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
- 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.