Spring 2019 Project Update
The Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Advisory Board reviewed the Draft Master Plan at its March 4, 2019 meeting and voted to recommend it to Council. The plan includes minor changes based on public and staff comments about the plan shown at the Public Open House in November. The Draft Master Plan Report provides additional detail about the plan and the master planning process.
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.
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, May 22, and November 1, 2018: Citizens Resource Team Meetings
November 7, 2018: Public Meeting #2 (Open House)
November 5 & February 4: Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Advisory Board presentation
December 19: Public Art Advisory Board presentation
Winter/Spring 2019: Town Council presentation
Preliminary Concepts shown at Public Meeting #1