Indian Trail’s newest park, Chestnut Square Park, is officially open.
The town of Indian Trail held a ribbon cutting Friday evening followed by the annual Trunk or Treat to show off the 51-acre park to residents.
“We’re really excited to get this park open to the public and to see the kids and adults out there playing,” said Kelly Bardhardt, Indian Trail director of Parks and Recreation.
The $1.7 million Chestnut Square Park, at the corner of Matthews-Indian Trail Road and the new Chestnut Parkway, offers a variety of activities.
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The park includes a nature-themed playground, four sand volleyball courts, three tennis courts and two multi-purpose fields for sports such as football, soccer, lacrosse and ultimate Frisbee. Runners and walkers can use the nature trail, and a quad area in the middle of the park will be used for town and resident events.
Next spring, Chestnut Square Park and Crossing Paths Park, at 120 Blythe Drive, will be joined by another new park – the 140-acre, $4.3 million Crooked Creek Park, near Sardis Elementary School and Unionville-Indian Trail Road. The two new parks were funded by an $8.5 million park bond approved in 2012 by Indian Trail voters.
Indian Trail Town Manager Joe Fivas said parks are an important amenity for the town.
“Residents have consistently told our town council members that they would like to have both active and passive park amenities. This was demonstrated by the overwhelming bond support,” Fivas said.
“We want to continue to be a family friendly community that promotes active lifestyles. We also have a number of athletic tournaments coming up that will enhance our economic development.”