The initial steps for an extensive new city park got a green light from the New Bern Board of Aldermen Tuesday night. The board directed City Manager Mark Stephens to move forward with finalizing a land donation agreement that will result in the city’s largest ever park upon completion. Martin Marietta, the current owner of approximately 55 acres along South Glenburnie Road, presented the city with a proposal earlier this month to donate the land under a recommended usage agreement. The board agreed that Stephens should move forward with the land donation agreement and plans to create a new city park. With the addition of land previously owned by the city, the land donation completes a stretch of 880 acres, including three lakes, now available for development.