Have You Been to These 3 Must-Visit Parks in Fircrest?
Fircrest may be on the small side when it comes to cities, but amazingly it is home to over 27 acres of lovely parks! REALTOR® Austin Wagner and his clients have a few favorite parks in addition to Fircrest Park and Roy H. Murphy Community Center, and Austin even shared a few great tips for what to check out at each park.
Read on to see what makes each outdoor space special!
Thelma Gilmur Park
“All three parks and trails are incredibly popular amongst Fircrest residents,” says Austin. “However, the Thelma Gilmur Park is a favorite among clients as it is located in a residential neighborhood allowing easy access to trails, wetlands, and wildlife.”
Located in a residential neighborhood, the Thelma Gilmur Park is a 7-acre site that features foot trails and lookouts around a diverse wetland environment. The area was acquired by the city in 1975, and is a favorite place to go when you want to lose yourself in nature for awhile!
PARK TIP: The Haunted Trails event coming up! This special autumn attraction takes place on Thursday, October 27th, 2017 at Thelma Gilmur Park. Join community members for a guided walk through the park as volunteers are dressed up and ready to entertain and scare you! This walk is recommended for ages 10 and up.
George Masko Park
Located next to city hall, this small park offers a lovely spot for a nice walk or lunch break picnic. There’s also a rhododendron memorial to enjoy.
Located right next to Whittier Elementary, this 13-acre playfield has several amenities to take advantage of! There’s a picnic shelter, 2 soccer fields, tennis courts, a basketball court, and more. “Parents enjoy having Whittier Park directly adjacent to Whittier Elementary, allowing their kids to enjoy playing outside and having room to run around,” shares Austin.