J.F. Gregory Park is a 335-acre multi-use recreational area that was once a thriving rice plantation and was later purchased by Henry Ford. The park, named after Ford's plantation foreman, was built beginning in 1998.
The park now includes the Wetland Education Center, a birding trail with a tower, the restored Henry Ford home, a 10-acre lake, and a covered pavilion, in addition to the 3-mile nature trail. You can also fish, picnic, canoe, and play sports here, and there are fitness stations along the trail.
The Richmond Hill community clearly takes pride in this beautiful park, as many different groups contributed to its creation and upkeep. The local garden club, historical society, city planners, and private donors all worked together to create historic landscaping, restore the Ford house, and build the trails, bird watching tower, pavilion, and wetlands center. A bridge and a memorial to veterans have also been built.
The J.F. Gregory Park Trail is a part of the Coastal Georgia Greenway, which also connects the Georgia Coast Rail-Trail (White Oak) and the Georgia Coast Rail-Trail (Black Oak) (Woodbine Riverwalk).
Parking and Trail Access
Richmond Hill is located in southeast Georgia, southwest of Savannah, just off I-95. Take Ford Avenue to Cedar Street to get to J.F. Gregory Park; parking is available.
J.F. Gregory Park, located in the heart of Richmond Hill, is a must-see for outdoor enthusiasts. Over 3 miles of groomed walking and biking trails, a state-of-the-art children's playground, a 25,000-square-foot covered pavilion, and large open areas for picnicking are all part of the 335-acre community park. The Veteran's Monument is also located in the park. The monument is dedicated to all Americans who have served their country. Each granite slab represents a war fought by the United States in the last century.
- Free Parking
- Meeting Facilities
- Party Facilities
- Picnic Area
- Picnic Shelter
- Public Restrooms
Pooler, Georgia is blessed with some of Georgia’s most beautiful hiking areas that you don’t want to miss. Here’s our list of the best of the best you shouldn’t miss:
- Guyton Rails To Trails
- McQueen's Island Trail
- New River Linear Trail
- S&S Greenway
- Savannah & Ogeechee Canal Trail
- Spanish Moss Trail
- Tom Triplett Trail
These amazing hiking trails are located just down the street from our location at just off Outlets Way at 201 Tanger Outlets Blvd #710. Stop by for a visit anytime!