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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

Trail Blazers Finish 2nd Trail

A Ribbon Cutting and Group Hike were held on Sunday, October 17 for a new section of trail. The FVR Trail Blazers were formed in December of 2019 when they took on building the trail to Meditation Point as part…

Tour of Construction at VLP

Senator Warren Daniel was among the attendees at the Friends of the Valdese Rec (FVR) construction update tour at Valdese Lakeside Park. Work on phase one amenities started in May and will be completed by November 30. Donors, elected officials…

NC Year of the Trail 2023

North Carolinians have something new to look forward to in 2023. Under the leadership of Representative Dean Arp, R-69 (Union), Representative Hugh Blackwell, R-86 (Burke), Representative Pat Hurley, R-70 (Randolph), Representative Larry Strickland, R-28 (Harnett, Johnston), the NC House and…

Extreme Terrain Grant

FVR was extremely excited to receive an Extreme Terrain Clean Trail Grant – a grant available to non-profits for trail improvement projects. This grant helped us with a huge work weekend we held August 6-8 when we had to quickly…