Join us Saturday March 25, 2017 for the dedication of the James "Junebug" Stewart Ballfield
195 Torain Street Hillsborough, NC 27278 View Map
- Ada 1/4 Mile Paved Walking Trail (lighted),
- Baseball/Softball Field (lighted),
- Basketball Court (lighted),
- Horseshoe Pit,
- Picnic Shelter with tables and grills,
- Playground (5-12 yr old),
- Tennis Courts (lighted)
General Reservation Information:
You may either download forms or use our online registration for reserving fields, courts, and shelters The county also requires that you complete a hold harmless agreement which can be found at the link listed above. Reservation forms and agreements must be completed and turned in 7 days prior to the event. You may also call 919-245-2660 or visit the administrative office (300 W. Tryon Street Hillsborough, NC) M-F 8 am - 5 pm.
About the Park:
Phase I expansion of Fairview Park: Site Plan
In 2001, Orange County voters approved a Parks and Open Space bond that earmarked $850,000 for this project. In 2004, the County and the town of Hillsborough agreed to work together to create a master plan for the entire 92-acre site by adopting a Memorandum of Agreement along these lines, reflecting both the existing and planned uses on the Public Works site and potential future uses for a park. In October 2005, an appointed Fairview Public Campus Master Plan Committee began work to develop a proposed Master Plan. Over the next four months the Committee met on four occasions to create the Master Plan and Recommendations Report. The Plan includes a ball field, two basketball courts, a quarter-mile walking track, a picnic shelter, horseshoe pits, a volleyball court, walking trails, and a new playground. (A future phase will include 3 tennis courts and additional parking.)
On May 19, 2009 bids for construction of phase I of the park were received with McQueen Construction of Bahama, North Carolina as low bidder. On August 21, 2009 The North Carolina Parks and Recreation Authority has awarded $500,000 from the N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) for continued development of Fairview Park in Hillsborough. Phase I construction of the park is expected to begin in the fall of 2009 with completion projected to be in fall of 2010.