Valdese Lakeside Park

Phase 1 – Coming Soon

Phase 1, with a budget of $762,001, will include 4000 lin ft of greenway, restrooms, picnic area, dog park, wildlife viewing platform, kayak launch, walking trail to viewing platform, parking and entry road. The funding comes from grants (PARTF and DEQ) and community donations. No town money is being used. Ground breaking is set for May 2020.

Next, a 128 foot bridge over McGalliard Creek is needed to complete the greenway from Valdese Lakeside Park to McGalliard Falls Park.  Donate Today to help with amenities and the bridge.

Directions to the Park

Valdese Lakeside Park Features (Proposed)

  • Greenway Trail (DEQ Grant)
  • Bridge connecting McGalliard Falls Park
  • Additional Hiking Trails
  • Mountain Bike Trails (7 miles of trails possible – can also walk/run)
  • Mountain Bike Pump Track
  • Disc Golf Course – 18 hole – Championship Level
  • Kayak/Canoe Launch (PARTF grant)
  • Picnic Area (PARTF grant)
  • Open Green
  • Fishing pier
  • Educational Viewing Platform (PARTF grant)
  • Multigenerational exercise equipment
  • Natural Playground (ideas)
  • Restrooms (PARTF grant)
  • Parking (PARTF and DEQ grant)
  • Dog Park (PARTF grant)
  • Paved Walking Loop
  • Observation Tower (ideas)

Master Park Plan

Aerial Video of 300 Acres by Tony Lee Glenn

Valdese Lakeside Park Slide Show for Nov 3 Celebration thanking all involved in the land purchse.

The early Valdese Lakeside Park Plan covers the history of this project, benefits of the park and details of the park. It was used to generate initial interest in the project.

Timeline of FVR Starting and VLP Project

To ensure this is the “people’s park,” input meetings were held for groups listed below (Nov – Feb 2018) and feedback taken again at the draft plan presentation on April 3 by  Destination by Design.