Freedom Park

Freedom Park, Williamsburg: Address, Phone Number, Freedom Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Freedom Park
4.5

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Nic
Williamsburg, VA4 contributions
I love the options and nature trails
May 2021
This is definitely one of my favorites park in town, with endless opportunities to enjoy outdoors with family and friends.
Written August 4, 2021
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Matt P
2 contributions
"It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing!"
Jul 2021
This was a stellar experience and an adventure you must do when in the area. Our party has visited other Go Ape courses throughout the country and thought that this was the most beautiful natural environment. The course itself had varied obstacles for different levels of skill (and courage!). The instructors were attentive and helpful; from the check in process to the final zipline landing. Shout out to Haley for help with some ticketing confusion, Emily for explaining the Treetop Adventure course, and Hannah for making the climb up the Monkey Drop.
Written August 1, 2021
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TazsGirl
Ohio173 contributions
Walking trails
Aug 2021 • Couples
Beautiful park with shaded walking trails just minutes from our vacation rental. We enjoyed a stroll through the small botanical garden as well.
Written August 1, 2021
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Dave G
157 contributions
Well maintained trails
Oct 2020 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed exploring this park. From the botanical garden to the reconstructed houses of the early Free Black community, to the hiking and biking trails, you can easily spend several hours enjoying all that this park has to offer.
Written October 23, 2020
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Mary D
Salem, WV57 contributions
A magical garden to explore
Aug 2020 • Friends
The botanical garden is incredible. No admission to walk through this beautiful place. Parking nearby and walk about 100 yards on a paved path to the garden and cemetery. Gated to discourage the bunnies and others from munching as you enter a magical space of fairy garden, succulent spaces, wild flowers and therapy garden. Even more as the blooms are amazing as they attract the butterflies and birds. Benches are available to sit and rest throughout, the stroll through the pebble lined spaces to pavers to soil paths is amazing. The garden care takers must be proud of their creation. Roses, hydrangeas, butterfly bushes, wild sunflowers, wild onions and more make you think of the magical world of Dr Seuss. The small water feature is cute as goldfish are present, the butterfly bench is perfect for a photo opportunity. Don’t miss visiting this space if you have the time. A well kept secret for nature lovers.
Written August 7, 2020
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Carol and Ray L
Lancaster, PA180 contributions
Botanical Gardens
Jul 2020
This review is mostly for the Williamsburg Botanical Gardens located in Freedom Park. This is a delightful very small gardens of about 2 acres. There was a variety of flowers and it was well kept and maintained by the congenial volunteers. We went to the gardens twice while on our trip to Williamsburg and spoke with two different ladies helping in the gardens. The Fairy Garden was a favorite with our granddaughters and one girl commented that it was her favorite activity so far on the vacation. There were many little paths throughout the garden that were fun to explore. There is no charge for visiting, but there is a donation box and on her own, our granddaughter wanted to put a donation in the box. Don't miss this little gem if you are in the area.
Written August 4, 2020
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Ron
Williamsburg, VA125 contributions
Nice playground for small children
Jul 2020
I am surprised that this park is not crowded when we visit with our 3 grandchildren. What a pleasure. The one thing I noticed when visiting, was the friendliness of the caretakers of the playground.
Written July 30, 2020
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Kate7mom
Eldon, MO80 contributions
Quiet secret
Oct 2019 • Couples
So glad we found this park outside of Williamsburg. Very well maintained with a little botanical garden, settlers homes & nice visitors center. Some of the trails are paved. Others are in the woods & marked well and cleared nicely. There is a zip line at this park; although we did use it. Truly worth the scenic drive to this park.
Written October 11, 2019
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Gregory H
5 contributions
Several things to do and see, a great little park, very nice mountain bike trails
Aug 2019
There's a botanical garden, a small historical park with cabin exhibits, the GoApe zip line adventure, an interpretive center, and play ground.

The mountain bike trails are why I visited.

There are more than 20 miles of trails, with varying difficulty, from a beginner trail to some pretty good platform drops and ramps. It doesn't cost anything to park or ride, thanks in part to the Eastern Virginia Mountain Bike Association who built and maintains the trails. Volunteers are a huge part of keeping trails like these open, all across the country.

You're not going to find a lot of natural features in this part of the state, but there's enough elevation change to keep it exciting and some artificial features for those who want to leave the ground for a bit or challenge their balance. Mostly ramps, drops and skinny features. There's a gravity cavity, which are always a nice for a little excitement.

It's a small park, so there's no worry about getting too lost. You'll end up coming out somewhere in the park if you get turned around. Trails are marked, but sometimes it's not immediately clear on the location. Grab a free map at the trailhead or download the PDF from their website onto a phone.

Overall, it's a fantastic park, with plenty of things to do for a nice day trip. If you're traveling through, especially with mountain bikes, it's one of those local parks that inspire other cities and counties to take initiative for a healthier, more physically active community. If you've visited several other parks like this, you may discover something new to apply back home. If you're new to these types of parks, it may inspire you to preserve local green space and get involved in your own community.

Thank you to the people who keep this park going!
Written October 7, 2019
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classic2step
Portsmouth, VA6 contributions
Went to see the Botanical Gardens
Aug 2019
Very clean and well maintained areas. We went through the visitor center than walked to the Botanical Gardens. Coming back in the fall when it's cooler and we can walk more.
Written August 19, 2019
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