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Town of Davidson Hosts Grand Opening of Fisher Farm Archery Range

by | May 15, 2023

The Town of Davidson invites the community to the Fisher Farm Archery Range grand opening on Sunday, May 21 from 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Archery Range at Fisher Farm Park

The Fisher Farm Archery Range (21215 Shearer Road) has been a longtime vision and dream of Davidson resident Sterling Martin who has taught numerous archery programs in the past and served on the Town of Davidson and Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation Advisory Boards for 26 years.

Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation approached the Town of Davidson about two years ago with funding to design and build the range with the intent that the town would manage and operate range programming and use. The Fisher Farm Archery Range will be the only public range in the North Mecklenburg area. The range will be programmed and managed through Davidson Parks and Recreation with public use open hours and programs taught by certified staff.

As part of the ribbon cutting, there will be a ceremonial shooting of the arrows to mark the occasion, and afterward, any interested attendees will be able to participate in the Try Archery event.

If you have questions, call Davidson Parks & Recreation at 704-892-3349 or email them at [email protected].

“I am excited and grateful to Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation and Davidson Parks and Recreation for making this ten-year dream of mine come true,” said Sterling Martin. “I have been teaching archery for 50 years and for the past 22 summers have seen between 300 and 600 children each summer in archery classes at the Davidson College Day Camp at the Lake. Many of those local children would get excited about pursuing archery and then not be able to find a safe place to practice. This will be one of the only publicly available archery ranges in the Mecklenburg Park system and a unique amenity for Davidson’s Fisher Farm Park. It will provide a lifetime sport opportunity for all ages and abilities, and I look forward to the many happy years of archery to come.”

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