Moore County Cuts the Ribbon on New Recreation Center at Hillcrest Park

Carthage, N.C. — A ribbon-cutting event was held in late March of 2021 to celebrate the opening of Moore County’s newest sports complex.

Ribbon cutting at the Dedication of the Moore County Sports Complex on March 18, 2021

Located on the popular Hillcrest Park Campus in Carthage, North Carolina, this 21,000 s.f. facility is equipped with two gymnasiums, each with high school regulation basketball/volleyball courts; a multipurpose room that can seat up to 50 people; restrooms and a concession area; as well as offices for the County’s Parks and Recreation staff.

Among those who attended the celebration was CPL Architect, Rachel Nilson, AIA, who has seen this project evolve from its very beginning stages.

“From day one, we envisioned this facility to serve as a pillar for community growth and activity,” said Nilson. “Our team worked very closely with the County’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee to design something that the community would utilize and cherish for years to come. It feels rewarding to see it come to fruition.”

Exterior rendering of Moore County Sports Complex

Exterior completed design of Moore County Sports Complex

CPL led the charge in creating the project’s Master Plan as well as providing architectural and interior design services. Additional project team members included structural engineers from Lynch Mykins, civil engineers from Wetherill Engineering, and M/E/P engineers from AME Consulting.

Moore County Capital Projects Manager, Richard Smith, was thrilled with the entire project team’s level of knowledge, patience, and decision-making skills.

“Rachel Nilson and the entire CPL team have masterfully guided the County of Moore through this process,” said Smith. “They were our top choice out of many firms we interviewed and have proven us right again and again. To say we had a good experience would be an understatement – it was a great experience.”

“The complex has enough capacity to accommodate anything from athletic tournaments and youth leagues to summer camps and regional events,” said Nilson. “It’s going to be a great place for children and adults from all over the County to gather and recreate.”

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