Parks & Recreation Projects

Project Information

For more information, please call Harrisburg Parks and Recreation at 704-455-7275.

  1. Harrisburg Park
  2. Back Creek Greenway
  3. Veterans Park


The Town began a Master Planning process for Harrisburg Park in 2017. Below is a series of maps, schematics and the overall Park Master Plan Study that depicts what this project involves, and how it will look once complete.

The core features of this park renovation and expansion will include an amphitheater, six multi-purpose fields, splash pad, walking/biking trails and a build site for a recreation center. Current discussions, while not finalized, are focused on the Harrisburg YMCA relocating to this location. Harrisburg Park, as we know it today is 37 acres in size. Once the project is complete, it will be approximately 67 acres in size, this having been made possible through a land acquisition to the west of the property in 2016. For detailed information about this project, please read through the Park Master Plan document. For questions, please call or email Daniel Stines at 704-607-1535 or

To see a visual of the exciting new playground coming to Harrisburg Park, visit

splash pad 1

Harrisburg Park Estimated Project Timeline:

  • Permitting/Bidding: May 2019
  • Request Council to Approve Contractor/GMP: June 2019
  • Ground Breaking: July 2019 (after July 4th Celebration)
  • Construction Timeline: September 2019 – June 2020
  • Grand Re-Opening: Summer 2020

Monthly Reports:

Park construction began in September 2019, and substantial progress has been made. Below are links to monthly progress reports of the project, detailing our success:

April 2020 Report

March 2020 Report

February 2020 Report

December 2019 Report

November 2019 Report

October 2019 Report

7-19-19 Update:

Project bidding went live July 2, 2019, and bids must be delivered in a sealed envelope by 2 p.m. on July 24, 2019 to Town Hall, where they will be opened and reviewed. Upon final review, J.D. Goodrum Company will compile the bids to develop the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) to construct the park. The project remains on schedule to be presented to Council at the August 12 Council meeting, held at 6 p.m. Staff intends to walk Council and audience through a presentation detailing the processes, project scope, timeline and GMP. Staff has prepared a park closure schedule that will be contingent upon Council’s approval of the project. Staff has been proactive in planning youth and adult sports schedules, special events and rentals, all of which take place at Harrisburg Park. Staff has been working with several partners, primarily the Cabarrus County School System, to make provisions for a 10-month construction schedule of Harrisburg Park. Sports schedules and event advertising will reflect these changes and be made apparent as they are released to the public. The Harrisburg Library will remain open during park construction. Following is the revised park construction timeline and closure: 

•    August 12, 2019: Council adopted and approved the park project as presented 

•    September 16, 2019: Park closed to all activities (does not impact Harrisburg Library) 

•    September 16, 2019 – June 28, 2020: Construction timeline 

•    Summer 2020: Park grand opening

6-18-19 Update:

Staff and the design and engineering firms have made significant progress toward the development of Harrisburg Park, as we approach the halfway point of the fiscal year. Staff presented a synopsis of the project scope and detail during a specially called meeting Monday June 18, 2019. During the meeting, staff went over, in detail, the architectural, park elements and features, as well answered numerous questions posed by Council for clarification on the project and the overall park scope. The project is currently at the 95% completion point for Construction Documents, which allows the Town to begin the required Technical Review Process (TRC), as required of all new developments and construction. The project has undergone a Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) and mitigations for DOT requirements are being reviewed. The next steps are finalizing review within the TRC committee and sending the project out to Bid. Project bidding will be July 2019 and is being administered through J.D. Goodrum General Contractors, the Construction Manager at Risk for the project. Staff will present the final project plan and Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) to Council in August 2019 that will include a contract for their consideration to award. Contingent on the award of the contract, the project is scheduled to start construction September 2019, with completion expected June 2020. A detailed Construction timeline, and notice of park impact will be released at a later date.


June 2019 Construction Documents

March 2019 Refined Plan - Proposed for Council approval, May 2019.

March 2019 Plan Revision for PARTF

January 2019 Plan Revision

Master Plan Presentation - Final 

Preliminary Master Plan 

Splash Pad Conceptual

Aerial Conceptual 

Aerial Pavilion Conceptual 

PARTF Grant Community Meeting 

As plans continue to finalize for the expansion and renovation of Harrisburg Park, the Town is applying for a $350,000 grant from the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF). As part of the requirements, the Town invites all members of the public out to discuss the latest revisions, areas the grant funds would be applied, and any other questions pertaining to the project. Please come out to support this wonderful park project for our community!

Friday, March 22, 2019 at 6pm

Harrisburg Town Hall Council Chambers  


In 2017 and early 2018, The Town of Harrisburg utilized volunteer efforts to established 2.5 miles of multi-use mountain bike and hiking trails throughout Harrisburg park. 

Map of the Trails at Harrisburg Park