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The City of Norton has five parks, including the thousand-acre Flag Rock Recreation Area, pictured above.

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At a thousand acres, Flag Rock Recreation Area is the city's largest park. Located on the lower slopes of High Knob, the recreation area has 25 developed acres offering sweeping vistas, outdoor recreation activities, and city-established sanctuaries for both the mythical Bigfoot-like creature, the "Woodbooger," and the real-life green salamander.

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Clear Creek Park is located in the Ramsey section of Norton on 12th Street. The four-acre park includes a playground, basketball court, shelter, walking track, softball field, outdoor classroom, rain garden, green roof kiosk, and shelter with restroom. The shelter is available for use by reservation at a $20 fee.
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Norton City Park, located downtown, is a hub of activity for all ages. Sidewalks surrounding the park provide opportunities for walking. Two lighted tennis courts and a practice court are also available on a first come, first serve basis. Other amenities include modern playground equipment, a basketball court, and picnic tables. A gazebo is also available by reservation for a $20 fee.
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Locust Avenue Park, a small community park located on Norton's south side, one block off Kentucky Avenue, has playground equipment, a half court for basketball, picnic tables, benches, and trash containers. A shelter is also available for rent, May through October, for a $20 fee.
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Legion Park, located just outside downtown on State Route 619, serves as an access point to Flag Rock Recreation Area. A 1.4-mile trail climbs almost a thousand feet from the park into the recreation area. Built in May 1996, the park was formerly the home of the American Legion Hall. Historic stonework, including a wall and fireplace, is also present and is thought to have been built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The park can be reserved for a $20 fee. Amenities include a picnic shelter, picnic tables, grills, and a water fountain.
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Veterans Park is a small park located in downtown Norton. A brick patio includes benches that overlook Norton's Park Avenue. Trees shade the area during the warmer months. A Blue Star Memorial is also located in the park. The memorial plaque states: "The residents of Norton honor the men and women who served so valiantly and honorably in the armed forces of the United States of America." The plaque was dedicated Nov. 11, 1994.
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Contact Norton Parks and Recreation Department at (276) 679-0754.

Facility Reservations

Apply to reserve a picnic shelter at Flag Rock Recreation Area.
Apply to reserve facilities at all other parks.