Richfield Parks and Attractions
Trails in Richfield
An entrance to The Falcon Trail is in Richfield Park and the Park contains approximately one mile of mostly natural surface trail which connects to Pfeiffer University and Misenheimer (distance 2.72 miles). Trail land and easement has been secured to extend the trail from Richfield Park through Richfield towards New London but the actual trail for that portion has not been built. This trail is a part of the Carolina Thread Trail.
The town of Richfield was recently given 65 acres of land by the Tyson family with the stipulation that the future use be restricted to park(s). There are no immediate plans to turn it into a park but it is a beautiful piece of property with a pond. There are plans for a future section of the Carolina Thread Trail to run through this land.
Richfield Park has 102 Acres and sections are heavily wooded. A pretty lake lies in the center and lake is fed by Curl Tail Creek. The lake offers pretty vistas and casual fishing. A nice feature is a swinging bridge which connects both sides of the lake to an island. The island has a covered picnic shelter and there are other picnic shelters scattered throughout the park. The park contains an eighteen-hole disc golf course. Multiple baseball and softball are available for local team use and the Park occasionally hosts outside tournaments. Gray Stone Day School hosts their cross country meets at Richfield Park. The Park also contains a large section of The Falcon Trail, a 2.72-mile trail, that is mostly natural surface, and is a part of the Carolina Thread Trail.
Directions to Richfield Park
From Albemarle, turn right at the intersection of US 52 and NC 49 in Richfield and proceed north on NC 49 for .45 miles until you reach the park entrance on your left. From Charlotte, pass through the intersection of US 52 and NC 49 in Richfield and continue 0.45 miles until you reach the park entrance on your left. From Salisbury, turn left at the intersection of US 52 and NC 49 in Richfield and continue 0.45 miles until you reach the park entrance on your left. From Asheboro, the park entrance is on your right shortly after you enter Richfield town limits.
The Richfield parks are ideal for fishing, picnics, hiking and disc golf.