Heritage Farm Park
Click on image for a larger view. Heritage Farm Park will include paved walking trails, restroom facilities, two multi-purpose fields, a playground, picnic shelter, and paved parking lot. It will also include the Veterans Honor Green.

Heritage Farm Park

Heritage Farm Park is the Town of Oak Ridge's most recent land acquisition. Most of this approximately 60-acre site was purchased from longtime Oak Ridge residents Frank and Claudia Whitaker.

At this time, the site is currently undeveloped, although it does include a natural trail around the perimeter. It can be accessed from a small parking lot located at 8515 Scoggins Road, from the Town Hall parking lot, or from the sidewalk along Oak Ridge Road. 

The Town Council has approved a master plan for the property. The plan includes a paved walking trail, restrooms and parking as well as lighted multipurpose fields and picnic shelters. The Town's Special Events Committee is raising funds to construct a veterans memorial on the site. Future construction plans include tennis courts and a basketball court. The Town has applied for and received an NC Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) matching grant to help defray construction costs.

The majority of the property will remain undeveloped, preserving the vista from Oak Ridge Road, which includes well-placed willow oak trees and stands of pines. The name, Heritage Farm Park, gives a nod to the primary use of the property for years as a farm, which is indeed a part of Oak Ridge's heritage.

To see a copy of the site plan, click on the image shown above right. For the master plan or other related documents, click on the links below.