Parks, Trails and Playgrounds
The Northampton MUD maintains nearly 50 acres of parks and trails that are available to all Northampton residents. These parks include two lakes, waterfalls, trails, benches, picnic areas and playgrounds.
Youngsters may enjoy any one of three playgrounds. Two are located near the Northcrest Park and include a large open area, great for playing Frisbee or kicking a soccer ball. The other is located at the Inway Recreation Complex.
Wading and swimming are prohibited at all parks. Motorized vehicles are prohibited on trails. Fishing is limited to catch and release. Playgrounds, parks and picnic areas are available to residents from daylight to dark.
This park is located near the main entrance to Northampton at the corner of Root Road and Northcrest Dr. The five-acre park includes a waterfall and creek with a small pavilion overlooking the lake and half-mile walking and jogging path around the lake and picnic areas. Countless turtles, fish, ducks and other birds make this their home. The lake is stocked with bass, catfish and perch for catch and release fishing. The Northcrest Pond Pavilion overlooks the lake and is wheelchair accessible. Two playgrounds, one designed for young children, and a gazebo are located at Northcrest as well. You may also visit memorials of residents and individuals who have made significant contributions to our neighborhood. Additionally, there is a butterfly garden, which is visited by many different species throughout the year.
West Park is a twelve acre park with a stocked, five acre lake and is located on the west side of Northcrest Dr. near the main entrance to Northampton. The lake is surrounded by one-half mile of trails, including an outer an inner loop. Additionally, there are benches, bird houses, workout stations, and several varieties of trees with identification markers planted throughout the park. A small pavilion and multi-use pier overlook the lake.
This park is located at 6000 Inway Drive, east of Creekview Drive, at the Inway Recreation Complex. Recreation activities include a swimming pool (with a small child pool), playground, a pavilion overlooking the pool with picnic benches and an outdoor kitchen, walking trails and a fitness center. The fitness center has an assortment of exercise equipment and free weights.
There are two circular trails, each a quarter mile in length, and a trail to Willow Creek. The Willow Creek trail has connecting trails to Creekview Drive and Gosling Road. The Gosling Road trail will eventually connect to the Spring Creek Greenway. Additionally, there are benches, picnic areas and several varieties of trees planted or growing naturally throughout the park.