New River Park

New River Park, Beckley, West Virginia, Raleigh County, New River Gorge Region
New River Park at Beckley, W.Va.

Some distance from the New River, New River Park is a largely wooded municipal park located in western Beckley, West Virginia, in Raleigh County. The park is located more than 10 miles from the New River and the 72.000-acre New River Gorge National Park and Preserve.

The park may be best known as the site of the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine, a historic landmarks that provides visitors a tour through mines beneath the city. The park is otherwise known for its day-use facilities, which include game courts, playgrounds, picnic shelters, and an olympic-size  swimming pool with a water slide. Several private picnic tables are located in the wooded areas of the park along its mile-long exercise trail.

The park also contains a small private campground as is the home of the Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia. For more information on the park, visit the parks page for the city of Beckley.