The new Silver-Line Park is to be built on a 4.5-acre site donated to the Town of Woodfin by Silver-Line Plastics and the Silver family in 2012. In May of 2017, the adjoining 1-acre site and commercial building at 1054 Riverside Drive was purchased by the Town and will be incorporated into the new park.
Planned amenities include a trailer-ready boat ramp for river access, generous parking, picnic areas, stream bank restoration, a children’s playground, and walking trails. The commercial building will ultimately be converted to use for public restrooms, an outfitter that will provide bicycle and watercraft rentals, and possibly a small museum dedicated to railroad history in the region. The greenway trail will run through the site as well. Silver-Line Park will be a great place for the community to gather and have fun, and it will provide a welcome starting place or stop-over for greenway users.
Planning and Design
A master plan and conceptual design was completed for the park in early 2017, and the report is available here. Detailed design is now underway, with construction slated for late 2018. It will be the first part of the Woodfin Greenway & Blueway project to be completed and available for use.
Timeline for Development
Construction is slated for late 2018. Silver-Line Park will be the first part of the Woodfin Greenway & Blueway project to be completed and available for use. Click here to see the overall timeline for the Greenway & Blueway project.
Costs and Funding
Costs for creation of Silver-Line Park are estimated at $2.1 million. Partial funding will come from the $4.5 million bond passed by Woodfin voters in November of 2016. Grant requests are currently pending with the NC Parks and Recreation Trust Fund, private foundations,and other sources.