Cass Holt Road Park

Town staff and consultants are getting to work on a master plan for Holly Springs’ first park west of N.C. 55. The 56-acre site is on Cass Holt Road across from Holly Springs High School. It consists of former farmland with woods at the edge, plus a stream and pond, and a house and large workshop.

The Town is under contract with design firm, CLH Design to complete a master plan for the park and to develop design documents for the first phase of construction. Public feedback will help Parks and Recreation staff and consultants evaluate potential uses and programming.

Providing Public Input

Two public input sessions are planned. The first session, tentatively scheduled for early September, will be a virtual public meeting so that residents can participate without venturing to a meeting location. Residents found the convenience of online sessions appealing during public engagement for the recently-adopted Parks and Greenways Master Plan.

The second public input meeting will be held in early November at the future park. This in-person session will provide a chance to walk the property and get a better feel for ideal uses. In addition to those scheduled sessions, there will be surveys and other ways to share your input.

Developing the Park in Phases

The first phase is expected to cost $3 million to $3.5 million. Much of that will be for infrastructure such as water and sewer lines, restrooms, road improvements, and parking. Trails, play areas and public gathering space are other possible phase 1 features.

Although initial development will focus on infrastructure, park planners also are seeking feedback on what might be included in subsequent phases as part of the master plan for Cass Holt Road Park.

The open, relatively level fields could be especially suitable for more active recreation uses, such as ballfields, tennis courts, aquatics, or possibly a community center. Woods at the back of the site could be ideal for trails or for observing nature.

A draft master plan is expected to be available for Town Council consideration next February. First-phase design would follow, with construction likely starting in late 2022 or early 2023.

With Holly Springs’ population expected to top 50,000 by 2025, the Town has a goal of having 9.6 acres of parkland per 1,000 residents. The idea is to spread parks equitably throughout Holly Springs to maximize how many residents are within a 10-minute walk of one.

Contact Information

Matt Beard, Park Planner 

(919) 567-4018  or

Public Survey Now Open!

Survey will close at Midnight on September 22, 2021

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