Mark Watson Park Picnic Shelter

Categories: Kid-Friendly, Picnic Areas, Picnic Areas, Outdoor Fun, Parks & Recreation Areas, Easy Access/Roadside Picnics


  •  10 acre park in downtown Sylva 
  •  200 ft. softball field (lighted) 
  •  280 ft. softball field (lighted) 
  •  4 Tennis courts (lighted) 
  •  Playground 
  •  Picnic Shelter 
  •  5 horseshoe pits 
  •  Restrooms

The Local Scoop

We recommend this park due to it's ease of access in the downtown Sylva area. Conveniently located off of W. Main Street (Business Hwy 23/107) you'll find lots to do here. If you're in town with kids bring them to Mark Watson Park for some playground time or to have a nice picnic under the shelter. Make a day of it and bring your softball equipment or your tennis gear to play around before or after your picnic lunch. Be sure to stop by any of the fine establishments listing under our "Eat" section to stock up on all of your picnic goodies and be sure to tell them Stay And Play In The Smokies sent you!

The Local Directions

From downtown Sylva, NC head East on West Main Street for approx. 0.3 mile to a Left into Mark Watson Park.

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35.37376, -83.232615
Easy via West Main Street (Sylva)
86 Mark Watson Park Rd.
Sylva, NC 28779
Jackson County
Distance From
Downtown Sylva, 0.3 mile