Holly Springs Parks & Recreation strives to improve the quality of life in Holly Springs on a daily basis. From our parks to our Cultural Center, from our athletics to our nature programs, we make it our goal to have something for everyone. Please take a moment to find out what we have to offer and learn a bit about the exciting changes taking place in our department.
For years, the W.E. Hunt Community Center has provided the Town of Holly Springs a home for leisure programs, fitness classes, after-school care, track-out and summer camps, a fitness center and athletics. The former elementary school was purchased by the Town in 1996 from the Wake County Public School System. With the help of a Parks and Recreation bond, the department opened its first facility. Since then, the building has seen numerous repairs to stay in operation.
After years of patching the problems, Town Council approved construction for a new facility. With financial support from Capital Bank, $6.5 million will now build the Town a much
needed Community Center. The new facility will be built behind the existing center. When finished, the old building will be torn down and a parking lot will be paved in its place. The new building will be connected to the existing gymnasium, which will also see extensive renovations. The 29,720-square-foot building will include several classrooms, a game room, indoor running track, outdoor basketball courts and a fitness center.
The Town is confident that the new facility will providea home for programs far into the future. Construction is currently under way, and the project is slated to be complete in 2011.
In addition to the Hunt Community Center construction, we’re dedicating our resources to building a new picnic shelter and parking lot at Bass Lake Park & Retreat Center. As always, our department strives to bring the best of Parks & Recreation to the residents of Holly Springs. We believe that the new picnic shelter and parking lot at Bass Lake will be a fantastic addition to an already beautiful park. We are excited to for the future when patrons will enjoy the new shelter with friends and family for special events, picnic lunches
or an afternoon with nature.
Our volunteers are also hard at work to build the Arbor Creek Greenway. This new addition to our greenway system will provide residents with a place to run, walk or bike. The project has been funded in part by a grant through the Recreation Trails Program. Always conscious of funding, we make many efforts to enhance our facilities, parks and greenways with the help of grant funds, and this is just one example of how grants help our department grow.
Parks & Recreation is a vital part to any community. Providing programming for all ages adds to the value of life. Offering inviting facilities for community gathering is only part of what we do. As a department, we create lasting memories on the baseball field, bring new and old friends together at summer camp and inspire talent and creativity in even the shyest child through arts programming. The benefits of Parks & Recreation are endless, and we hope you will join us soon to learn all the ways our department can enrich your life.
Holly Springs Parks & Recreation is working hard to provide you quality programming and facilities for “All the Ways You Play!”