Parks & Recreation Projects
For more information, please call Harrisburg Parks and Recreation at 704-455-7275.
Last Updated: January 23, 2018
- Harrisburg Park
- Pharr Mill Park
- Stallings Park
- Harris Depot Park
- Back Creek Greenway
- Harris Square Green Space
- Aerial Conceptual - Harrisburg Park Master Plan (JPG)
- Aerial Pavilion Conceptual - Harrisburg Park Master Plan (JPG)
- Current Draft Rendition of Park Project (PDF)
- Harrisburg Park Master Plan - Approved October 9, 2017 (PDF)
- Splash Pad Conceptual - Harrisburg Park Master Plan (JPG)
Mountain Bike Trail Expansion
Utilizing the recently completed master plan for the park, local volunteers have taken charge in expanding the mountain bike trail system at Harrisburg Park. The trail system will be expanded into the west end of the park, making use of the recently acquired property last year. All work is being conducted by volunteers led by Jason Marshall and the members of the Tarheel Trail Blazers bike group.
Trail expansions are a work in progress with anticipation of completing a circuit in early spring 2018. Once completed the trail system will be approximately 3.5 miles adding nearly 3 miles to the existing system.
In addition to the trail project, the group is constructing a pump track, a small circuit track system designed to improve trail riding abilities and overall biking skills. Pump tracks are widely popular among all ages but serve as great trainer systems for younger and developing riders. These projects should have little to no impact on the public or the park.
Pharr Mill Park
Approximately 1 mile of gravel trails were converted to 8 feet wide concrete trails, completing the 2.2 mile walking system in solid surface paths.
Approximately 700 feet of new fencing has been installed, creating a safety barrier between moving cars and children. The fence is custom-designed to blend with area farm fences as a “crossbuck” style fence.
A new sidewalk has been installed for more convenient access to the tennis courts. The playground was expanded to include a 3 bay swing set inclusive to ages 0 to 12. New synthetic grass surfacing was also installed for accessibility and low maintenance.
Harris Depot Park Pond Restoration
The pond, located at Harris Depot Park (6969 Harris Depot Road), is undergoing a restoration to restore the pond back to its natural stage. Natural boulders will be added as well as creek rock to increase not only the aesthetics of the pond, but the water quality as well. During this process, the area around the pond will be closed as well as access from Harris Depot Park to Harrisburg Park. The estimated completion date is early December. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The Town of Harrisburg has contracted with Wirth & Associates, a Charlotte based Architecture and Engineering Firm, for the alignment, feasibility, surveying and cost estimates of the Back Creek Greenway. The Back Creek Greenway was identified in the adopted 2016 Harrisburg Bicycle, Pedestrian and Greenway Master Plan as being a Priority 1, in project priorities for greenway development in Harrisburg. This priority ranking is based on: location of the alignment, connectivity to schools, residences, businesses and parks, as well the number of existing secured easements which make development of greenways feasible.
The Town held a Public Workshop on October 16, 2018. This workshop centered around gathering input from the local residences, identifying and addressing concerns, and will act as a catalyst to insure the final greenway alignment meets the needs of the community and maintains optimal function. Once complete, this section of the Back Creek Greenway will link Caldwell Road, with Stallings Road, and will connect subdivisions; Orchard Park, Windsor Forest, Bridge Pointe, and many out parcel communities with Hickory Ridge Middle School, and High School as well Harrisburg Elementary.
The project will also enable connectivity to Stallings Park, Harris Square Shopping Center and Town Center via sidewalk improvements on Stallings Road. Use the links below, to navigate the preliminary alignment, as well to view the power point shared at the Public Workshop. The alignment will change over the next few months, and these maps will be updated as these changes are made.
The Town will host a second Public Workshop once further study has been completed, to share the revisions and gather community input. For questions or comments, please call 704-607-1535 or email email@example.com.
Harris Square Green Space
The Town of Harrisburg has contracted Stewart Engineering for the Design and Architectural services for a 1.14 acre land parcel located in the Harris Square Shopping Center. The property is located in the corner at Hwy 49 and Harrisburg Veterans Drive. The park parcel is forecasted to become a “Town Green” space that will have a focus towards our Veterans and Branches of our Military. The site is also slated to become the home of the Town's annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration. Other features will act as passive green space, designed to compliment the adjoining businesses. The Town has developed a Steering Committee to oversee the project, consisting of Town Staff, Council, American Legion, Stewart Engineering and other members associated with the development of Harris Square. Staff will update this project as new information is developed. For questions, please call 704-607-1535 or email Parks and Recreation Director Daniel Stines.