The Town of Pittsboro is currently seeking public participation and input for the development of a long-range master plan for its nascent parks system. With the valuable input of residents, workers and visitors, the Town of Pittsboro’s Parks System Master Plan will help guide the direction, development and delivery of parks and recreation services over the next five years and beyond.
Welcome to the Pittsboro Parks System Plan project site. As a resident, worker, business owner, or visitor to Pittsboro, we are seeking your input as the Town launches this comprehensive planning project.
What is a Parks System Plan? The town is developing a strategic guide that will outline the goals and vision of the community for parks, open space, recreation facilities, programs and greenways. In essence, the master plan is the broadest public planning document for parks and recreation and will help to establish the Town's long-range vision and how to implement it over a period of time.
The planning process will take most of 2017, so we ask that you bookmark this page and visit frequently as postings will be updated, opportunities to participate will be advertised and draft materials will be made available to review.
The planning process will be approximately eight to ten months in duration. The project kicked-off in January, 2017 and includes five main phases:
- Phase 1: Existing Conditions (Winter, 2017)
- Phase 2: Needs & Priorities Assessment (Spring, 2017)
- Phase 3: Long-Range Vision (Summer, 2017)
- Phase 4: Implementation Plan (Summer, 2017)
- Phase 5: Final System Plan Development (Fall, 2017)
Adoption or approval of a final publicly vetted Parks System Plan is targeted for Fall 2017.
Not familiar with our parks system? Learn more at the Pittsboro Parks Department Webpage. There, you'll find Park Descriptions, an Interactive Parks Map, links to the Pittsboro Parks Blog, and information about our Special Events.
Questions for you!
We'll have a revolving set of polling questions hosted on this site throughout the planning process, some will be multiple choice while others will be open ended to foster a community dialog.
Welcome to the calendar for the Parks and Recreation System Master Plan. Be sure to check back here for up-to-date postings of opportunities to provide your ideas and thoughts with the planning team in-person. Mark your calendars, tell your neighbors, co-workers, friends and family! The following are upcoming events:
- Thank you! A big thank you to those able to make it out to one of our two Community Presentations and Open Houses hosted on March 30th and 31st. For those unable to attend you can still provide your input on this website as well as review the presentation at:: Pittsboro Parks System Master Plan Presentation
Posting of Existing Conditions Analysis for Public Review: TBD - link will be provided on this website
Pittsboro Parks Forum: The Power of Place, Parks & Quality of Life: An Economic Development Perspective: April 11 at the Chatham Community Agriculture & Conference Center 9:00-11:00 AM [1192 US Hwy 64 West Business, Pittsboro]
General Project Information
This website is a limited public forum, intended to help in the distribution and collection of information pertaining to the System Master Plan project. We ask that you post comments, ideas, or solutions aligned with the questions asked on this site and do not partake in posting negative comments or personal attacks against any other participants. The site is monitored for use of language and posts may be edited if found to be offensive. By use of this site, you agree to the terms of service located for review at the bottom of this page.
Use of your information:
We have the utmost respect for your privacy. This site is setup to allow visitors to read and gather project information without having to log in or provide contact information. If you wish to provide input on any of the polls or questions, you will be prompted to provide an email address so we can keep you informed about project events. You will not be required to provide this information in order to provide your input. if you chose to provide your email, we will send semi-monthly or monthly updates that will include notices of upcoming participation opportunities and project schedule updates. You can also op-in to the email list by selecting YES in the question at the bottom of this page and providing your email address. We value your time and appreciate your willingness to participate in this planning process! We do strongly encourage you to sign up for email updates so that you won't miss out on any of the public participation opportunities available.
Phase 2: Needs and Priorities
Starting in late March we are launching the second phase of the Parks and Recreation System Master Plan. The Needs and Priorities phase is focused on learning how you like to use the current parks throughout the Town and more importantly, how you would like to play in the future. Whether you are an explorer of the natural wonders of Pittsboro or like a quick pick-up game of basketball, we want to know what you like most about parks in Pittsboro and what you would like to see added or changed. New questions will be added often to gather important information from all participants. If you would like to provide a detailed comment please be sure to keep your response align with the question’s topic.
Phase 1: Existing Conditions
Welcome to the first phase of the Parks and Recreation System Master Plan. This phase is focused on learning about the Town's park and recreation system and how you use facilities and participation in programs and events. Whether they are parks operated by the Town of Pittsboro or North Carolina State Parks, we want to know how you like to use them. Please review the results of poll questions below and see how your community responded.