Village of Flat Rock, NC

Park trail opening ceremony on April 22, Earth Day (April 15, 2014)


April 15, 2014, Flat Rock, NC--The Village of Flat Rock invites the public to a ribbon-cutting ceremony at The Park at Flat Rock as we officially open the completed portion of the perimeter trail on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 (Earth Day), from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

After opening remarks by Mayor Bob Staton, students from Flat Rock Middle School will help plant a tree to commemorate Earth Day and to enhance the park’s natural beauty. Lemonade and cookies will be provided by the Flat Rock Park Advisory Board, and representatives from the Flat Rock Park and Recreation Foundation and the Flat Rock Greenways Committee will be there as well.

The perimeter trail is the first amenity to be developed in the park and is about three-quarters completed. Once finished, it will follow the outer boundary of the park and provide a 1.5-mile loop through a variety of landscapes. The current loop of completed perimeter trail and part of one of the secondary trails totals approximately 1.3 miles of flat, all-season walkable surface that begins and ends at the parking lot. The trail’s soft surface is made of finely crushed compacted rock, and is able to handle possible flooding with minimal damage.

While there is currently no seating in the park, we encourage those coming on Tuesday to bring blankets, folding chairs, and their lunch so that they can enjoy a day in the park.  

Anyone wishing to donate towards the park’s reforestation project is welcome to contribute to The Village of Flat Rock, with a designation that the money be directed to the Flat Rock Park and Recreation Foundation for trees.

The Park at Flat Rock is located at 48 Highland Golf Drive, Flat Rock, N.C. For more information, please contact Judy Boleman, Flat Rock village administrator, at (828) 697-8100.