Woodland Park gets .37 acre donation

Published 12:31 pm Monday, November 1, 2010

Contingent on a verbal agreement, Tryon Town Council last week accepted a 0.37-acre donation from the Bill McCall family for a section of Woodland Park, located off Chestnut Street in Tryon.

John Vining of the Tryon Parks Committee told Tryon Town Council last Tuesday that the McCalls agreed to donate a section of property for the trails at Woodland Park after being asked by the parks committee.

The section of land donated by the McCalls is located at the towns sewer right of way and is used by residents walking the trail, Vining said.

The parks committee plans to place a small plaque at Woodland Park in recognition of the late Dr. McCall Sr.

The rest of the Woodland Park property was donated to the town in 1954 and consisted of 15 acres, including a small trail system that travels around a creek. The town created the park in 1980.