Beginning in the Summer of 2022, the Town began a multi-year, four phase revitalization project of Smoot Park's facilities.
Memorial Park Multi-use Courts
A former tennis court at Memorial Park has been resurfaced and repurposed to include two basketball courts, two tennis courts and two pickle ball courts. Memorial Park is located at 119 Wilkesboro Avenue. It is also home baseball and softball fields, a BBQ Pit and trailheads to the Yadkin River Greenway.
Euclid Avenue Trail
This recently completed nature trail measures approximately 1900 feet, starting at the end of Euclid Avenue’s paved portion located near the Skyview properties and terminating at the intersection of Euclid Avenue and E Street. Right of way from E Street to the end of Euclid Avenue is already graveled and can be navigated.
Signage and safety bollards at the entrances will be installed by Town crews. The trail construction cost was $25,000.00. Additional site work including storm-water drainage pipes, bollards and signage was installed by Town staff. The Town requested and has been granted $25,000.00 from the Healthy Wilkes Action Team to fund the construction costs.
Mission of the trail: The Town of North Wilkesboro and the Health Foundation have identified this proposed trail as one of the many needed greenway connections from our residential areas to our parks and downtown. Although the Town has a robust park system and approximately 4.4 miles of greenway, many residents must drive or traverse busy roads in order to access these community green spaces. Health vulnerable groups (such as the elderly, low-income individuals, and those without vehicles) are especially disadvantaged by lack of access/walkability and face greater challenge utilizing the trail system to live an active lifestyle.
Smoot Park Updated Design
919 Main Street Alleyway Improvements
An alleyway that connects the 900 block of Main Street to a public parking lot on the CBD Loop is being revamped. Plans include resetting old pavers, thinning out foliage, installing new benches and two sets of tables and chairs. A power outlet will be added and used for market lighting and public Wi-Fi. Improvements are intended to provide an inviting space with outdoor dining and seating, and a shady spot to relax and gather with friends.