Hickory – The City of Hickory has developed a master plan for the future Bruce Meisner Park, which is located on 73 beautiful acres at the intersection of N.C. Highway 127 and Cloninger Mill Road in northeast Hickory.

Alfred Benesch & Company worked with City staff, citizens, and the Parks and Recreation Commission to prepare the master plan, which separates the park into two phases of development. The master plan for the park includes taking advantage of natural features of the property and adding amenities like walking and mountain biking trails, sand volleyball courts, bocce courts, a playground, picnic shelters, and more.

The City of Hickory plans to apply for a N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) grant in May 2019 to assist in funding a portion of Phase 1A of the park development. As a requirement of the PARTF grant application process, an informational meeting for the public will be held on Thursday, February 21, at 6 p.m. at Highland Recreation Center (1451 8th Street Drive NE), to review the PARTF grant project and receive public comments.

“Hickory citizens have expressed keen interest in the Bruce Meisner Park project. As we now move toward applying for funding for this project, it’s important to communicate plans and receive valuable feedback from the public,” said Parks and Recreation Director Mack McLeod.

For more information about the future Bruce Meisner Park and this public meeting, please contact Mack McLeod at (828) 264-2247, or via email at [email protected].