While Liberty Park might be known more as a dog park (Freedom Run), disc golf course or for the baseball fields...it still packs a punch as a place to escape to and sneak in a quick, short walk or run at. It is a 84-acre active park that also includes a playground and has concessions (at the ball fields), bathrooms (and porta-potties) and water fountains.
While the path is just the road around the park, there normally aren't too many cars driving by so it makes for a fairly nice, large path to walk/run. When you enter the park you will cross over a bridge and the dog park will be on your left. You can park there or if you follow the road you will come across a few different parking lots (one closer to the front, one by the park and one by the disc golf course).
The path is a 1/2 mile long paved road. If you park in the first parking lot (after the dog park) and go clockwise you will pass by the dog park, head up that hill and pass by the disc golf course on the left, playground on the right (with some benches and a picnic table) and back to the parking lot. It is beautifully wooded around the road and makes for nice scenery!
Bring your dog and kids and go on a quick walk before you head to the dog park or playground. If you are a runner, this would be a great course to run 800m repeats (with a hill). There is an elevation gain of about 60 feet which can feel a little challenging though on those repeats ;) You can add on a little more still within the park limits by running to the entrance and back or you could head out to Turning Wheel Ln, make a left and then another left into the parking lot by the baseball fields and run on the sidewalks to the fields and back. If you wanted to make it a little more interesting, as long as nobody was playing disc golf, you could run or hike through the wooded trails! You can add in quite a bit more time back there, albeit it isn't one continuous trail. The trails are beautiful and challenging with a lot of elevation changes, not for the faint of heart (same goes for those looking to play disc golf)! And to top it off, if you really wanted to add on the mileage you could just run out of the park to Turning Wheel Ln or to McEwen (there are great sidewalks all around)! I frequently include this path in my weekly long runs since it has a water fountain and bathroom (if needed).
There is no better time than now to get out there and explore this park!
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