Hickory Grove Park is a large county park with a stocked pond, several camping sites, and hiking trails.
Yellow Banks Park has unique foliage and pretty views, with several trails to hike and a secluded fishing spot along the river.
Thomas Mitchell Park is a popular camping area, with the perfect creek for splashing in. Stone steps lead down to shallow water, with lots of frogs and flowers. The trails are well marked and grassy or dirt. There is easy creek splashing access here, you can see more specific details about how to get into the water in this post.
Jester Park is a hugely popular park, with lots of options. The natural playscape sits alongside a bison and elk herd, several campgrounds flank miles of wooded trails. Discovery Pond is a beautiful spot to explore, and there is regular nature programming held throughout the park. They are currently building an indoor nature center in the middle of the park, but the detour signs are clearly marked in order to acces both sides of the park. There is easy creek splashing access here, you can see more specific details about how to get into the water in this post.
Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt is lush and green, with a winding river next to the grass trails. Several wild bird species are on display towards the park entrance, and a historic bridge is fun to look at.