Local Politics

County officials approve plan to turn defunct Fuquay-Varina golf course into park

Posted November 6, 2017 9:44 p.m. EST

— A defunct golf course in Fuquay-Varina could soon become a new Wake County park in a move some have been pleading for.

The Crooked Creek Golf Course closed two years ago and residents have been calling for the county to turn the more than 160 acres of land into a park.

County leaders estimate purchasing the property and building a park would cost more than $23 million.

In a 4-3 vote Monday night, Wake County Commissioners decided to move forward with the land purchase, but laid out conditions that must be met for the project to move forward.

“Southern Wake does not have a county park of this nature and we are very, very excited and want to see this project come together,” said Mayor John Byrne.

The board said the county should be able to integrate trails with Triangle Greenways Council land located to the north of the Crooked Creek Property.