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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

Group III Mgt, Inc.

General Contractor

Project Updates

Notice to Proceed Issued
Monday, November 20, 2023

A Notice to Proceed has been issued to Group III Mgt with construction expected to start ASAP.  The park will be closed to the public while construction is underway, with final completion expected December 2024.

Notice of Award
Monday, October 23, 2023

A Notice of Award has been issued to Group III Mgt, Inc, based out of Kinston, NC.  Contracts are currently being finalized and, based on final execution, construction is expected to begin in November.  

Bid Opening
Monday, September 25, 2023

Bid opening was held at Town Hall, with the Town receiving two bids for the project.

Project Advertised for Re-Bid
Friday, September 15, 2023

Project has been advertised for re-bid with a bid opening of September 25, 2023

Bids Opened
Tuesday, September 05, 2023

The Town received two bids which were opened and reviewed.

Project Advertised for Re-Bid
Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Project has been advertised for re-bid with a bid opening date of September 5, 2023.

Advertised for Bids
Monday, July 10, 2023

The project is advertised for bid by qualified firms, with a bid opening date of August 21, 2023, at 10 a.m.  

TRC Approval
Friday, July 07, 2023

Design for the project has received TRC approval and the project will be advertised for bid starting July 10, 2023.

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. 

Project Documents

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