JACK D. HUGHES MEMORIAL PARK
City of Pineville, North Carolina
Built in the 1970s, the Jack D. Hughes Memorial Park provides passive and active recreation opportunities for the residents of Pineville, N.C., a historic textile town located along the Norfolk Southern Railroad. In 1998, Woolpert prepared a master plan for the town to help guide future renovations at the park. In years since, Woolpert updated that master plan, prepared construction documents and provided construction administration for both phases of park construction.
No detail was missed in the design of the Jack D. Hughes Memorial Park. Woolpert incorporated the area’s history into the design by drawing on the distinct charm and architecture of the region. Brick, exposed metal and shake-style roof shingles evoke memories of days past, while covered dugouts, wooden outfield fencing and seating behind home plate create an intimate experience for players and spectators alike. Regional baseball and softball tournaments generate a positive economic impact on the community, and passive recreation options, such as walking trails, picnic shelters and playgrounds, round out the positive contributions the park has on the community.