Not sure if it is official, but Blackwood Farm Park is open. They have done a very nice job. The sign on the parking lot reads:
WELCOME TO BLACKWOOD FARM PARK!
Orange County acquired this 152-acre farm in 2001 from Lannie and Mary Blackwood, who sold their family farm with the request that it be used as a park. Their parents, Herbert and Alice Blackwood.
farmed this land since 1906. The park preserves the hields and forests for visitors to use and explore. At the center is the historic farmstead depicting the county s agricultural heritage from the 1820s ur until the 1950s.
Enjoy the natural beauty of the site on the hiking trails. Have a picnic at one of the many tables or under a shelter where you can look across open fields to the farm pond. Walk around the historic farmhouse to view the massive stone chimnew of the oldest section, with its carved stone bearing the date 1827. Learn about the functions of the outbuildings built by Herbert Blackwood to house his livestock and harvests.
Walk along the well-worn path of the two-hundred-vear-old road that once linked Chapel Hill and Hillsborough.
We hope you will enjoy your time here today at this special place and will return again soon. Please be respectful of the historic buildings, trees. plants.
There is a Visitor Kiosk, Picnic Tables, and ADA Parking.