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Posted On: September 25, 2012
Indian Trail Parks Committee Unanimously Approves Large Park Designs
At a recent Indian Trail Parks, Trees & Greenway Committee meeting members unanimously approved park designs for two future Indian Trail community parks. Town Council is scheduled to review the two park designs at a future meeting.
The first of the two parks spans 50 acres between US-74 and Matthews-Indian Trail Road. This park design has both passive and active park amenities and will include Carolina Courts where residents will have 1,300 hours of free access to this 48,000 square foot indoor facility. The park will also have a destination one acre playground area which will mix recreation and education for children. It will contain a dog park, picnic area, athletic fields, a one mile long walking trail, disc golf, and tennis courts. The park will also hold a future Community Center, which could be used by senior citizens, senior organizations, civic groups, and HOA’s.
The second park spans 140 acres near Unionville-Indian Trail Road and Sardis Elementary School. This park design also has several passive and active amenities including approximately 10 kilometers of walking trails and biking trails, a fishing pond, educational nature center, ecological area, regional greenway trail head, scenic first class picnic areas, 2 dog parks, spray ground, 2 playgrounds, and a disc golf course. This park would also have a combination of 6 softball and baseball fields, and several multi-purpose fields for soccer, football, and lacrosse use.
“The Parks, Trees, and Greenway Committee was very happy with the professional parks prepared by Woolpert Design. We believe the two park designs benefit all age groups, all physical conditions of area residents, and provides for a variety of educational and recreational interests. All area athletic associations and other recreation groups will have equal access to all of the fields and amenities in both parks. This design approval is a win-win for all Indian Trail residents,” said Indian Trail Community & Economic Development Director Kelly Barnhardt.
In November Indian Trail residents will have the opportunity to vote to approve $8.5 million in bond referendums to begin the construction on these two parks. The Town Council has voted that there would be no additional tax increase to fund the construction of these two new parks. The Council created a ‘Capital Reserve Fund’ to pay for these parks from within the Town’s current budget. If approved by the voters, the Town would begin construction of both park areas in 2013. The Town would not have the funds for a complete build-out of both parks, but would look for grants and private funding to fill the funding gap.
For more information please visit www.indiantrail.org or contact Rebecca Carter, Public Information Officer, Town of Indian Trail, at 704-821-5401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Start time||: 2013-12-05 (18:30:00)|
|End time||: 2013-12-05 (20:30:00)|
|Where||: 100 Navajo Trail, Indian Trail, NC, 28079 (Civic Building)|
|Calendar||: Town Meetings|
|Description||: The Public Safety Committee meets the first Thursday of every month at 6:30p.m. in the Indian Trail Civic Building (100 Navajo Trail). The public is welcome to attend. Meeting Agenda|
|Start time||: 2013-12-10 (18:30:00)|
|End time||: 2013-12-10 (20:30:00)|
|Where||: Indian Trail Civic Building, 100 Navajo Trail, Indian Trail 28079|
|Calendar||: Town Council Meetings|
|Start time||: 2013-12-12 (18:00:00)|
|End time||: 2013-12-12 (20:30:00)|
|Where||: Administration Building|
|Calendar||: Town Meetings|