Benefits of the geographic location of this property: • The area is in close proximity to numerous existing neighborhoods with families who would make good use of the park, and it is also central to many new neighborhoods under development. • It adjoins a proposed elementary school, where area youth would have easy access to playing fields as well as natural areas for environmental education opportunities. • It could potentially connect to the Wake County Greenway System of hiking and biking trails.
In Wake County, there is limited availability of large tracts of land and none that compare to this property in viability as a park. Because many of the components of a park are already in place, this property would require much less time and would cost millions of dollars less to develop than raw land.
Benefits of the features of this property: • There are 220+ acres of unique and varied topography, including flat, expansive areas suitable for playing fields, as well as gentle slopes and steep bluffs • There are 4.5 miles of paved trails, including constructed bridges over waterways • The property includes established drainage and beautiful streams, wetlands, and ponds • Electricity and plumbing exists throughout the property, including three restroom facilities along the trails • A community building can be established in the former clubhouse and has a kitchen, bathrooms, showers, and meeting rooms • It is a safe area for a park, with all of the grounds visible from homes in the community.
Parks are vital to the health of communities and their residents, and the opportunity to create a park is this rapidly growing area for a fraction of the cost of a traditional park is one that should not be missed. This survey is to determine the level of interest of area residents in establishing this park.