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Snow Hill Road Park

Snow Hill Road Park Master Plan 

Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) hosted a public meeting on July 11, 2017 to share information about the Snow Hill Road Park Master Planning project and to solicit input regarding future program amenities and the overall vision for future development of the park.

Master planning was conducted for the 190 acres of open space at Snow Hill Road Park that is owned by the City of Durham. Located in north Durham, the master plan features a balance of active and passive park amenities including water-based and nature play, tree top walking trails, environmental education, walking and mountain biking trails and rock-climbing opportunities for various skill levels. The park's theme tells a story of the site’s natural topography, geology and history.

The master planning process included a detailed site analysis and visioning session to honor unique cultural and historical narratives tying back to the antebellum ere. The project featured a robust public input process and included an online survey. A needs analysis and precedent study was completed in combination with the public input process and site analysis to form the basis of the master plan program and design. The plan included operations and financial planning recommendations outlining funding strategies, cost recovery goals and operational costs for a five-year planning horizon. The final deliverable was a master plan report summarizing the findings and rendered design that follows the format and requirements for a PARTF grant application.