Bruce Meisner Park
Bruce Meisner Park encompasses 73 acres at the intersection of N.C. 127 and Cloninger Mill Road. The unique property contains almost a half mile of Falling Creek and provides views to Lake Hickory. In the early planning stages, the park was intended to occupy only 63 acres, with 10 acres reserved for commercial development. In 2015, North Carolina Outward Bound came to the City with an exciting offer. Recognizing the value of this important open space for both conservation and recreation, Outward Bound offered to donate $900,000 to the City so the 10-acre commercial property could be reserved for park use.
With the first phase of construction complete, current amenities at the park include a paved walking trail or promenade, a picnic shelter with restrooms, outdoor grills, playground equipment, and concrete cornhole boards. These amenities allow visitors to enjoy the natural beauty of the landscape as well as a wide variety of recreation activities in the park.
Future amenities at the park may include additional recreation equipment and nature trails with the potential for lake access. A timeframe has not yet been established for the full funding and construction of the park.