Wake County to unveil final draft master plan for Lake Myra County Park

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North Carolina Construction News staff writer

After a final community meeting on Apr. 30, Wake County is set to reveal the final draft master plan for the future Lake Myra County Park.

“We heard you, and we’re excited to show you what our team has developed based on your feedback,” said Commissioner Matt Calabria. “Public participation has brought us to where we are today, and what we’ve learned will continue to guide us as we move forward.”

Wake County completed an original master plan for Lake Myra County Park and held several community meetings in 2008. The 2018 voter-approved Parks, Greenways, Recreation and Open Space bond will fund the park project through construction.

Staff estimate that master planning, design and construction will take two-and-a-half to three years. The park is currently projected to open to the public in late 2026.

Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space manages eight parks and three nature preserves. The ninth park, Beech Bluff County Park in southeastern Wake County, is currently under construction and expected to open this year. Learn more about Wake County parks at wake.gov/Parks.

Located in Marks Creek watershed, Lake Myra County Park is the former site of a gristmill and general store. It was one of the most popular destinations in the area through the 1940s, featuring a bathhouse, covered dancehall, diving board and boating facilities.

The project could include a park center, day-use shelters, playground, nature overlooks, boardwalks and trails.

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