It’s official! Residents of Holly Springs will go to the polls this November to vote on a 2023 Parks Bond Referendum. The $100 million investment will fund enhancements to facilities across Holly Springs, as well as the construction of a new state-of-the-art park on Cass Holt Road.
“When we looked at results from the 2021 Community Survey and Parks Master Plan, residents made it clear that abundant and quality parks and greenways are a high priority,” said Holly Springs Mayor Sean Mayefskie. “Most of the parks and facilities that make Holly Springs such a great place to live were financed by municipal bonds, but the last one was in 2011 when our population was 25,800. Now we are approaching 50,000 residents, it’s time to invest again to improve our amazing quality-of-life amenities.”
If approved by voters, bond funding will support the first park on the west side of town, across from Holly Springs High School. The park will include:
- Multi-generational indoor recreation center
- Outdoor splash pad
- Lighted pickleball courts
- Lighted basketball courts and turf fields
- All wheels skatepark
- Trails and greenways
- Picnic shelters and fishing pier
The Town has already purchased the 56-acre property but, without bond funding, will be unable to construct the new park.
The 2023 Parks Bond Referendum will also help finance projects across Town. Womble Park could see the addition of two outdoor lighted basketball courts and new baseball dugouts. Sugg Farm Park will be upgraded with a new program pavilion with restrooms. The Holly Springs Cultural Center Theatre would receive new retractable theater seating to give patrons an accessible and comfortable experience when seeing some of the many performances that come to Town. The Parks Bond will also help connect some popular greenway segments to bring neighborhoods together.
Residents can vote on the Bond November 7.
Click here for more information on the parks bond website.