Neighborhood Park on Carpenter Fire Station Road

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The Citizen Resource Team reviewed preliminary concept plans for this park and for the Neighborhood Park on McCrimmon at their meeting on May 22, 2018. 

Links to the current project and other documents are located at the bottom of the page.

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.

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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 site's 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.

The Park Master Planning process started in the fall of 2017 and is planned to be completed in 2019.

January 30, 2018: Public Meeting #1

March 20 and May 22, 2018: Citizens Resource Team Meetings

Fall 2018: Public Meeting #2

Winter 2019: Town Council presentation

Project Documents

Site Inventory Maps

Site Analysis Plan

Preliminary Concepts shown at Public Meeting #1

Public Meeting #1 Summary

Public Meeting #1 Artist Summary

Current Preliminary Concept Plan

Current Concept Description

Project documents for the Neighborhood Park on McCrimmon Parkway


Amy Mackintosh, PLA
Landscape Architect
Transportation & Facilities Department
(919) 460-4973