The highly anticipated Winston-Salem Quarry Park is finally open to the public and so far, has only received stellar reviews, between breathtaking views of the Winston-Salem skyline and unique overlook situated above a dreamy blue quarry. While many Winston-Salem natives knew of the quarry long before its public debut, it’s now accessible to more than just unruly teenagers and curious adults, but the entire public. Once you visit, you’ll see what the hype is about.
For years, more than 200 wooded acres were left to the demise of nature near a quarry filled with water and formerly owned by Vulcan Materials. The project was spearheaded in 2014 as part of a $30.85 million parks and recreation bond request. In total, the new quarry park renovation costs $5 million.
The Quarry Park features an overlook pier that extends over the quarry and offers stunning views of the Winston-Salem skyline.
Cyclists also enjoy exploring the park, as it connects to the greenway. For those who want to visit, it’s easy to park, walk and explore. Besides the overlook, visitors can traverse the park and walk around the rock-encircled quarry from overlooks and pathways that are also safely guarded for young explorers.
Only in Your State – Sept 03, 2017
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