Pritchard Park is 34 acres of rolling woodland in the middle of Chapel Hill and site of Chapel Hill Public Library (CHPL), a beautiful and heavily-used municipal library that sees over 1,800 visitors a day.
Explore More at Pritchard Park is an interdepartmental collaboration to activate Pritchard Park through spaces, services, and programs related to environmental education and STEAM learning. It includes an outdoor natural play area, several musical instruments, a collection of nature backpacks for kids and families, a series of environmental programs, and a selection of tools, equipment, and resources for citizen science. Citizen Science is the collaboration between the scientific community and the general public, who collect and share data about the natural world.
Purchased in 1988 as a site for a public library, recreation, and open space, Pritchard Park today has a well-used network of trails across its forested terrain.