Community Center North/Active Adult Center Project

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This illustrative drawing of the Community Center North/Senior Center is provided as a reference but the final building may differ after public input.

The Town of Fuquay-Varina is excited to announce the design of the Community Center North/Active Adult Center is in the preliminary stage! The new Center will offer a broad spectrum of programs and amenities for Fuquay-Varina residents of all ages, with dedicated space to accommodate an expanded slate of activities for active adults. Most importantly, the goal of the new Community Center North/Active Adult Center will be to promote mental, physical, and emotional health for all community members through quality-of-life programming.

The new facility will be located at Hilltop Needmore Town Park and Preserve Park (HNTPP). This site will be

The Town of Fuquay-Varina is excited to announce the design of the Community Center North/Active Adult Center is in the preliminary stage! The new Center will offer a broad spectrum of programs and amenities for Fuquay-Varina residents of all ages, with dedicated space to accommodate an expanded slate of activities for active adults. Most importantly, the goal of the new Community Center North/Active Adult Center will be to promote mental, physical, and emotional health for all community members through quality-of-life programming.

The new facility will be located at Hilltop Needmore Town Park and Preserve Park (HNTPP). This site will be also be the future home of the WCPSS Hilltop Needmore Road Elementary School. The Community Center North/Active Adult Center are part of the 2020 Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources (PRCR) Systemwide Master Plan that was adopted in July 2020. HNTPP is 143-acre park with five miles of paved trails and open green space. The remaining property at HNTPP will be Master Planned in Fiscal Year 2022.

We recognize the diverse nature of our growing community and the necessity for a new Community Center to offer activities and programs that are of interest to all our residents. This facility will also help to accommodate the growth in program demand in Fuquay-Varina. For example, the Town currently must rent gym space to accommodate our successful basketball program.

The first step in this design process will be a robust Public Engagement Phase geared toward facilitating a discussion, gathering input, and developing a program that meets the needs of the entire community now and in the future. That’s where you come in!

Over the next couple of months, we want to hear from you and learn about the programs and activities that are important to you and your family. There will be many opportunities for you to engage in this discussion, including surveys, Q and A sessions, and public meetings. While the majority of these will be held virtually or on digital platforms for your safety, we are working to provide opportunities for in-person engagement as well.

The Town has engaged a design team led by HH Architecture, which includes senior-active adult center specialists, Lifespan Design Studio.


  • Update on the Community Center North Project

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    On August 17, 2021, the Town Board chose conceptual design "B" for the Community Center North/Active Adult Center Project, which is a project identified from the 2020 Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources (PRCR) Systemwide Master Plan. The project site is at Hilltop Needmore Town Park and Preserve, and the conceptual design identifies a gymnasium with an elevated indoor walking track, multipurpose and flexible classrooms for recreational programs, fitness areas, a kitchen, and a dedicated Active Adult Center specifically designed to meet the needs of residents over 55.
    If the Parks and Recreation bond referendum is approved by the voters, construction drawings will begin in December 2021 and construction will begin in late Summer 2022. An $18.5 million P&R Bond referendum will be on the Municipal Ballot on Nov. 2nd.


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