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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 construction which includes amenities such as an amphitheater, splash pad, veterans memorial, inclusive playground, walking trails, and fitness stations.

McGill Associates, P.A.

Engineering Firm

Goodrich Oaks Architecture, P.A.

Architecture Firm

Group III Mgt, Inc.

General Contractor

Project Updates

Construction Progress
Wednesday, June 05, 2024

Progress updates for the month of June include structural steel being erected for the amphitheater, substantial completion of the picnic shelter, installation of base materials in the parking lot, and the stormwater pond nearing completion.  Next steps will be to continue working on the amphitheater and pavilion buildings, installing curb in the parking lot, and continuing to work on electrical and plumbing.  

Construction Update
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Focus over the last month has been on installing stormwater pipe and boxes under the new Perry Avenue extension, and outfall pipe from the new stormwater pond.  Crews have also been working on the installation of footers for the restroom pavilion, amphitheater, and picnic shelter.

Site Work Continues
Friday, February 23, 2024

Over the past month, crews have been focused on continuing the site work necessary for the extension of Perry Avenue and the site stormwater system.  Additionally, they have been working to grade the new multiuse path, parking lots, and building pads.  

Site Work Begins
Tuesday, January 02, 2024

Crews have began demo on existing site concrete and pavement.

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.