Martin Marietta Park Master Plan Ready for Input

Proposed Martin Marietta ParkNew Bern Parks and Recreation is holding a public input meeting on Monday, March 12th to review the proposed Master Plan for Martin Marietta Park. The meeting will be held at the West New Bern Recreation Center, located at 1225 Pine Tree Drive in New Bern. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m for an informal review of the Plan. A formal presentation will begin at 6 p.m.

During this meeting, results from the previous public input meeting as well as the recent Recreation Needs Survey will be discussed. City staff as well as our planning partners, McGill Associates, will be on hand to answer questions.

“McGill Associates took the recommendations received from the previous public input meeting and the Recreation Needs Survey and combined that information into, what we think, will be an exciting park that will draw not only residents, but visitors from all around. I look forward to hearing comments from the public at this meeting.” said City of New Bern Director of Parks and Recreation Foster Hughes.

In September of 2017, Martin Marietta donated 55 acres along S. Glenburnie Road to the City of New Bern. These 55 acres complete a contiguous stretch of land and lakes totaling approximately 888 acres that are owned by the City of New Bern. Martin Marietta’s donation coincides with the City’s vision to create a regional park with multi-recreational opportunities and the potential for an outdoor amphitheater capable of hosting various entertainment and performances.

For additional information on the master plan process, please contact Foster Hughes, Director of New Bern Parks & Recreation at 252-639-2915.

Submitted by: Foster Hughes, New Bern Parks & Recreation

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