Parks, Trails, & Outdoor Facilities

The Town of Pulaski manages over 800 acres of parkland including the Draper Mountain Trails, Gatewood Park and Reservoir, the Dora Connector Trail, and a number of neighborhood parks and facilities. These parks around town include playgrounds, skateparks, picnic shelters, sports courts and other facilities that provide opportunities for walking, jogging, biking, recreation, and family-friendly activities.

Draper Mountain Trails

A system of biking and hiking trails on the north side of Draper Mountain, just outside the town limits between Route 11 and Valley Road. The property includes over 8 miles of trails, accessible from parking areas on Valley Road and the Draper Mountain Overlook.

Draper Mountain Trail Reports

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Gatewood Park and Reservoir

Gatewood Park and Reservoir encompasses over 700 acres in the heart of Jefferson National Forest, including the 160-acre reservoir, the Town's water impoundment. Open from April to October, the park boasts a 35-site campground complete with water and electric hook-ups, hot water, shower house, playground, and many beautiful waterfront campsites. There is also a day use area for picnicking. Boats, electric motors, canoes, and paddle boats are for rent in the waterside camp store and office. No petroleum-powered motors are allowed on the lake. For more information on Gatewood Park visit their website

Sixth Street Park

Located at the intersection of Washington Avenue and 6th Street Northwest, Sixth Street Park features sports courts, children's play equipment and picnic tables. The playground equipment was replaced in the fall of 2022, with plans to renovated the tennis courts into pickleball courts in summer of 2023.

Dora Highway Park

Located on Dora Highway near the train station, features children's play equipment including a new playground built in the fall of 2022, benches, and the Tad Steger Walking Trail. This park is home to a renovated N&W caboose, compliments of the Pulaski Kiwanis Club.

Jackson Park

Located in front of the municipal building on First Street, features a beautiful gazebo. Also has a fountain, benches, space for volleyball, and is bordered on three sides by sidewalks. This park is a popular walking area, and is also used for many special events and festivals, such as Rhythm and Ribs, and a yearly Easter Egg Hunt.

Cool Springs

Located on Dora Highway and Birch Street, features a football/soccer field. Plans for other features at this park are in the works for Summer of 2023.

Valley Road Park

Located at Valley and Pulaski Streets, Valley Road Park contains play equipment newly renovated in the fall of 2022 for children and a picnic area by the creek.

Pulaski Bike Park

Located right off Route 99 on the former community garden site, this park opened in fall of 2022 to provide locals with increased outdoor recreational opportunities. The Pulaski Bike Park was professionally designed and built to provide riding opportunities for a variety of riders of all skill levels. From small technical features like skinnies and rollers to the beginner and intermediate jump lines, this park has something for every rider. The facility also hosts a monarch butterfly pollinator garden that is kept up by the Friends of Peak Creek. This property also provides access to Peak Creek and the Dora Connector trail.

First Street Park

Located at 99 1st Street Northeast, First Street Park includes a newly built skatepark and basketball court.

Parks & Outdoor Facilities


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42 1st Street
Pulaski, VA 24301