Culture and history are woven into the landscape of Briar Chapel. Local artists crafted original artwork and sculptures -- a collection of whimsical treasures that dot our parks and line our trails at every bend.
Ramble Bramble at Main Entrance
by Jim Gallucci
A stainless steel sculpture of Carolina smilax stretches up and over the native stone wall.
Glass Gate Trailhead
by Leslie Fesperman and Luke Barrow
The gate of rustic wood posts and suspended artisan glass brings light and reflection into the forest canopy.
This large boulder provides a natural respite for hikers along the trail.
Nestled along the Pokeberry Creek Trail, an artful collection of native boulders offer a natural a picnic table and benches.
Historic Bench in Founders Park
A historic fence was relocated to Founders Park, sharing a delightfully rustic glimpse into the past.
Birdhouses in the Dell
by Luke Barrow
Handcrafted wildlife habitat boxes beckon a colorful array of bird species to the butterfly habitat.
by Jeff Mateer
The heavy timber structure displays the community trail map, providing a hallmark rendezvous point along the mountain bike trail.
by Thomas Sayre
Large earth casts made from tree spades provide a dramatic focal point for each road as it converges with the traffic circle.
by Grace Cathey
Large Metal sculpture featuring a caterpillar changing into a butterfly is located in the community garden.
by Erick Davis
Created with recycled materials, hand-tiled mosaics depicting scenes of local wildlife and birds wrap a cluster of large boulders in Founders Park.
Bennett Mountain Wall
Native stone was used to create the terraced wall skirting the rocky slopes of Bennett Mountain.
Pokeberry Creek Bridge
The large wooden bridge in the preserved forest leads hikers along a ravine to Pokeberry Creek.