County park gets grant for bocce, horseshoe area

Published 9:50 am Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Davie County Recreation and Parks Department received a $40,000 grant from the Davie Community Foundation to help secure the installation of two competition bocce ball courts, two competition horseshoe pits and courtyard seating within the alumni plaza areas of the new park.

The grant allows the installation of these two amenities during Phase I construction of the Davie County High School Repurposing Project.

“This award was a major victory for our community,” said Paul Moore, director of Recreation and Parks for the County of Davie. “While this funding will benefit all of our citizens, it will particularly assist and provide access to those with disabilities who participate in Special Olympic programming and our Active Older Adults who participate in Senior Games activities in Davie County.”

In addition, these amenities will provide a safe and healthy place to play and compete; foster community; enrich active movement by offering multiple programming opportunities; provide educational workshops that promote physical activity; social comradeship and health benefits while improving the quality of life for the people of Davie County, Moore said.

“The Davie County Recreation and Parks department believes that parks and exceptional recreation experiences are vital to achieving high quality of life for current and future generations. On behalf of the County of Davie, we are grateful to the Davie Community Foundation; the leadership facilitating the Health Davie Initiative, and its generosity to our community and new county park.”

Phase I construction of the park is scheduled to begin this fall with completion in Summer 2019. Project details including Phase I master plan and project schedule can be found by visiting