Tanglewood Park is a part of the North Carolina Birding Trail. The varied habitats in the park offer bird viewing opportunities year-round. Birds spotted in the park include the red-headed woodpecker, Baltimore orioles, bluebirds, brown thrashers, barred owls, brown headed nuthatch, green heron and many, many more.

Viewing areas in the park include the Manor House, the wildlife viewing area, and Mallard Lake just to name a few. One of the newest residents in the park is a bald eagle that has been spotted on the golf course. Tanglewood is committed to keeping areas safe for bird nesting and habitats and invites you to explore the wealth of feathered friends in the park.

For those families or individuals interested in starting a Bluebird trail or monitoring an existing Bluebird trail, you may contact Ray Welch at or Phil Dickinson at for advice.


General Park Information

  • Pets must be under control of their owner and kept on a leash no longer than six feet at all times. All pets must have current inoculations for rabies. Pets must be kept and never left unattended. Pet owners are responsible for their pets using the designated waste area and cleaning up after their pets at the designated area.
  • Golf, Horse Stables, Hiking Trails and Accommodations are available year-around.
  • Gardens are open year-around. Blooming seasons vary.
  • Tennis activities are available from April to November.
  • Water activities can be enjoyed from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • Entrance Fee:
    • $8.00 - Passenger Vans and Buses
    • $2.00 - All other vehicles
    Annual passes can be purchased at the Welcome Center for $50.00 for passenger vans and buses and $25.00 for all other vehicles. Entrance fees and annual passes do not include admission to special events.