Beth

Beth

Art at Children’s Park

Friends of the Valdese Rec has been thinking about a mural at Children’s Park for some time – something that would be a “selfie photo op.” After meeting with artists and trying to find the “right” painted scene, FVR President…

New Gym Floor

The Rec Building was built in 1938 and the gym floor is showing wear from usage. The wood has been sanded as much as is possible and can only have new coats of urethane added to protect the surface. Through…

Children’s Park Overflow

Any given game day, and sometimes any regular Saturday, visitors cannot find a parking space at Children’s Park. It leads to a dangerous situation with cars, trucks and vans tucked into random spots and at all angles in the lot…

McGalliard Creek Bridge Moving Forward

All obstacles in the path of the McGalliard Creek bridge project have been cleared and construction is the next step. From the 2013 Valdese Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Development Plan, the top recreational item requested by survey respondents and public…

1.5-Miles by Volunteers

For 2021, the volunteer FVR Trail Blazers added 1.5 miles of new trail at Valdese Lakeside Park. With 4 weeks of excavator rental and 746 hours of volunteer labor. Farris Group of Gaston County and FVR VLP Fund each paid…

New Year’s Day Trail Runs

For the first time, the New Year’s Day Resolution Runs were held completely at Valdese Lakeside Park. In past years the race started at Draughn High School to have parking and restrooms. Read more about the 5K and 10K Trail…

Bimbo Good Neighbor Program

Valdese Lakeside Park was the beneficiary of Bimbo Bakeries’ Good Neighbor Program for 2021. Not only did Bimbo Bakeries fund new landscaping at the park, twenty-eight employees spent the day installing the plants around the new parking lot and soon…

Lane Lines for Pool

Lane Lines for the Valdese Pool have been ordered!! FVR President Beth Heile presented a check to incoming Parks and Recreation Director David Andersen for the project. FVR awarded the Town of Valdese $1800 for the project if the community…