Granville Athletic Park (GAP)

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at Jonesland Environmental Preserve
4615 Belltown Road
Oxford, North Carolina 27565
(919) 693-3716


The Granville Athletic Park (GAP) is open from dawn to dusk all year round.  The park resulted from the efforts of many to utilize land donated by the Jonesland Board of Directors and funds earmarked by the Tourism Development Authority to develop a facility that includes both active and passive recreation opportunities for all county residents and visitors. Read about the history here.

The park was funded by a State of North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) grant, a Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant, and general obligation (GO) bond financing. The debt service on the GO debt is being repaid through occupancy tax revenues provided by the Granville County Tourism Development Authority.

In addition fields and facilities available to rent, the park offers a variety of amenities that appeal to all regardless of interests or age.

The images below capture a glimpse of what is accessible for you and your family to enjoy within a short drive.  Be sure to click the image to learn more about each feature.  Additional information on facility rentals is also available here.


Coming Spring 2021!
GAP Phase III Expansion Project includes tennis courts, playground, and sand volleyball.

Tennis Courts (3 with lights & 3 with Pickle Ball lines)

All-Inclusive Playground

Sand Volleyball (under construction)

Kids In Parks TRACK Trail

Scenic trails and foot bridges


9-Hole Disc Golf Course ** Additional holes planned for 2021 **

Quilt Trails of the Tar and Roanoke Rivers

Outdoor Classroom

Butterfly Garden Free Little Library

Musical Garden Play Space


Baseball Fields

Soccer Fields

Amphitheater at Granville Athletic Park


Sports Pavilion

Picnic Shelter

Spray Park

Click here to view the scheduling calendar for the GAP.  To inquire about a reservation, call (919) 693-3716.

Return to the Recreation & Parks Homepage.

For the safety of our patrons, a lightning detection system monitors the park and surrounding areas for electrical storms. The horns will typically sound 20 minutes prior to the approaching storm. Patrons should seek immediate shelter within buildings and/or cars. Three short horns will go off when it is safe to go back outside.

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