Boyd Pond Park

Boyd Pond Park Boyd Pond is a hidden jewel known for its pond, but it also has softball & soccer fields, hiking & mountain biking trails, disc golf, an observatory and other amenities.
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06/14/2020
Griffen the Gray

Griffen the Gray visited me recently. Have y’all met him? So cute!

One of my IG friends made this from a picture Mom took today. We took Dad to Boyd’s Pond park for more kayaking.

05/29/2020

Boyd Pond Park is open for visitation. Please keep in mind that outdoor water service will be shut until further notice. Stay safe and enjoy your visit.

05/22/2020

Currently as of today, only the TRAILS and the DISC GOLF COURSE are open at Boyd Pond Park. No other information is available at this time. We will post updates as information is received.

05/06/2020

All Aiken County parks, with the exception of walking tracks and trails, remain closed until further notice. Updates will be posted when they occur.

05/06/2020

All Aiken County Parks, with the exception of walking tracks and trails, remain closed until further notice. Changes will be posted as they occur.

04/14/2020

The closure of all Aiken County parks, except for walking tracks and trails, has been extended until May 1st.

04/02/2020

Aiken County has extended its closure of all county parks until April 17th.

03/17/2020

Due to concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health and Environmental Control, Aiken County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Department will close all public buildings beginning at 5 pm today (March 16th) and remain closed through March 31st.

The impact on Parks, Recreation, and Tourism is as follows:
“Effective Monday, March 16, all non-essential activities [licensed and/or permitted events, athletic leagues, facility rentals, and scheduled tournaments] are cancelled and recreation buildings will be closed to the public through March 31.” These measures will be in effect within the specified time frame unless such directives are otherwise modified, amended, extended, or rescinded.

01/30/2020
www.boydobservatory.com

Programs at the Boyd Pond Observatory will tentatively resume on February 15 and every 1st and 3rd Saturday evenings of each month thereafter. Free programs are offered at dusk, weather permitting (clear sky). Go online for more information or reservations at: www.boydobservatory.com

01/13/2020

If you've lost a cell phone at Boyd Pond Park, please contact the park supervisor at: 803-642-0314.

Beautiful sunrise at Boyd from one of our regular walkers.  Awesome photo.
12/16/2019

Beautiful sunrise at Boyd from one of our regular walkers. Awesome photo.

10/18/2019

Due to vandalism, the Boyd Pond Observatory will be closed until further notice.

If you ride your mountain bike along our 8 miles of trails, you will notice an improvement to a specific feature, the in...
03/13/2019

If you ride your mountain bike along our 8 miles of trails, you will notice an improvement to a specific feature, the infamous ramp. The 60ft long ramp, which was about 18 in. wide, is now 30 inches across providing more space for those navigating this aspect of the trail in either direction. Be alert, be safe and enjoy the trails.

If anyone has recently lost a small dog at Boyd Pond Park in the last 24 hrs, please contact the park office and informa...
01/18/2019

If anyone has recently lost a small dog at Boyd Pond Park in the last 24 hrs, please contact the park office and information will be provided. Park Supervisor.

Boyd Pond Park's cover photo
03/23/2018

Boyd Pond Park's cover photo

Boyd Pond Park's cover photo
02/28/2018

Boyd Pond Park's cover photo

02/24/2018

Perfect day for Round 1 of the Aiken County Open!

02/09/2018

A LOST DOG WANDERING IN BOYD POND PARK TODAY (FRIDAY FEB. 9TH) WAS BROUGHT TO THE AIKEN COUNTY SHELTER BY ANIMAL CONTROL. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A LOST DOG IN THE AREA OF THE PARK, THE ADJACENT FOX HOLLOW AREA OR THE IMMEDIATE COMMUNITY PLEASE CONTACT THE AIKEN COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER AT: 803 642-1537 ASAP.

The first week in February will mark the 10th anniversary of Boyd Pond designated as an Aiken County Park. Since the 198...
01/30/2018

The first week in February will mark the 10th anniversary of Boyd Pond designated as an Aiken County Park. Since the 1980's, the 210-acre site was the SRS employee recreation area formerly know as the ORA and was purchased by the county in 2008.
The park's amenities include: several recreational softball and soccer fields, reservable and primitive picnic shelters, a 2-mile hiking trail, approx. 8 miles of mountain bike trails, an 18-hole disc golf course, 30-acre pond, fishing, boating, a 300 ft. nature boardwalk, restrooms and an observatory. The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset and has no admission fee.
Whether it's playtime, having a picnic, a walk or hike you want to take, a pond to fish in or a gaze of the wildlife, this park is for you. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY BOYD POND!

The bluebird trail at Boyd Pond previously contained 19 boxes and was increased this December by 26% to a total of 24 bo...
01/08/2018

The bluebird trail at Boyd Pond previously contained 19 boxes and was increased this December by 26% to a total of 24 boxes. This was made possible by the collaboration of the South Carolina Bluebird Society and Aiken County PRT. Birds like the Eastern Bluebird, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse and Carolina Wren all use hollowed out trees or man-made boxes and all call Boyd Pond Park home.

Not only will these additional nest boxes hopefully be occupied at full capacity this Spring, but they provide increased locations for birds seeking shelter from Winter's frigid cold temps. It's a win-win situation all the way around and a great feeling to know that the wildlife has that much more of a chance.

Yesterday, we addressed a safety issue at the mountain bike parking area. We did try to minimize the number of trees rem...
12/08/2017

Yesterday, we addressed a safety issue at the mountain bike parking area. We did try to minimize the number of trees removed, and clear cut as much as we could. We hope our trail users feel safer as they exit the trail area. Have a great day!

11/28/2017

Due to upcoming maintenance needed on the park's observatory telescope, programs normally held in December, on the first and third Saturday evenings, will be postponed until January. This status will be updated upon the completion of the work. Posted by V. DiPietro, Park Supervisor - Boyd Pond Park.

11/22/2017

With the recent change to Eastern Standard Time, please know that Boyd Pond Park is officially open from sunrise to sunset. The only exceptions are authorized programs and events that are hosted/sanctioned by the Aiken County PRT Dept. The page settings don't give us the option to list it that way. - Posted by Park Supervisor, Boyd Pond Park.

Beautiful Fall day at Boyd Pond Park 🍂🍁
11/16/2017

Beautiful Fall day at Boyd Pond Park 🍂🍁

Aiken County shirts FOR SALE!
11/07/2017

Aiken County shirts FOR SALE!

"My Town, My County, My State" shirts are in!
$12- S, M, L, XL
$14- 2XL, 3XL
Stop by the PRT office, located in the county building (Suite 2200) to purchase yours today! Contact Katelyn Hayes at 803-642-7559

In our on-going partnership with the South Carolina Bluebird Society to increase the population of cavity nest birds, th...
11/02/2017

In our on-going partnership with the South Carolina Bluebird Society to increase the population of cavity nest birds, the tabulation for new arrivals hatched from the park's 19 nest boxes resulted in 40 Eastern Bluebirds and 6 Carolina Chickadees. This brings the park total to 454 cavity nest birds since 2011.

Boyd Pond Park hosts a very unique resource. The Boyd Pond Observatory is one of two observatories in Aiken. Programs ar...
10/23/2017
www.boydobservatory.org

Boyd Pond Park hosts a very unique resource. The Boyd Pond Observatory is one of two observatories in Aiken. Programs are offered for free at the park on the first and third Saturdays of each month, at dusk, weather permitting. For more information or to make a reservation, visit: www.boydobservatory.org

Fall 2017 programs will be held on October 21, November 4 and 18th, December 2 and 16th.

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10/20/2017

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With temperatures finally adjusting to our calendars, the shorter days bring about a metamorphosis at our parks, particu...
10/18/2017

With temperatures finally adjusting to our calendars, the shorter days bring about a metamorphosis at our parks, particularly Boyd Pond.

Take a hike on our trails, photograph wildlife, or just relax and take in the unique scenery of Fall at this beautiful Aiken County Park. Come out and enjoy Boyd Pond Park and make outdoors the highlight of your day!

Boyd Pond Park's cover photo
09/04/2017

Boyd Pond Park's cover photo

Excited to introduce cross country training and events as our latest feature of the park. We held our first time trials ...
08/16/2017

Excited to introduce cross country training and events as our latest feature of the park. We held our first time trials on the new course this morning with students from South Aiken, Aiken, and Fox Creek High Schools. The natural beauty of the park, combined with the use of existing trails, central location, varying terrain, and multiple staging areas make Boyd Pond Park the ideal location for scholastic events. Look for more in the future as we are just getting started!
South Aiken High School
Aiken High School
Fox Creek High School
Aiken Standard

A group of disc golfers played Boyd Pond's course on Monday with family and friends in town for the holidays. Come check...
12/29/2016

A group of disc golfers played Boyd Pond's course on Monday with family and friends in town for the holidays. Come check out our great course on a beautiful piece of property!

Check out some beautiful views out at Boyd Pond Park. Tree and brush cutting is underway this week and into next, so you...
11/18/2016

Check out some beautiful views out at Boyd Pond Park. Tree and brush cutting is underway this week and into next, so you will have new sight lines throughout the property. Have you walked the trails at the gorgeous venue?

11/14/2016

Beginning today and continuing through the rest of the week, selective tree and brush clearing will be done throughout the park. Please be advised as some areas of the park may be temporarily closed.

Address

340 Boyd Pond Road
Aiken, SC
29803

Opening Hours

Monday 06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday 06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday 06:00 - 23:00
Thursday 06:00 - 23:00
Friday 06:00 - 23:00
Saturday 06:00 - 23:00
Sunday 06:00 - 23:00

Telephone

(803) 642-0314

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Could anyone tell me if the mountain laurel has bloomed yet at Boyd Pond?
What am I missing? Eating at restaurants, but not allowed to enjoy the fresh, clean air at the park!?
So is the park back open now?
One of my favorite places to walk! Great nature trail around the beautiful pond.
Beautiful day
Enjoying this beautiful weather!
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and Juvenal's Duskywing, Boyd Pond Park, 3/28/2019
Spicebush and Eastern Swallowtail Butterflies puddling at Boyd Pond Park, 3/28/2019
From the boardwalk. 9/23/18 Belted Kingfisher
First time here we love it!!!
This bluebird is guarding his "house".
This fella was singing away loudly today.