Stanfield to have public meeting about Pete Henkel Park

Published 2:46 pm Monday, February 3, 2020

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Stanfield residents are urged to attend a public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at Town Hall to hear plans to improve and expand Pete Henkel Park.

The town is seeking a grant from N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) to help fund the park’s expansion and renovations.

Pete Henkel Park, at 100 Park Dr., is currently 14.5 acres. The town purchased an additional nine acres last year. One aspect of the meeting is to talk with residents about what to do with the additional acres.

The town has a preliminary plan in place for the park, including adding corn hole and horseshoe games, several new playgrounds, adult fitness equipment and new bathrooms. The town also wants to pave the walking trail near the ball field.

“We’re looking for ideas and support and for people to just get involved,” Town Administrator Bridgette Helms said. “We want their input, we want their opinions, we want what they like and don’t like, what we haven’t thought of yet and what might be new coming out that we’ve not even heard of yet.”

People can stop by Town Hall to view the preliminary park plans.

The regular town council meeting will begin after the public meeting at 7 p.m.




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Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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