Neighborhood Park On McCrimmon Parkway

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Project Update

Construction design is in progress. 

Project Background

This 20-acre neighborhood park site is located at the southeast corner of Green Level Church Road and McCrimmon Parkway in northwest Cary. The site was purchased in 2007 with a portion of the funding coming from a $700,000 grant from the Wake County Open Space Preservation Program.

Master planning for this park and the park on Carpenter Fire Station Road started in the fall of 2017.  Public involvement included public information meetings in January and November of 2018; an on-line questionnaire for public input; a Citizens Resource Team which met three times to provide input on the proposed program and plans; and presentations to the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources and Public Art Advisory Boards.  On June 27, 2019, the Cary Town Council approved the master plan and master plan report for the Neighborhood Park on McCrimmon Parkway along with the master plan for the park on Carpenter Fire Station Road.  Construction funding for these parks is included in the Parks Bond approved by Cary voters in October 2019.

McCrimmon Parkway Park Site

Project Scope

The park’s rolling topography, mature tree canopy, and existing creeks provide the opportunity to integrate park features within this natural setting. Due to these existing natural conditions, and their associated buffers and steep slopes, the McCrimmon Park has a nature theme. The park program is designed to serve all age groups with a focus on facilities that have small footprints and can be clustered on the flatter ridges.

  • The entrance and major park development will occur from Cary Glen Boulevard, connecting the park to adjacent neighborhoods
  • On-street parking as well as parking lot (+/- 60 spaces total)
  • Lighted tennis courts (4-6) and pickleball courts (4-6)
  • Teen-focused activities at northwest corner including small-scale sport features such as sand volleyball courts or cricket batting cages
  • Distinctive bridge/trail connection across the central valley to encourage travel between both sides of the park
  • Playground with a nature theme and natural play elements
  • Reservable shelter, restroom and other shade structures
  • Community garden
  • Paved loop trails. Connection to Morris Branch Greenway and Amberly.
  • Public art includes hammock art designed for teens.

Project Cost and Schedule

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

Construction is estimated to cost $8.1 million. Funding for the project will be requested in the FY2021 budget, using the Parks Bonds approved by Cary voters in October 2019.

Schedule:  Construction is anticipated to start in 2022.

Project Documents

Project documents for the Neighborhood Park on Carpenter Fire Station Road

Contact

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