An alluring wooded tract on the east side of the UNC campus, the Battle Park has a gorgeous location from downhill the Coker Arboretum. Spread over 93-acres, the park has beautiful pedestrian walkways and picnic areas. Benches, bridges and trails also adorn the park.
The forest predates the European settlement and is named after Kemp Plummer Battle, the president of UNC in the 19th century.
Great place for a having a picnic in UNC!
Battle Park Travel Tips
- Do not drink water from natural resources.
- Keep the pets on leash.
- Not allowed: Motorized vehicles, Smoking or alcohol, Climbing trees, structures, or water features, Removal of plants, rocks or landscape elements.
Battle Park Hours
- Open daily dawn to dusk.
How to Reach Battle Park
- Buses CL, D, F
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29.75% of people who visit Chapel Hill include Battle Park in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
66.67% of people start their Battle Park visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Battle Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Battle Park
Battle Park Reviews & Ratings
Fun beautiful place. Nice hiking trails and you can play in the river. Cool gardens too. Interesting meaningful experience. Completely free (except for the gift shop of course). The gift shop is fun to look around in even if you don't want to buy anything. The giant chess set is really fun. Very family friendly.
Truly a five star experience. A surprise around every corner, nature blended with art and a playfulness throughout the design and layout. A place one wants to return to....
Awesome botanical garden. The carnivorous plant section is the best I’ve seen. So many to look at and really cool.
It's a beautiful and relaxing place. You could go with your family to observe the nature and hear the birds singing. Great service. It's free. And it has free parking. Has a great shop with plants, book, coffee y many other thing.
Great botanical garden! Great walks through the woods, and easy to identify all local foliage. Very special store. Very nice people, as well! We had left behind a Yeti thermos water bottle after purchasing some items. When we called back the next morning, Betina took our phone number, and name. In less than one hour she called us back to tell us that they had found our Yeti, and that it would be held for us to pick up. A 5 star experience for sure!