WAXHAW — At their upcoming, virtual meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 23, the Board of Commissioners will discuss developing a park that is in the heart of downtown, according to a presentation by the Town of Waxhaw’s Parks and Recreation Department.

The proposed park would be accessible via Givens Street and Lynn Street near Rehobeth Road and 701 Main restaurant. The area where the park is planned is known as the Massey/Horton property.

The park would have space for events, concerts and picnics, a walking path, rope bridge, sports court, an interactive stream and water element boulder, horticulture area and disc golf.

To pay for the construction of the park, the department would ask for a $425,000 grant from the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF). That would cover a partial amount of the total $2,628,832.67 million project.

The park is expected to promote a healthy lifestyle and improve the quality of life for residents, per the presentation.

Benesch would assist with the development and construction of the park. The Town of Waxhaw already has a contract with the firm; therefore, they need to extend it to start on the proposed downtown park. To extend the contract comes at a cost of $372,625.

Construction would begin in September or October of this year.

In Waxhaw, there are eight parks and recreation spaces: David G. Barnes park; Sk8 Park; H.C. Nesbit Park; Town Creek Park; Dare Steele Garden Park; McDonald House grounds; Community Corner/Water Tower and Carolina Thread Trail.