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A mecca for outdoor activities stretching right along the New River, Bisset Park offers over 100 acres of playgrounds, tennis courts, soccer and football fields, picnic shelters, a volleyball court, and paved trails reserved just for walkers and joggers. Wade fishing opportunities also abound with the park’s access to the New River. Additionally, Tangent Outfitters operates a satellite store out of Bisset Park, where canoes, kayaks, and inner tubes can be rented and used on the river.
The Riverway Trail, a 3.5 mile paved bikeway/walkway, can also be accessed from Bisset Park, where it continues to the east along the New River and to the south through Wildwood Park. Both the Riverway Trail and the paths in Bisset Park are popular places to view birds, dragon and damselflies, and many other types of wildlife that live in and around the water.
A Civil War Trails marker is also located at the far end of the park, where the foundation of a bridge that was burned during the Battle of New River Bridge can still be viewed from the riverbank.