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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

Design Completed
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Design for both the overall site and vertical structures have been completed and are currently in review with Town of Leland Planning Department.  After approval, the Town will work towards advertising project for bid.  

Revised Site and Building Plans Received
Friday, April 28, 2023

The Town has received another round of design drawings for both the site and vertical structures.  We are hoping to have final 100% plans approved by June with advertisement following soon after. 

Building Plans Under Prelim Review
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Building plans have submitted for preliminary review and first round comments are being addressed.  After adjustments are made,  plans are will be resubmitted for final approval.  This is expected by March 2023.

Design Changes
Thursday, January 05, 2023

Design is still nearing completion, however has been delayed slightly with some minor changes that are being made to the parking lot and lighting plans.  It is now expected that design will be completed by March, with bid advertisement following quickly afterward.  

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.

Project Documents

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