Davidson parks

What to do around Lake Norman: North Mecklenburg

There’s not really an “off season” in the Lake Norman area, but spring and summer are the undisputed high times for family activities. Indoors or out, options for exercise, entertainment, interactions with nature, store browsing or some basic relaxation are almost endless. In no particular order, here’s just a few of the places all around the lake ideally suited for […]

Contract approved for long-discussed Davidson park


DAVIDSON – Construction is scheduled to begin in December to create a town-owned park that was suggested decades ago and has been a prioritized project for the last four years. At the town board’s Oct 26 meeting, commissioners authorized approval of a $1.788 million contract with J.D. Goodrum Company for the initial phase development of Beaty Park on 19 acres […]

Planned park project receives $285,000 state grant

DAVIDSON – A high-profile park project in Davidson has received a N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) grant. The town will receive $285,000 to be used toward the construction of Beaty Park off Beaty Street. The award is part of $5 million in PARTF monies distributed this year to support 14 park and recreation projects throughout the state. This is […]

Clearer vision of planned Davidson park blurred by finances


DAVIDSON – The vision for transforming 19.4 acres of mostly wooded town-owned property into a nature-based park has come into focus, including a summary of the financial commitment required. At the town board’s June 23 session, commissioners received an update from The Dodd Studio design team tasked with shaping months of citizen committee efforts and public input into a masterplan […]