Sunday, January 13, 2013

Community Park

 In late December our local on-line "newspaper," the Ocracoke Current, published an article about an exciting new opportunity for Ocracoke -- the creation of a community park.

The Current reported that "After signing papers over the weekend, the Ocracoke Youth Center announced that as of December 27, they are the legal title holders to a tract of land that will become the Ocracoke Community Park. Recreational ball fields, walking trails, environmental education, youth and adult sporting tournaments, and concerts are envisioned."

This is great news for Ocracoke. In spite of all of the public land owned by the National Park Service, Ocracoke has never had a dedicated field for baseball, soccer, or other sports. Now, instead of another housing development in the village, we will finally have a community park.

You can read more about the future community park here: http://www.ocracokecurrent.com/52510.

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This morning I also published (retroactively) a 27 item photo gallery of pictures from our recent trip to the Czech Republic, Hungary, & England. You can see them here: http://villagecraftsmen.blogspot.com/2013/01/photo-gallery.html

7 comments:

  1. Anonymous5:47 AM

    Where is this field to be located? Thanks

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    1. Debbie Leonard9:18 AM

      It looks like it's off of Middle Rd. on Maurice Ballance Rd....correct?

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    2. Debbie, you are correct. Maurice Ballance Road continues past Horse Pen Rd, directly to this property. If you could go farther you would end up very near the Navy Beach Jumpers marker on NC Hwy 12.

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  2. Anonymous9:48 AM

    J. SCARBOROUGH & S. HORN DO A VERY FINE JOB.

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  3. Anonymous12:29 PM

    Community park-- I hope if there is a Occupy Ocracoke movement participants will no be denied. Protest beach permits, trash recycling efforts inflated rental prices influx of Dingbatter etc. Power to the people Just make sure everyone plays well with each other no curse words during organized sports no roughing the ump-- LOL

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  4. Anonymous3:42 PM

    Ha sounds already like new York city

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  5. Here is a link to an Ocracoke village map: http://www.ocracokeisland.com/images/VILLAGE_MAP_031.jpg

    Maurice Ballance Road is the dashed line, almost straight up from the diamond between the F and the G on the bottom border.

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