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City Seeks Input on the Future of Martin Marietta Park

New Bern Parks and RecreationNew Bern Parks and Recreation is holding a public input meeting to discuss the Martin Marietta Park Master Plan. The public is invited to attend this drop-in style meeting anytime between 10am – 7pm on Monday, January 29th at the New Bern Mall. The meeting will be held at Center Court.

The Public Input meeting is an opportunity for residents to review plans and share their ideas on what types of amenities and programs they are interested in seeing at the new park.  City staff as well as our planning partners, McGill Associates, will be on hand to answer questions.

“We are excited about the possibilities this project brings to New Bern.  This meeting is a great opportunity for the citizens to provide their recommendations on what they would like to see in this park,” said City of New Bern Director of Parks and Recreation Foster Hughes.

In September of 2017, Martin Marietta donated 55 acres along S. Glenburnie Road to the City of New Bern. These 55 acres complete a contiguous stretch of land and lakes totaling approximately 888 acres that are owned by the City of New Bern. Martin Marietta’s donation coincides with the City’s vision to create a regional park with multi-recreational opportunities and the potential for an outdoor amphitheater capable of hosting various entertainment and performances.

For additional information on the master plan process, please contact Foster Hughes, Director of Parks & Recreation at 252-639-2915.

Submitted by: Colleen Roberts, Public Information Officer, City of New Bern