Town of Andrews, NC

Ferebee Park Set for $100K Transformation

Published on: Apr 19, 2024 Andrews
Ferebee Park as seen in April 2024

Ferebee Park is getting a major makeover! 

Thanks to the diligent efforts of the town’s talented grant writer and the generous support of the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, Andrews has secured a $100,000 grant destined to rejuvenate a favorite local play haven.

“I would like to thank our grant writer and town employees for working diligently on this,” Mayor James Reid said. “I know Ferebee Park has been a hot topic for the past year and a half and I’m happy that it’s finally moving forward in a positive direction.”

Picture this: a brand-new, top-of-the-line, fully ADA-compliant Paradise Playground that is shade-inclusive and comes with a 100-year warranty! With a capacity to entertain 70-85 children at once, the playground promises endless fun and inclusivity for all community youth.

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But that’s not all. The park is set to receive a fresh layer of mulch, two picnic tables, and even a new picnic shelter—perfect for birthday parties, family gatherings or a shaded lunch outdoors. Officials also plan to install a water fountain with a bottle filling station (because we all know hydration is key).

Anticipated to be completed in Fall 2024, Ferebee Park will also feature renovated bathrooms, new signage to guide and inform park visitors, and a security measure to ensure the park is locked at 10 p.m. nightly, maintaining a safe and secure environment.

This transformation is not just about upgrading physical structures but revitalizing a space that holds countless memories for many in Andrews and crafting an area that will host many more memories to come.

Stay tuned for more updates as town officials progress and prepare to unveil a new chapter for Ferebee Park.