Downtown Chapel Hill
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Green Space

Downtown Green Space


McCorkle Place

McCorkle Place

UNC Campus by East Franklin St
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One of the notable features of McCorkle Place is the Davie Poplar. The Davie Poplar is a large tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) at the South end of McCorkle Place that is said to have already been a large tree in 1792 when the first plans for locating the campus were made. Legend has it that the Revolutionary War General, William R. Davie, personally located the University land around the tree after having lunch underneath it on a warm summer day in 1792. McCorkle Place is gorgeous, inviting, and family-friendly all year-long.

Battle Park

Battle Park

Country Club Road
919-962-0522
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Battle Park's 93 acres is the remaining natural forest that once covered the lands of the University.   Battle Park is now maintained by the North Carolina Botanical Garden, which is working to restore trails and create university and public educational programs within the park.  

Coker Arboretum

Coker Arboretum

Country Club Road/Raleigh Street
919-962-0522
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The Coker Arboretum offers visitors a natural and serene spot to relax and explore.  Boasting a variety of plantings, including those native to North Carolina as well as some from Asia, the Arboretum creates a beautiful environment in all seasons.  The Arboretum is maintained by the North Carolina Botanical Garden.  

140 West Plaza

140 West Plaza

Corner of W Franklin & Church streets

www.140westfranklinplaza.com

The 140 West Plaza is a place for everyone! In the spring and fall enjoy world-class performances, indie music and dance performances. Kids of all ages can play in the mist and lights from Exhale, the interactive sculpture from artist Mikyoung Kim. 

University Baptist Garden

University Baptist Garden

Corner of Franklin & Columbia streets

www.ubc-ch.org

Memorial Garden is an always-welcoming green space in the very heart of downtown Chapel Hill. University Baptist Church invites all to enjoy they space.