STEELE CREEK NEWS
Berewick Regional Park Has Grand Opening Ceremony
(October 3, 2015)
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department held the Grand Opening
Ceremony for the first phase of Berewick Regional Park last week.
The park is a joint use facility with the Berewick Recreation Center
and Berewick Elementary School. It is located on Dixie River Road
north of the Berewick community.
HERE to view photographs of the ceremony and park.
The entire regional park contains
over 200 acres including the elementary school site, but funding has
been available only to
develop the 38-acre first phase so far. The Berewick Recreation Center is
located in the school's gym and opened in 2009.
Photograph by Mecklenburg County
Park and Recreation Department
The park now contains
two baseball/softball fields, a third, multi-purpose field, a
freestanding picnic shelter, a second picnic shelter with
restrooms, a playground, and an encircling asphalt trail.
The regional park eventually will contain
additional athletic fields, trails, and other facilities. It will
extend into a large area to the northeast of the new park and will
also include a smaller area across Dixie River Road from the school.
Funding for additional facilities will be provided through future bond issues.
Berewick Regional Park has
been eagerly awaited by Berewick residents and the entire Steele
Creek community. Because Steele Creek is one of the fastest growing
areas of Mecklenburg County, new parks and other facilities like this
one are badly needed to serve the increasing number of area
Click on the
image below to see a larger version of the regional park's master plan.
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