New 119-acre park proposed in Landrum
Published 12:31 pm Friday, March 17, 2023
Landrum citizens invited to give input on Fairwinds Park
LANDRUM – On Tuesday, March 14, the Landrum City Council held a meeting to discuss a new park.
The site for the proposed Fairwinds Park is a 119-acre property located within Landrum city limits off Fairwinds Road. The $3.3 million park would be funded by general obligation bonds that are subject to a voter referendum.
Mayor Bob Briggs said November’s general election would likely be when a referendum could be held.
The bonds would be paid back through city taxes. According to Amy Vinter of First Tryon Advisors, taxes would increase by about $80 for every $100,000 of assessed value.
The city has recruited consulting company Main Studio to do a conceptual plan that will include walking trails and other areas for recreational activities along with an abundance of open green space. The park would also house baseball and soccer fields, and could be used for regional tournaments.
“Public meetings will be held in May to get citizen input as to what other recreational uses may be suggested for the property,” said City of Landrum Public Relations/Marketing Director Tricia Taber.
If the property is not acquired by the city, it is expected to be developed into a large housing subdivision, according to the Landrum City Council.