Plans for the Knightdale park are chugging along.
Drawings of the downtown park buildings, show buildings influenced by farm and railroad themes, according to Knightdale Parks and Recreation Director Tina Cheek.
The town of Knightdale has railroal and farming roots.
The town staff reviewed the skematic drawings of the bathrooms and picnic shelter presented by SCHEMA Architects last week.
Cheek also said plans call for the buildings to be environmentally friendly with LED lighting and waterless urinals.
They will have elements of both barns and a depot, but you will not see exact replications of them.
"You won't be able to walk up and say 'That looks like a train depot,''' said Cheek. "It is not a literal interpretation."
Cheek said in keeping with the theme, the playground area will have a non-functional railroad track around it.
What you also will see are buildings made of horizontal boards with light coming through areas in thin slivers much like an old barn.
"The pitch of the roof will be more barnlike with a metal standing seam roof," said Cheek. "They are reminiscent of tin roofs you could see on barns from around this area."
Some of the old wood from barns on the property that will come down will be used for decorative fencing and a corral areas, Cheek said.
Corral areas could be used as a farmer's market or for a 4H club demonstration of lifestock.