Looking for somewhere to go outdoors with a nice view? You found just the right place. Below are three outdoor recreation locations that are located in Hollidaysburg, each having a unique, intriguing twist to them.
Discovery Garden is a wheelchair-accessible public garden in Blair County. Located in Legion Memorial Park, the garden provides a beautiful place for people of all ages and abilities to relax and enjoy nature. Since its creation, the garden has developed into seven theme gardens that are connected by wheelchair-accessible paths.
Discovery Garden is a project of The Skills Foundation, which supports Skills of Central Pennsylvania, Inc. The public garden is a partnership of the Hollidaysburg Area Women’s Club, Blair County Garden Club, Borough of Hollidaysburg, The Skills Foundation, and community volunteers. Discovery Garden is also dedicated to the memory of Courtney Leigh Claton, a young woman from Hollidaysburg who unexpectedly passed away in July 1997.
Chimney Rocks resides in Historic Hollidaysburg and provides a panoramic view of the Borough and the surrounding area to visitors. Open every day from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., the park contains picnic areas, trails, and overlooks open to the community and visitors alike. There are also areas open to host concerts, among other community activities. Since it was purchased by the Borough in 1994, several safety and accessibility measures have been implemented, like handicap access to picnic areas and overlooks, as well as handrails. The park is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
NatureWorks Park is an environmental outdoor education and recreation park. Among other features, it includes parks, trails, wetlands, urban agriculture, and storm water management. Pavilion rentals are also available. The park is a division of the Blair County Conservation District. Their mission focuses on the protection, preservation, and enhancement of Blair County’s natural resources by providing technical assistance and educational guidance. The Blair District started this journey by purchasing 15 acres of land in 2012.