National Parks / Natural World
Tanglewood Park Clemmons
Where are we going today?
Have you ever come across a park that is SO much more than a park?! Welcome to Tanglewood Park in North Carolina!
Tanglewood Park is a HUGE county park with...are you ready...a golf course, fishing lake, gardens, BMX race course, riding stables...and that's not all!
Tanglewood Park is perfect for those hot summer days, because they have an Aquatic Center! The newly renovated Peter S Brunstetter Aquatic Center has slides, a splash pad, a winding tubing river, and lots of other fun features such as the children's area with a tipping bucket, and a lap pool with diving boards. Pretty amazing!
If you fancy a spot of tennis, then head on over to the community tennis center where there are lessons available too if you wanted to brush up on those skills! You can also rent either hard court of clay court.
There are three beautiful gardens to explore, from the Arboretum, the Rose Garden, and a Memorial Garden. Each one has something unique about it, and let's you surround yourself with all the scents and colors of nature!
Kids will love playing on the state of the art playgrounds, with picnic areas available nearby so you can really make a day of it and enjoy a family lunch in between having an amazing time!
We told you that Tanglewood Park was so much more than a park! Make a day of it and explore all there is to explore - we bet you'll be exhausted by the end of it!
How much does it cost?
- AdultsFree entry, but activities might have a cost
- ChildrenSame as adult
When can we go?
7am - sunset daily.
All year round. Closed Christmas.
You can buy snack items near Mallard Lake, and the pool has a concession area but make sure you eat in that area because of the bee population.
There are picnic areas that you can enjoy your own food at! They have charcoal grills too so you can really go to town!.
Any Top Tips?
The pool offer Rain Passes prior to 4pm to those with wristbands if the pool is closed for more than an hour due to thunder/lightning .
Doing our bit
The government really look after the park to create a place that is safe, clean and fun for families. Help them out by picking up after yourself too .
Need a little extra help?
If you have special needs just ask for assistance when you are there if necessary. Wheelchairs won't have many problems for more of the park .
Fishing requires a State Fishing Licence, and it's available open all year round .
What people are saying?
by Janet Gardner
I love that our county has the wonderful pool at Tanglewood.
I would like to suggest that the lower kiddie pool be improved. Children love it but they tend to run and slip. I noticed that one child fell and hit his head and hip. Could the floor of this area be improved to avoid this potential hazard. I hope that some action will be taken soon.
by Martin Brossman
We use to go here in my youth in the 70ies. We would rent cabins that are still here with my Uncle Ed and his kids. I am so glad it is still here and is in such good shape with a few of the items I remember from my youth. May may generations enjoy it as well. Hope to come back sometime soon. Just like walking around.
by Darlene Rathman
The Festival of Lights is definitely worth the wait. We go year after year. I would avoid the weekends.
by Angy Landy
tried to go last night. they are re-routing traffic from 3 different directions now. coming from Davie, our wait was 3 times longer than those coming from the other 2 directions. We literally made it 1/10 of a mile in 45 mins. After which, we would have had to travel another 1.5 miles just to get to the gate. Had we entered from another direction, the distance to the gate would have been less than the 1/10. Absolutely the most ridiculously poor directed event i have ever encountered.
by Jordan Burleson
Great destination in all seasons. Love the Festival of the Lights at Christmas time. Great trails and paths for cycling, running or hiking. Also have wonderful opportunities to horseback ride or picnic. All within a short drive of the triad area.