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Jack E. Dalton Park is unique, unlike any of the other parks found along this loop. Within this 30-acre property, large grassy expanses provide breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge and the surrounding hills as well as valuable habitat for open country bird species. Just past the two baseball diamond is a large field of grass that holds numerous killdeer and mourning dove. Local birders check this site during migration in the hopes that a “grass” piper may turn up. The habitat could support upland sandpiper and american golden plover althought neither have been recorded in the county as of yet. The weedy margins of the field run parallel to the park’s 0.6 mile lighted and paved walking trail which provides comfortable access to dense thickets filled with indigo buntings, field and chipping sparrows, and orchard oriole. Numerous dragonflies including common whitetail, eastern amberwing, and eastern pondhawk also frequent this area.
Physical Address: 130 Jack Dalton Rd, Collinsville, VA 24078
The Jack E. Dalton Park at Kings Mountain is located just outside of Martinsville near the intersection of SR 108 (Figsboro Rd) and SR 174.
From US 220 in Rocky Mount, continue south. Exit toward US 220 BUS S/Collinsville/Martinsville. Merge onto SR 57 E and continue onto N Virginia Ave. In 1.3 miles, turn left (northeast) onto Kings Mountain Rd (SR 174). In 1.7 miles, turn left (north) onto Jack Dalton Rd.
From US 58 in Danville, continue west. Keep left to continue onto US 58 BUS. In 4.4 miles, turn right (west) onto Hooker St. After 0.3 miles, turn right (north) onto Fairy St and then left (west) onto Commonwealth Blvd E (SR 457). In 0.4 miles, keep right to continue on Northside Dr for 0.8 miles. Then, turn left onto Clearview Dr and right on SR 174 W/Liberty St. In 3.2 miles, turn right (north) onto Jack Dalton Rd.