A grand opening ceremony for Orange County's new Fairview Park is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the park, located at 195 Torain St. in Hillsborough.
Activities for the afternoon include a tennis clinic, horseshoes, basketball and volleyball. Some remarks from county officials will also be made. Refreshments will be served.
Amenities at Fairview include: a lighted baseball/softball field, lighted basketball courts, hiking trails, horseshoe pits, picnic shelter, playground, lighted tennis courts, volleyball court and a lighted, one-quarter mile walking track. The tennis courts will be the first public courts in northern Orange County outside of a school campus.
A master plan map of the park can be viewed on the main Orange County website, www.co.orange.nc.us . Look under “What’s New” for the Fairview Park Site Plan.
Board of Orange County Commissioners’ Chair Bernadette Pelissier and Board Member Barry Jacobs will speak at Saturday's ceremony, as will Fairview Community Watch representative Brian Lowen.
Funding for this park comes from a 2001 Parks and Open Space Bond, a North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grant, Town of Hillsborough sidewalk funding and Orange County Payment–in-lieu funding. St. Matthews Episcopal Church also provided funding assistance.