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Growing Local, Growing Deep

Growing Local, Growing Deep

Join us for the 2014     Central Park NC Annual Gathering   October 30 4 to 9 p.m.  …

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Regional Food Directory

Regional Food Directory

Local Food Directory Central Park NC has compiled this directory of farmers markets, farms that market directly to the public…

Yadkin River Study

Yadkin River Study

Read more about the Yadkin River study by Central Park NC commissioned economist Michael Shuman.

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Our small towns are nestled in the forests and near pastures of the ancient Uwharrie Mountains. Our eight counties include the Yadkin and Pee Dee rivers and a chain of sparkling lakes. Click the button below to plan your visit.

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live-and-work

Think you are ready to start your own business in or relocating your business to Central Park NC? Click below for information on available buildings for small main street businesses, or extraordinary properties for a B&B.

Live & Work
sustaining

We are committed to conserving the rural and natural resources that make the region unique, even as vital economic growth occurs. Click below to find out more about how we are helping to preserve the region.

Sustaining Our Resources
community-support

Residents, businesses and local government as well as the philanthropic community continue to support our vision. Click below to view our partners and to join them in supporting a sustainable regional economy.

Our Community Partners

Franklinville Manages 10 Projects With $10,000 Grant

The Town of Franklinville, located in Randolph County, is making a $10,000 revitalization grant from Central Park NC go a long way. Town Commissioner Perry Conner planned and is overseeing the projects, which include purchasing a very small parcel of land and extending the Deep River Rail Trail, building a paddle access on the Deep River in the Town Park, installing steps that allow walkers on the rail trail to get down to river where they can see a Native American fish weir. “It’s somewhere between a couple of hundred to a couple of thousand years old — hard to tell because it was constructed by moving river stones around,” said Conner.

The Deep River Rail Trail runs alongside the river through a sustainable residential development called Living Well Community. With the funds, Franklinville is also installing three disc golf stations in the town’s riverside park and planting a memorial tree. Franklinville’s grant was part of Central Park NC’s Rural Community Development Initiative, funded by USDA Rural Development.