|12900 Bethel School Rd, Midland, NC 28107|
Rob Wallace Park is a 143-acre gift of its natural habitat, with plans that phase the land into a modern and green space to enjoy the outdoors. The County began construction on phase one in April to add a boardwalk, fishing pond, mountain and bike trails, playground and picnic areas, and the park office. A substantial portion of the project’s estimated $6.7 million cost went toward acquisition of the uniquely suited land, with the remainder devoted to project planning, site work and amenities.
Future phases include nature classrooms, additional play areas, piers and trails that use the natural resources in the area. Fallen trees can become wildlife habitats, tree stumps can make great stepping blocks, and vines can send visitors from platform to platform, like Tarzan. This concept is a great way to reuse the elements around us and keep this treasured part of Cabarrus green.
An aerial adventure park is under consideration for this space. Generally speaking, an aerial park use harnesses to zip you around the treetops, challenges participants through natural obstacles, and encourages participants to see the world around them a little differently as they tip-toe over bridges. This addition could take Cabarrus County Active Living and Parks to new heights!
View a special video filmed in undeveloped Rob Wallace Park
View the design of Phase 1A