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.
- 60 acres of fun and learning!
Park RulesPlease don't
- destroy or damage anything within the park.
- remove any plant or animal from the park.
- leave litter along the trails; trash cans are located in the picnic area near Spring Street.
- bring firearms, fireworks, drugs, or alcoholic beverages into the park.
- remember to keep noise to a minimum.
- stay on marked trails and boardwalks.
- ride bicycles and motor vehicles on Williamson Park Drive only.
Trail GuideDownload Trail Map (PDF)
|Main Trail||From parking lot, take Main Trail to Wood Duck Trail.||Easy; trail parallels Swift Creek between cypress swamp and upland forest; several side trails available for nature study.||2750 feet or about half a mile (.8 kilometers) one way; about one mile (1.6 km) round trip.|
|Residential Loop||Wood Duck Trail and Boardwalk to Carol Drive to Medford Drive to Spring Street and back to parking lot.||Easy; Boardwalk crosses Swift Creek and swamp, then trail leads to residential neighborhood streets.||5200 feet or almost a mile (1.5 km) one way.|
|Williamson Park Drive||From parking lot, go to stone columns and follow park drive to Wood Duck Trail. (or in reverse from Trail.)||Easy; Passes through upland forest communities and residential area; auto traffic is one way from Spring Street to Cashua Street.||3550 feet or about 2/3 mile. (1.1 km) one way; about 1 1/3 mile (2.2 km) round trip.|
|Daylily and Wax-Myrle Trails||From parking lot, go to your left parallel to Spring Street, turn right and follow Daylily Trail then turn left onto Wax Myrtle Trail. Return by Christian Court or backtrack.||Easy; trail crosses Swift Creek and goes along creek through cypress swamp, then pine woods with lots of Ferns and Wax-Myrtles; Daylilies bloom in June.||1475 feet or about 1/4 mile (0.4 km) one way; about 1/2 mile (0.8 km) round trip.|