We kind of had a hard time getting a walk in today. It drizzled a majority of the day. But, that didn’t stop us. We still took a walk at this park not far from home.
Willow Springs Park is a 36 acre park with nice views of Buffalo Mountain. It has a 1.8 mile, easy walking trail. Mostly paved, but there are some unpaved trails through the woods. It also has a very nice playground (train and village themed), picnic shelters /stand-alone picnic tables, basketball court, and volleyball court. There is also a pretty good sized dog park. But, from what I’ve ready, you’ve got to become a member to use it.
While walking the trail, you’ll come upon a pond near the Antioch Road entrance. There are signs stating that there is no fishing. There is a little boardwalk for viewing the pond. I’ve read that there are turtles in the pond. We’ve been to this park a few times, but I have yet to see the turtles. After you pass the pond, up on your left you’ll pass a butterfly habitat. Have only been to this park in the winter, but would like to visit in the spring / summer. I bet the habitat is beautiful that time of year.
Here are a few photos from today.
Address for GPS: 1201 Huffine Road, Johnson City, TN. There is also an entrance on Antioch Road, but not sure of an exact address.