The Town of Davidson’s Beaty Street Conceptual Plan Task Force, made up of 14 Davidson citizens, is currently working to develop an overall project timeline to make the park on the 19 acres of town-owned land along Beaty Street a reality. 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 Davidson 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.A major part of the group’s efforts will be to solicit input from Davidson citizens on what they would like to see included in the park. To gain initial input, the task force is surveying citizens now through August 13 about how they would like to be informed and involved in the project along with the type of amenities they would like to see that are in keeping with the natural setting of the property. Please take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/parkatbeatysurvey1Citizens can find the survey link and other information at www.townofdavidson.org/parkatbeaty.As part of the planning process, the task force is evaluating both the natural constraints and opportunities presented by the property. Among the work under way:
Task force members: Ellyn Baeszler, Denise Beall, John Burke, Dave Cable, Leah Chester-Davis, Heidi Dietrich, Gary Fagan, Peter Grisewood, Janet Makee, Bill Maloney, Karen Manfredi, Jason Parker, Gabriel Schoen, and Alice Sudduth. Kathryn Spatz, Davidson Parks and Recreation Director, is the staff member working with the group. Chris Matthews, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, and Gary Fankhouser, ViZ Design, also are providing professional support to the group.
For more information, updates and survey links: www.townofdavidson.org/parkatbeaty.