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New Park and Thread Trail Segment to Open Near Goat Island Preserve

The Town of Cramerton will hold the Goat Island Park Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony this coming Thursday, June 21, from 6-8 p.m. on Goat Island. Click here to see the event program.

This new park will feature a new .3-mile segment of the Carolina Thread Trail that connects a residential area with the park via a pedestrian bridge. Also, a 38-acre natural area (Goat Island Preserve) adjacent to the new park is conserved by Catawba Lands Conservancy and a new future segment of The Thread will be built at this new park on the preserve!

The Thread awarded a $100,000 grant to the town in 2009 for this new trail project. Another pedestrian bridge, to connect the island to the town’s central business district, will be part of The Thread; this bridge and new trail connection are in the preliminary planning stages. The trail will eventually provide public access to our conserved property that protects clean water and wildlife habitat along the South Fork River.

The park-opening celebration will feature Cramerton native Perry Fewell (the defensive coordinator for the Super Bowl Champions New York Giants) free hot dogs, music from the Catawba River Bluegrass Association, kayaks and canoes, disc golf, games, and just an overall good time opening the Goat Island Park. The event is free and open to the public. A shuttle will be available for public use at the Town Hall, 155 North Main Street, Cramerton, NC, 28032, as parking is limited at the park.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Michael Peoples, Cramerton Town Manager, via email at mpeoples@cramerton.org, or at Town Hall, 704-824-4337.