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Posted on: May 16, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Orange County to reopen Blackwood Farm Park on Friday, May 19, at 11 a.m.

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The Orange County Department of Environment, Agriculture, Parks and Recreation invites the public to join the Board of Orange County Commissioners (BOCC) for the official reopening of Blackwood Farm Park.

The ceremony will take place on Friday, May 19, at 11:00 a.m. at 4215 NC 86 S in Hillsborough. The park will operate daily Monday through Sunday 8am to 8pm. Future phases of the park are planned.  

Blackwood Farm is a 152-acre park, featuring four miles of hiking trails, a historic farmhouse, barn and additional outbuildings. New amenities at the park include: covered amphitheater, interactive educational trail, and large picnic shelter that can serve as an additional sound stage. Other amenities include open fields, small picnic shelter, fishing pond, and restrooms.

The Blackwood Farm property was acquired in 2001 through Orange County’s Lands Legacy Program. A Master Plan for the Park was adopted by the BOCC in 2011 and amended in 2018 and recently in 2021. The Master Plan called for low-impact recreation, while retaining components for the natural, scenic, agricultural, and historic character of the farm and amended to include a new park office, future learning center, and additional recreation area.  

For more information, such as hours of operation and location, please visit:

To review the Master Plan, please visit:


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