Rooster Front at Steele Creek Park
Rooster Front @ Steele Creek Park
This park is located at 1160 Vance Drive. It is actually part of Steele Creek Park but is on the opposite side of the main entrance. It is 3.6 acres in size and is a very popular park year round. This park is built on land that is believed to have been the home of Colonel James King’s first Iron Works. (Circa 1784) This area later became the City’s waste water plant. The section known as Rooster Front Park was filled and leveled by long time Public Works Superintendent, Charlie Robinette who believed this area should be a public park.
There is an 18 ft. x 24 ft. shelter with a 15 ft. aluminum picnic table and a 15 ft. handicapped accessible aluminum picnic table. This shelter also has water, power and lights. There is a playground next to it for 5-12 year olds and also a 2 bay swing set with belt seats. Other activities in this park include a regulation size tennis court and a 71 ft. x 74 ft. basketball court.
There are 2 separate areas for picnicking. A picnic area is above the basketball court and includes an 8 ft. table, grill and trash receptacle. The other is accessible by a bridge over the creek just off the trail. This area includes 2 picnic tables, grills and a trash receptacle. This area is located directly beside the creek.
There is an 8 ft. x 8 ft. information kiosk at the trail head for this side of Steele Creek Park. The trail within this park contains 360 linear feet of asphalt paved trail and 550 linear feet of gravel trail. These trails are the lead-ins for the hiking trails on this side of Steele Creek Park. At the beginning of this trail there is a stretching station and a 3’9” x 5’ fiberglass informational sign on the trails.
This park is identified with a 48” x 70” double sided fiberglass sign. The parking area is asphalt paved and can accommodate 28 vehicles with two spaces being handicapped accessible. This park also has a drinking fountain, yard hydrant and three more litter receptacles.