Pittsboro Parks System Master Plan

PittsboroParks.org was created to help community members craft our park system by asking for substantive input throughout the Parks System Master Planning Process.  So, please join the conversations, participate in the polls and don’t forget to tell your friends and neighbors about this site.  Sign up for emails updates to the plan’s progress. 

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What is a Parks Master Plan?

A parks and open-space plan outlines a systematic approach to providing parks and recreation services to a community. Parks and open-space resources within a community include environmental, recreational, scenic, cultural, historic, and urban design elements.

Adoption of the Parks System Plan is targeted for February of 2018. 

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Pittsboro NC Poll:
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Phase 3b: Mapping Exercises

Please use the color-coded legend below for the mapping exercises that follow: 

 

Pittsboro NC Poll:
Show where you would like to see NEW FEATURES in Pittsboro's pubic realm (ie. sidewalk network, parks, trails, farmers markets, gyms, pools, etc.) and note what those NEW FEATURES should be. The gear on the left of the map lets you view the map in satellite mode.
I would love for Pittsboro to have an indoor community pool. The high school (and even middle school) could have a swim team. Residents would have a place to swim. Pittsboro could offer year around swimming lessons for all ages. With Pittsboro's close proximity to Jordan Lake, I'd love to see more people learning to swim.
Reply Flag 16 Agreeone month ago
A well planned dog park near downtown, sections for both large and small dogs with ample seating and shade throughout.
Reply Flag 12 Agreeone month ago
We definitely need an indoor swimming complex. The local swim teams have to travel a large distance to find suitable pools for competition. In addition, the high school swim team has to travel all the way to Meadowmont (45 minutes) just to find a pool to practice in. And numerous groups share that space. There is definitely enough demand in Chatham county from local swim teams to support an indoor swimming complex.
Reply Flag 9 Agreeone month ago
I would love to see a splash pad next to the Kiwanis Club Park. It's such a great park for young children, a splash pad would make it exceptional.
Reply Flag 8 Agreeone month ago
An indoor swimming pool would be a welcome addition to the area. Club swim teams like YOTA, NCAC, and CKS need more space to host swim team practices and would greatly appreciate a new pool. High school teams in the area also need more space to swim. An indoor swimming pool would also be a great place for recreational swimming and could lead to more kids learning how to swim.
Reply Flag 7 Agreeone month ago
Whatever remains of The Pittsboro Wilderness area should be preserved as a nature preserve. May you be able to negotiate such an agreement with Chatham Park.
Reply Flag 6 Agreeone month ago
Absolutely a dog park for both sizes with trees, seating and WATER! Also large enough that one half of the park is renovating the "sod" while the other side is being used. Local businesses could sponsor picnic tables, benches, special trees and agility equipment.
We have a large dog community here - let's stay in Pittsboro instead of traveling to Chapel Hill!
Reply Flag 5 Agreeone month ago
Pittsboro needs an outdoor pool.It would also be nice to have a recreation center that offers classes for all ages.
Reply Flag 4 Agreeone month ago
Live music venue, like an amphitheater. Somewhere downtown. Walking distance from circle.
Reply Flag 4 Agreeone month ago
Gymnastics gym would be a great addition. Chatham county residents have to travel quite far for recreational gymnastics classes or competitive teams. Gymnastics classes are always popular with children and with the large influx of families I think there is more than enough demand to support a gymnastics gym.
Reply Flag 3 Agreeone month ago
Absolutely a dog park for both sizes with trees, seating and WATER! Also large enough that one half of the park is renavating the "sod" while the other side is being used. Local businesses could sponsor picnic tables, benches, special trees and agility equipment.
We have a large dog community here - let's stay in Pittsboro instead of traveling to Chapel Hill!
Reply Flag 3 Agreeone month ago
I've heard a lot from Chatham Park about making the development walkable to downtown, but I don't see strategies for that.
Reply Flag 3 Agreeone month ago
It would be wonderful if Pittsboro had a public pool and splash pad park!
Reply Flag 2 Agreeone month ago
Any kind of community pool. Especially where a swim team and lessons can be had.
Reply Flag 2 Agreeone month ago
A sidewalk to the town lake park
Reply Flag 2 Agreeone month ago
Live music venue, like an amphitheater. Somewhere downtown. Walking distance from circle.
Reply Flag 2 Agreeone month ago
Great location for nature preserve and heritage park.
Reply Flag 2 Agreeone month ago
This is an important pedestrian connection.
Reply Flag 2 Agreeone month ago
Partner with NC State Lower Haw Natural Areas for walking paths on the south side of the river (not paved) and local land owners like Chatham Park. TLC and the Nature Conservancy have great models.
Reply Flag 1 Agree15 days ago
A series of soccer fields would get a lot of use.
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
Mary Holmes Park is a great park I use regularly. The side trail through the woods could use stabilizing. It's rocky and can be an ankle-twisting hazard. Sand or composite such as the parking lot would be a welcome improvement.
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
Great park I use regularly. The side trail through the woods could use stabilizing. It's rocky and can be an ankle-twisting hazard. Sand or composite such as the parking lot would be a welcome improvement.
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
I'd love to see Pittsboro get a children's museum with indoor and outdoor play and an adjacent/indoor cafe.
Reply Flag 0 Agree11 days ago
I would LOVE for the outdoor pool to be public!!! Or the suggested indoor pool to have sliding doors/retractable skylights, and be outdoor-like during the summer months.
Reply Flag 0 Agree16 days ago
I've seen the original master plan for the Mary Hayes Barber Holmes Park and would love to see it continue to develop as orignally designed. Lovely place!!
Reply Flag 0 Agree27 days ago
Pool for indoor and outdoor use. How about a partnership with the town, county, our local YMCA and Chatham Park!
Reply Flag 0 Agree28 days ago
Soccer facilities! Chatham Soccer League is rapidly growing and games are held on worn out fields at local schools that are extremely difficult to upkeep. A soccer facility in Pittsboro could serve the whole county.
Reply Flag 0 Agreeone month ago
Pittsboro NC Poll:
Identify areas in the Town's EXISTING public realm (e.g. parks, trails, sidewalks, facilities, etc.) where you would like to see IMPROVEMENTS & note those IMPROVEMENTS.

Phase 3a: Primary Survey

As followers of this site know, the Town of Pittsboro is currently drafting a Parks & Recreation System Master Plan. Throughout the planning process, the Town's goal is to have a high level of community involvement and engagement, including focus group discussions, this site's surveys, and public open house meetings.

 

We're also conducting a Community Needs Assessment survey to better understand our residents' priorities for parks, open space, recreation programs and facilities within the community. In coming weeks,this survey will mailed to each resident within Pittsboro's City Limits.  So, even if you've provided feedback in the prior surveys, please take about 10-15 minutes to complete this survey as well.  

 

We realize that dedicating 10-15 minutes out of everyone's busy lives is a commitment, but each question is important. The time you invest in completing this survey will aid the Town in taking a resident-driven approach to making decisions that will enrich our community and positively affect the lives of its residents.

 

Keep an eye on your mail in coming weeks for your opportunity to weigh in on your Parks System. 

UPDATE: The survey will be mailed the week of August 21. . . 

 

 

Phase 2: Needs and Priorities

Polling for Phase 2 is complete!

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. 

Polling for Phase 1 is complete!