Athletic + Community Park
Lee County Multi-Sports Park
HH Architecture (architecture); FitFields (field design)
Located near the heart of Sanford, North Carolina, Lee County Multi-sports Park is planned to be a regional athletic facility and community park. After recognizing the community’s need for more athletic fields, play spaces and green space to connect to nature, a parks and recreation bond was passed to fund construction of this 121-acre park. Through a community driven design process, the team arrived at a solution that will feature natural and synthetic turf multi-purpose fields and several baseball diamonds. These athletic facilities will be accompanied by community park features, including picnic shelters, trails and play spaces. In collaboration with Lee County, our team is working through complex site challenges, including enhancing ecological functionality, site access through the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and mitigating and mitigating the impacts on existing utility infrastructure to develop plans for a park that will serve the Lee County citizens for generations to come.