Beth

Beth

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…

Trail Blazers onto Trail #3

The FVR Volunteer Trail Blazers are on a roll. Trail expert Tim Johnson noted that the current logging road turn trail (called the Red Outer Loop) was not at all sustainable and the trail should be rerouted into the woods.…

Ribbon Cutting at Valdese Lakeside Park

On a blustery, sunny afternoon, over 100 attendees gathered on the shore of Lake Rhodhiss to cut the ribbon and dedicate Phase 1 of Valdese Lakeside Park. NC House Speaker Tim Moore was the honored guest representing state funds that…

Community Foundation Creates Fund

The Community Foundation of Burke County has established the Friends of the Valdese Rec Fund to support programs and projects of the Valdese Parks and Recreation Department benefitting Valdese and surrounding areas.

Valdese Lakeside Park Ribbon Cutting Planned

Construction at Valdese Lakeside Park is wrapping up. The public is invited to the Grand Opening on Tuesday,  November 23 at 1:15 pm.  The park address is 1149 Lake Rhodhiss Dr NE. Detailed Directions