Lawson Creek Park

This is a huge, 140-acre park located just west of the Tryon Palace on the Trent River. Lawson Creek Park has two boat launches, restroom facilities, two shelters, island/picnic areas, two soccer fields, two fishing piers, a handicap walkway, one handicap fishing pier, and a walking trail. The picnic area is located at Jack’s Island which contains a walkway with picnic tables, grills and ample parking. It may be reserved for your special event. Lawson Creek Park is often the site for the city’s annual 4th of July fireworks display, including live music, food, games, and fun for the whole family!

Walking Trail Length: .8 mi

The Lawson Creek Trail has a great balance of the water and nature of New Bern. This trail is a mixture of wooden planks, gravel and grass that takes you through a winding maze of Lawson Creek Park.