City Manager’s Blog

Mebane Plans for new Community Park 

New  park rendering
Rendering of proposed City Park

A new Community Park concept was approved by the City Council at their July 2016 meeting. This park incorporates direction from the Recreation Master Plan, the recommendations of a citizen advisory committee after a number of public meetings, input from citizens and input from City staff. 

The detailed design will be prepared by our design team from Alley Williams Carmen & King and Surface 678 for construction bids in early 2017.  Construction will take place during the rest of the year with the new park opening in early 2018.

The park will consist of the following:

  • 2 regulation-size synthetic soccer fields (5.6 acres)
  • 2.2-acre open space lawn
  • Playground (6,700 sf)
  • Splash pad (2,400 sf)
  • Dog park
  • 1.25 miles paved walking trails
  • Concessions and bathroom
  • Amphitheatre
  • 3 entrances – Hwy. 70, Clay St., Woodlawn Rd.

Parks benefit citizens in many ways. In 2006 Mr. Paul Sherer wrote an article entitled “The Benefits of Parks: Why America Needs More City Parks and Open Space” that was published by The Trust for Public Land. According to the article, city parks and open space improve physical and psychological health, strengthen communities, and make cities and neighborhoods more attractive places to live and work. Over the last couple of years the City of Mebane has revitalized Holt Street Park, renovated the Mebane Arts & Community Center, and made Mebane a very walkable community. The new Community Park will only enhance these efforts and serve to connect citizens from all across the City.

Thank you to the citizens who have contributed to this process. We hope to bring parks and open spaces to the City of Mebane so that everyone can benefit from them.

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin,” William Shakespeare.

Posted by jeanne.tate On 30 December, 2016 at 10:01 AM  4 Comments

Nicole (Guest) said On 16 September, 2017 at 5:08 AM
Love that we moved to Mebane and it's growing. Really hoping to see a community pool with swim team and more available recreational sports for younger children ran by parks and recreation.  
Mebane Roots (Guest) said On 30 January, 2017 at 8:28 AM
The direction of Mebane's parks can go either with more of the same i.e. water, grow, cut, mow and blow or it can get on board with progressive conservation. Butterfly gardens, Xeriscaping, horseshoe pits, edible landscapes, community gardening and low level lighting which makes for an all inclusive park. Let's get this right and think about what is really important. Make a place for small farmers to come and sell their products. Let us teach our kids what is important not just more of the same wastefulness.   
Rod & Beverly (Guest) said On 18 January, 2017 at 3:45 PM
Moving to Mebane in 2004 we have found this community of folks to be the Crown Jewel of the South. Mebane's leadership has done an excellent job of moving this treasured community upward and forward. Thank you Mebane for being a fantastic place to live and to be.  
Elizabeth (Guest) said On 08 January, 2017 at 9:10 AM
I am thrilled to hear of the changes to come to enhance Mebane even more and make it more of a community than a city. I love Mebane. From Outer county to the core of the city limits. My wish now is for the County of Orange Mebane to connect more with Alamance County Mebane & the City of Mebane to bring both sides together by sidewalks. Mebane is divided by the county line. It seems Alamance Mebane does not communicate or care much for the Orange Mebane and vice versa. It is sad really. The citizens who live in this crease are left without a core community to make them feel like a part of the town in which they live. A sidewalk connection from Buckhorn Road to town would make a huge improvement in the general health and well being by allowing citizens to feel they can move from here to there safely.   
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