Williamson Park is a 70 acre woodland preserve that is primarily a cypress forest. There are several ecological niches that contain hardwoods and other species of plants.  A nature lover, bird watcher, or  just enjoy leisurely walks through nature, then Williamson Park is the place for you!

Williamson Park History (pdf)

PARK HOURS: Sunrise to Sunset 

Park Quick Facts:

  • Located just a few blocks from Historic Downtown Darlington.

  • Cypress/Tupelo Swamp and other forested natural communities.

  • Floodplain of Swift Creek and associated wetlands.

  • Over 300 plant and animal species.

  • Newly renovated boardwalks and trails.

  • Easily accessible wildlife viewing areas.

  • 70+ acres of fun and learning!

Help us keep Williamson Park enjoyable for all who visit.

You can help by following these rules.

  • Bicycles and motor vehicles are not permitted in Williamson Park .

  • Pets are welcome in the park. Please keep pets on lease at all times and please pick up after your pets. Pet Waste Stations are located in the park.

  • Stay on marked trails and boardwalks.

  • Please do not destroy, damage or remove any plants or animals from the park.

  • Place litter in trash cans located throughout the park

  • Firearms, fireworks, drugs, or alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the park.

Trail Guide Download Trail Map  - PDF                                                                                                                                 

Trail 
Route
Comments
Distance
 
Park Drive Trail

 
 
From parking lot take trail to the right. It ends at the Cypress View bridge at the back of the park.
 Trail rating: EASY
 
Trail parallels Swift Creek and Williamson Park Drive. Cypress swamp will be on left and upland forest on right.
 
Approximatly 1/2 mile each way.
 
Deep Swamp Trail
 
From parking lot take trail to the left. It ends at the Cypress View bridge at the back of the park.
Trail rating: EASY
 
Boardwalk crosses Swift Creek and goes through the swamp, 
 
Approximatly 1/2 mile each way.
 
Park  Loop
 
From the parking lot take either trail. Cross Cypress Veiw bridge at the back of the park to continue loop,
Trail rating: EASY
 
This allows you to see the entire park.
Approximatly 1.1 miles.
Swift Creek Loop
 
From parking lot take either trail. Cross Swift Creek bridge to continue loop.
Trail rating EASY
 
Trail crosses Swift Creek and give you a mini tour of the park.
 
 
Approximatly 3/10 of a mile loop.