Founders Park

Founders Park

Founders Park (formerly Leland Municipal Park) serves as the flagship facility for a myriad of events and programs throughout the year. Town Council adopted the master plan at its March 2020 regular meeting. The Town is now moving forward with engineering and design, which includes amenities such as an amphitheater, splash pad, veterans memorial, updated playground, and walking trails.

McGill Associates, P.A.

Engineering Firm

Goodrich Oaks Architecture, P.A.

Architecture Firm

Project Updates

Site and Architectural Design Nearing Completion
Monday, October 10, 2022

Site and architectural design is nearing completion with final plans expected in October.  With this timeline we are expecting the project to be put out for bid in November.  

Prelim Design Nearing Completion
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Preliminary design for both the site and vertical structures are nearing completion, expected to be at a 90% level by June 30th.  

Architectural Design Underway
Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Architectural design of park structures including the amphitheater, restroom facility, and picnic shelter has begun. Design is expected to be completed by September.

Site Plan Engineering Nearing Completion
Monday, February 14, 2022

Design of the Site Plan, including enhanced stormwater features, is nearing completion. After design is completed, we will begin submitting for the appropriate permits needed for construction.  

Site Design Continuing to Progress
Monday, August 23, 2021

The Town continues to work through site design of the park and will soon be shifting focus to architectural design of park structures including the amphitheater, splashpad, playground, and restroom facilities.

First Round Design Plan
Thursday, June 03, 2021

The Town is moving forward with the project and will soon be reviewing the first round design plan of the park. At this time, we will be getting more detailed into the specifics of site design, which includes space planning for park amenities.

Engineering and Surveying Commences
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Work has begun on the horizontal engineering and site surveying for Founders Park. After these items have been completed, we will move into the design phase of pre-construction planning.

Award of Contract
Thursday, February 18, 2021

Town Council approved the contract award to McGill Associates, P.A. for civil engineering services related to site development plan.

Founders Park Public Input Meetings
Monday, November 25, 2019

Two public input meetings will be held to gather input on the aesthetic look and feel of the park. McGill and Associates will provide representative visuals of the park amenity types (various examples of shapes, configurations, materials, and colors). This includes restroom structures, an amphitheater, playground, splash pad, pervious paver walkways and parking, Veterans Memorial garden area, and benches. The meetings will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 and Monday, December 16, 2019 at Leland Town Hall in the Cape Fear Room from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Project Documents

Preliminary Building Designs
Concept Design for Amphitheater and Picnic/Restroom Facility