Badin Business Park donated 14 acres of land to the Town of Badin for a public park in June 2021. Town officials say the property, located directly adjacent to the Badin Lake recreation area on N.C. Highway 740, will be transformed into a waterfront park that will include features such as boat docks, wooded trails with lake views, picnic shelters, a band shell and watercraft rentals.
“We are incredibly excited about this donation and the opportunity it presents for us to create a unique waterfront recreation area in Badin. The park will have a regional appeal that complements the draw of Morrow Mountain State Park and Uwharrie National Forest,” Badin Mayor Anne Harwood said. “We look forward to maximizing the recreational offerings in our beautiful waterfront town.”
The town will spend the next year soliciting ideas from the community, planning for the park and securing funding for a variety of park amenities.
“Badin is a beautiful town, and we are excited about what the future holds for this property. It is a beautiful setting for a waterfront park and is sure to draw more people to Badin,” said Robyn Gross, a director of Alcoa Transformation/Asset Planning & Management.
Stanly News & Press: Badin receives 14-acre donation for new waterfront park