4640, radams@co.henry.va.us
  • Website
  • Access: Free, Daily

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Bike Trails
  • Accessible
  • Hiking Trails
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms