Ribbon Cutting Held for New Valdese Park

April 6, 2018

Valdese Mayor Chip Black spoke to those in attendance about why there is a need for a park. “There will always be those who say, ‘Why are you speeding our resources for a new park when we struggle to maintain our existing facilities and there are so many other capital needs in our community,” Black said. “I think the answer to that is to look at similar parks and trails across North Carolina and look at the economic and other impacts those facilities and assets have on their surrounding communities.” The park will be an economic driver for the region, a wildlife sanctuary, an outdoor sanctuary, an exercise and entertainment outlet for individuals and families, he said.



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