Downtown Park – Make a Splash!

The Downtown Park – with a splash park, multi-purpose building, playground and parking has been in the works for a while. It was almost lost when bids originally submitted were increased when it came time to build.

At the August 2016 Town Council Meeting a vote was to be held as to whether the town should get a loan to go forward or cancel the project.  Thanks to the community for making a SPLASH! Because 20 some people attended the meeting in support and the 5 community members who spoke in support during the open forum Рthe council members voted unanimously to approve the loan to complete the splash park and multipurpose building.

In December 2016, members of Friends of the Valdese Rec were invited to a special meeting regarding the new Valdese Downtown Park. (Membership has its benefits.)

This park is financed by USDA Rural Development with help from the Kate B Reynolds, Rostan Family Foundation, and PART F.