Pitt County Office Park Recreation Site Plan
Pitt County Planning and Pitt County Community Schools and Recreation are excited to have the opportunity to develop a Recreation Site Plan for the Community Center/Gymnasium and associated outdoor recreation facilities to be located at the Pitt County Office Park. With the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) authorizing the use of American Rescue Plan funds in late 2022 to build two Community Centers - one located at the Alice F. Keene District Park and the other at the Office Park - staff began working with a design consultant to develop the Office Park Recreation Site Plan.
Three public input meetings were held across the northern part of Pitt County in January and February of 2023. In addition, public input was solicited through an online survey which was open for comment for eight weeks. English and Spanish informational flyers were distributed to school-aged students in areas North of the Tar River. County staff, along with Rivers and Associates staff members, conducted four stakeholder meetings with various entities, allowing participants to share their thoughts on the recreation programs and facilities for the site. These meetings also aided staff in creating partnerships and improving the stewardship of on-site resources and recreational facilities.
- 435 surveys were completed
- 97% of respondents were Pitt County citizens
- 73% of respondents have been a Pitt County resident for 10+ years
- 71% of respondents say they would use the facility weekly/daily
- Respondents identified Outdoor & Indoor Facility and Program Preferences
Draft Site Plan
At the April 3rd, 2023 Board of Commissioners meeting, Planning staff and a representative from Rivers and Associates reviewed the public input received for the Office Park Community Center and adjacent outdoor recreation facilities. In addition, a draft site plan was presented for review and comments (see the links below for the presentation slides and draft plan)
Proposed Recreation Elements
- Walking/Greenway Trails
- Playgrounds/Open Space
- Multi-Purpose Field
- Picnic Shelters
- Environmental Education Area
- Classroom/Activity Space
- Strength and Cardiovascular Exercise Space
- Multi-Purpose Room
- Aerobic/Fitness Room
- Walking/Jogging Area
Final Recreation Site Plan
At the June 26th, 2023 Board of Commissioners meeting, Planning staff and a representative from Rivers and Associates presented the final Pitt County Office Park Recreation Plan that included the North of the River Community Center, along with the final version of the Public Input Report. The Commissioners approved the Office Park Recreation Site Plan, and subsequently, authorized Engineering to solicit bids for the construction of the Community Centers at the Office Park & Alice F Keene District Park.
- Solicit bids for construction of Community Centers at the Office Park & Alice F Keene District Park.