Stories

Published: September 15, 2022

Celebrate TACO Week at County Parks

The Catawba County Park System will celebrate Take a Child Outside (TACO) week, which takes place September 23-30, with a series of events for families and kids....

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Published: September 09, 2022

Hummingbird Banding at Riverbend Park

During the first two weeks of August for the past 15 years, Catawba County’s Riverbend Park has hosted its Hummingbird Banding demonstration for the public. This year...

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Published: August 22, 2022

Mountain Creek Park: The Reviews Are In…

In the short time since its June 2022 opening, Catawba County’s newest outdoor destination, Mountain Creek Park, has already been getting rave reviews....

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Published: June 27, 2022

Riverbend Park: Inspiring Your Inner Explorer

Riverbend Park’s shoreline stretches along the Upper Catawba River Trail, an 82-mile blueway that runs from Lake James to Lake Lookout Shoals on the eastern edge...

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Published: June 01, 2022

Bakers Mountain: Then and Now

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Bakers Mountain Park by traveling back in time to look at the history of the mountain as a well-known local destination for centuries....

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Published: May 25, 2022

County Parks Artwork Unveiled

Three CVCC students – Stephanie Huitron, Gideon Hart and Maddie Barrymore – created a four-piece artwork series representing the Catawba County Park System...

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Published: May 19, 2022

Meet Our Rangers: Lori Owenby

Meet Superintendent Lori Owenby, who will be leading a team of rangers at Mountain Creek Park when the county's newest outdoor destination opens to the public on June 18....

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Published: May 17, 2022

Visitor Profile: Michelle Kelly

Meet Michelle Kelly, who exercises her two dogs, Charlie and Azul, at St. Stephens Dog Park every day, rain or shine....

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Published: May 13, 2022

Meet Our Rangers: Dwayne Martin

Learn about what it's like to be a ranger at Riverbend Park through the eyes of Superintendent Dwayne Martin....

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Published: May 11, 2022

Visitor Profile: Tom Abernathy

Come with us as we hike with Tom Abernathy at Bakers Mountain Park, a spot he's been visiting since childhood....

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Published: May 09, 2022

Visitor Profile: Garrick Lane

Watch television/video producer Garrick Lane share his passion for Catawba County Parks in the best way he knows how: by video....

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Published: May 06, 2022

Meet Our Rangers: Tabitha Hope

Meet Tabitha Hope, who has been wrangling pups at St. Stephens Park for the past ten years......

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Published: May 04, 2022

Visitor Profile: Christina McNally

Get to know Christina McNally, whose passion for the outdoors since childhood led her to instill the same in her kids by playing in the mud at Riverbend Park......

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Published: May 02, 2022

Meet Our Rangers: John Sutton

Learn more about Bakers Mountain Superintendent John Sutton, who has worked at Bakers Mountain Park for the past 20 years....

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