Carrie Gaulbert Cox Park, 3730 River Rd, is a short drive from Locust Grove. The park is right along the river. It has a bathhouse, picnic tables with grills, open grassy spaces, and a playground. The playground had slides, baby swings, and regular swings. Unfortunately, there was quite a bit of litter around, but being a holiday weekend it may typically be cleaner. However there were plenty of trash cans around. This would be a good alternative park if you want a quieter park along the river as compared to Waterfront Park.