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Phase 2 begins for Raccoon Creek Bike Park

May 28, 2024 06:06PM ● By WNC Business
Haywood County announces the new phase of development of the Raccoon Creek Bike Park, poised to become a premier recreational destination in the area. The future park promises to blend leisure, adventure, and conservation for generations to come. 

The beginning of this project stems from extensive public engagement conducted by Haywood County in 2021, soliciting input from residents on their vision for recreational facilities. In response to this feedback, Haywood County crafted a comprehensive Bike Park Master Plan, ensuring that the park caters to diverse interests and age groups. 

The park's Phase One rollout promises an array of amenities, including a bike pump track, skills courses for various proficiency levels, an adventure playground, picnic pavilions, and ample open space. With its picturesque mountain vistas and the possibility to have a Red Bull-certified competition grade pump track, this park has the potential to attract thousands of overnight visitors.  

Looking ahead to Phase Two, the Raccoon Creek Bike Park aims to further expand its offerings by leveraging additional space to develop three to four miles of backcountry mountain biking trails, enriching the region's outdoor landscape and cementing its status as a haven for adventure seekers.  

Phase Two will be funded and made possible through a public campaign. The public will be able to make donations through the recreation's activity sign up site, accessed here: These donations will allow the donor to be remembered as part of the park's history through engravings upon the Donor Tree sculpture. This 3D sculpture will be located in the heart of the park.  

Haywood County invites individuals and organizations to become integral contributors to the park's legacy. With various sponsorship levels, supporters can play a pivotal role in shaping the future of outdoor recreation in Haywood County.  

For more information on sponsorship opportunities and how to get involved, please contact Elli Flagg, Haywood County Recreation Director, at [email protected].