Founders Park

Milestone timeline

Notice to Award Bid
Completed: Feb 18, 2021
February 2021
Engineering and Design Commences
Completed: Mar 1, 2021
March 2021
Engineering and Design Completion
August 2021
Construction Commences
Spring 2022

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 their March 2020 regular meeting.  The Town is now moving forward with engineering and design, which includes amenities such as an ampitheater, splash pad, veteran's memorial, updated playground, and walking trails.

McGill Associates, P.A.

Engineering Firm

Current Park Open Space
Current Park Playground Area

Project Updates

First Round Design Plan
Thursday, June 3, 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 ammenities.

Engineering and Surveying Commences
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Work has began 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 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 PM - 7:30 PM.