The Park at Beaty Street Task Force Plans Public Input Opportunities
The Town of Davidson’s Park at Beaty Street Conceptual Plan Task Force, made up of 14 Davidson citizens, has scheduled a number of public input opportunities to gather feedback from citizens regarding the Beaty Street property.
Online Input Opportunities
- Surveys: Survey 2 is now under way through September 3. Based on an 80% response rate in the first survey that citizens prefer the Beaty property as a natural space, the second survey will seek to determine the types of natural spaces that Davidson citizens prefer. Find link to survey 2 at this website.
- Park at Beaty Pinterest Board; e-mail [email protected] to request posting privileges.
Guided Beaty Property Hikes
- If you missed the first hike in August, there’s still a chance to get a first-hand glimpse of the property:
- Sunday, September 2 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
- Friday, September 21 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
- Sunday, October 7 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
- Friday, October 19 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
- Sunday, November 4 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
- Friday, November 16 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Hikes meet in the cul-de-sac at 203 Hobbs Street.
In-Person Input Opportunities
- Public Input Idea Wall, Davidson Town Hall rotunda, from now through February 18. Bring photos, magazines clippings, or sketches of park ideas that appeal to you and hang them up for all to see.
- Kids’ Draw-a-Park World of Wonder, Davidson Farmers’ Market, Saturday, September 29, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- Public Input Session #1, Davidson Town Hall, September 17, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
- Public Input Session #2, Gethsemane Baptist Church, Monday, November 5, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
- Public Input Session #3, Davidson Town Hall, Monday, January 14, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
About the Task Force and the Beaty Property
The citizen-led task force was appointed by the Davidson Board of Commissioners in late May and charged with soliciting input from Davidson citizens to identify park and recreation needs along with ancillary public amenities in keeping with the natural, park-like setting of the property.
Early in the year, the board of commissioners voted to preserve nearly 20 acres along Beaty Street for a park. The property is bordered on its west side by Beaty Street (across from the Ingersoll Rand area). On its east side it is bordered by the railroad that runs behind homes along Main Street.
The property is home to hardwoods and is primarily made up of tree canopy.
Citizens can find more information at the website. The task force meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. The locations are the Davidson Town Hall board room on the first Wednesday and the Davidson Parks and Recreation office at 865 South Street on the third Wednesday.
Kathryn Spatz, Parks & Recreation Director for the town, will serve as primary staff liaison for the task force. Please contact Kathryn at 704-940-9644, [email protected] for more information regarding the task force’s work and schedule.