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Neighborhood Park on Carpenter Fire Station Road

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The site inventory maps, site analysis plan and preliminary concept diagrams for the Neighborhood Park on Carpenter Fire Station Road that were presented at the public meeting on January 30, 2018 are listed below.

Site Inventory Maps

Site Analysis Plan

Preliminary Concepts

The maps for the Neighborhood Park on McCrimmon Parkway are located here.

Project Background

A proposed 20-acre neighborhood park site is located at the southwest corner of Carpenter Fire Station Road and Highcroft Drive in northwest Cary. Approximately 16.8 acres of the park land was obtained by a dedication from the Cameron Pond subdivision rezoning. The Town of Cary purchased an additional three residential parcels totaling 3.86 acres that front Carpenter Fire Station Road.

View site map

Project Scope

This neighborhood park will serve citizens in northwest Cary. Facilities to be built on this property will be determined through a public input process and through meetings with the staff team for this project. The park will likely include many of the facilities recommended for neighborhood parks by the Cary Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Facilities Master Plan. This plan can be viewed within the Cary Community Plan.

The final program will be worked out through the design process; however, many of the following items are common in Cary’s neighborhood parks.

  • Preservation of Natural Features: Protecting and enhancing the sites natural features is anticipated to be a critical component to the park.
  • Open Lawn Area: Lawn areas that are not programmed will most likely be a critical element in the park.
  • Site Amenities: May include seating, bike racks, picnic shelters, basketball/pickleball courts, restroom building and water/dog fountain.
  • Children’s Play Areas
  • Parking: 40-60 spaces
  • Paved Greenway Trail: A connection from the park to the Cary Greenway System is planned.

Project Cost and Schedule

Budget: $850,000 has been budgeted for design and engineering documentation. 

Construction funding has not been approved for this project yet. Once funding has been approved, a schedule for construction will be identified.

Schedule

The Park Master Planning process started in the fall of 2017 and is planned to be completed in 2018.

Public Meeting #1 on January 30, 2018 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at Northwest Cary YMCA located at 6911 Carpenter Fire Station Road.

Public Meeting #1 Summary

Public Meeting #1 Artist Summary

Contact

Amy Mackintosh, PLA
Landscape Architect
Transportation & Facilities Department
(919) 460-4973
amy.mackintosh
@townofcary.org