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New park gets back to nature

Jasper park allows bicycles, dogs & foot traffic


     The trails at Jasper’s new 60-acre park off Hood Road are wide enough to drive your car on - but signage clearly points out that motorized vehicles are against the rules.
    That’s because the park, named after former Jasper councilmember Doris Wigington, is meant to have a back-to-nature feel.
    “The idea is that you will feel like you’re in a national park, walking on the trails in the woods,” said Jasper Mayor John Weaver. “We want it to be as close to nature as you can get in the city - it’s basically a nature trail.”
     For the rest of this story and to see a map of trails at the new park check out our print or online editions.


Disc Golfer
+1 #1 Disc Golfer 2014-04-30 17:56
I would love to see a disc golf course here. Frisbee Golf to some. I have tried talking to the mayor. Who could help push this?
-1 #2 Wayne 2014-05-01 02:04
My wife and I are very excited about this new park. We look forward to walking our dogs on these trails
PDGA #7670
-3 #3 PDGA #7670 2014-05-01 03:46
I would hope that Jasper does install a Disc Golf Course meday. It is one of the most cost effective recreational additions to any park. I helped design and install 54 holes in my former town of Waynesville, NC. 18 holes at their Rec-Park.....18 holes at Haywood Community College and two other 9 hole courses at two Elementary Schools. It was fantastic for the community and I know that it would be great for the Jasper area! For more info check out

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