posted on April 12, 2016 09:12
While permitting and utility coordination continues, Town leaders are excited that construction of Veterans Park at Main and Maxwell will begin late this summer.
“This is another great step towards downtown revitalization and will help attract citizens to Huntersville events and activities, said Mayor John Aneralla, adding that “combined with the recent sale of the Anchor Mill property, the transformation of downtown Huntersville into a destination spot is accelerating.”
The focal point of this park will include a Veterans Memorial fronting Huntersville-Concord Road. This memorial will include a granite globe, flag pole, benches as well as six columns to represent the six service branches of our military. You can honor a Veteran – and see get a glimpse of the future memorial - by purchasing a brick from the Rotary Club of Huntersville/ Lake Norman in partnership with the Sons of American Legion Post 321 by visiting their website at http://www.lakenormanrotary.org/veterans-memorial.php.
“From our surveys during the project planning phase, residents expressed excitement about having a much needed public greenspace downtown and one that will serve as a permanent venue for holding our downtown events and festivals,” added Parks & Recreation Director Michael Jaycocks.
Veterans Park will also include a covered band stand fronting a large grassed festival lawn that will play host to many community events and programs in years to come. The park is scheduled to be open by early Spring of 2017, just in time for our annual Memorial Day Celebration and the first official town event at Veterans Park.