Wilmington expects Greenfield Park master plan draft this summer

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North Carolina Construction News staff writer

The City of Wilmington is creating a master plan to guide the Greenfield Park — one of the city’s largest and most historic public recreation areas.

Information collected during a public input process that wraps up today will be given to McAdams, a consulting group selected by the city to develop the plan. MacAdams is also working on a master plan for the city’s entire parks and recreation department.

Greenfield was singled out for its own master plan because of its unique history and large area the encompasses more than 195 acres with a paved pedestrian loop, amphitheater and several observation platforms along the lake.

It was purchased by the city in 1925.

In recent years, the park has attracted homeless people, a trend that officials say discourages families from visiting the area. As a result, the new master plan will be family-focused and will incorporate the history of the park.

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