New Park near Bailey Springs
Join us on November 10, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., for the Park near Bailey Springs Grand Opening. The grand opening will include many different activities for the whole family, including tree planting with Trees Davidson, a basketball and tennis clinic, Davidson Lands Conservancy’s World of Wonder and other children’s activities, a table to gather feedback on our comprehensive plan, food, and more. Parking is limited, so please walk or bike by using our greenway system or carpool with friends/neighbors. To volunteer to plant trees, please go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A4CA4AE29A64-newpark
At their February 27, 2018 meeting, the Davidson Board of Commissioners voted to allocate $393,000 in park reserve funds and $131,000 from the fund balance to construct Phase 1 of the new park located along Robert Walker Drive and Bradford Park Drive, adjacent to the Bailey Springs neighborhood. This phase will include a basketball court, two tennis courts, and a playground. The contracts will be finalized mid-March and construction will be complete early this summer.
The concept plan and financial details are here: https://davidson.novusagenda.com/agendapublic/CoverSheet.aspx?ItemID=2475&MeetingID=699
New Park at Bailey Springs
The purpose of the project is to add active athletic facilities for the community as identified in the 2014 Town of Davidson Parks and Recreation Master Plan. You can view the master plan at www.townofdavidson.org/masterplan.
“We are really excited to be planning a new park with the help of our Livability Board and our citizens,” said Davidson Parks & Recreation Director Kathryn Spatz.
The Livability Board Chair Marty Metzker, consultant Gary Fankhouser, and staff presented an updated Phase I projected budget to the Board of Commissioners on August 8, 2017 for guidance: Phase I construction documents will include basketball, volleyball, and 2 tennis courts.
Current projected timeline is:
- April: Survey work (complete)
- May – June: Document development and agency review (complete)
- July – December: Permitting (complete)
- January – March: Bidding and construction contracting
- March – May: Construction
- May: Punch list and final acceptance
Bids for Construction of Bailey Springs Park Phase 1 will be received by the Town of Davidson. The proposed work consists of two tennis courts with fencing (no lights), one basketball court, two sand volleyball courts, erosion control measures, clearing and grubbing, grading, drainage structures and piping, asphalt trails and surfacing, concrete paving, concrete steps and handrail, grassing seed, and other miscellaneous items as noted on the plans. All work is new construction with the exception of minor adjustments to existing site storm drainage.
Bids should be delivered to:
Kathryn Spatz, Director
The Town of Davidson Parks & Recreation Department
865 South Street
Davidson, NC 28036
Bids are due no later than 11 a.m., January 30, 2018. There will not be a formal bid opening. Please note that the terms of the bid documents and your response thereto shall be incorporated into the terms of the final contract if your company is the selected contractor.
Beginning January 5, 2018 digital PDF copies of the bid package may be obtained by contacting the project Landscape Architect, Gary Fankhauser, ViZ, (704) 997-6144, email@example.com . All costs for printing bid documents shall be the responsibility of the bidder and are non-refundable.
A non-mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be held on January 16, 2018, 10:00am, at Davidson Town Hall, 216 S. Main Street, Davidson, NC 28036. A site visit with the Town and Landscape Architect will follow.
Bid Bonds are not required.
Notice to Proceed is expected to be issued immediately following execution of the construction Contract between the selected contractor and the Town of Davidson. Project duration shall be 90 calendar days.
Questions regarding drawings or project: Gary Fankhauser, ViZ, (704) 997-6144 firstname.lastname@example.org
The laws of North Carolina and applicable regulations of various licensing boards and M/W/SBE provisions shall be observed in receiving bids and awarding contracts.
The Town of Davidson, North Carolina reserves the right to reject any or all bids, and to waive all informalities not involving price, time, or changes in the Work. Bidders must be licensed General Contractors in the State of North Carolina.