Northwest Guilford County’s 115-acre park will serve horseback riders and hikers and assist defend Greensboro’s water provide | Native

The park is estimated to cost $ 1.2 million to build and includes a small picnic hut, bathrooms and a 6,000-square-foot “play area” with wooden structures for children.

The Conservation Corps North Carolina roughly cut most of the trail network last spring.

“We are pretty much ready to start building trails once we have all the funding,” said McIntyre.

In September, Summerfield received a $ 500,000 grant from the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund.

The North Carolina Horse Council contributed $ 50,000.

About $ 650,000 more is needed, which could be provided through additional state and federal grants, as well as potential contributions from local governments.

This picture from the master plan of Bandera Farms shows the design of the equestrian park (center) and the pedestrian parking lot (left).

Reid Wilson, Secretary for the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, noted that receiving the $ 500,000 grant shows the importance of Bandera Farms Park to the area.

And he’s not the only one who thinks that.

“We are very excited about the partnership we will be entering into with the other cities,” said Summerfield Mayor BJ Barnes. “It’s something that can be enjoyed by riders across the state.”

McIntyre expects the park to open in about three years.

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