On February 5, 2018, the Knightdale Town Council accepted a land donation to serve as the future home of a Knightdale Recreation Center.
Wake Stone Corporation provided the gift of ten acres to assist town officials in the realization of the facility. The donated parcel is near the intersection of Forestville and Old Crews Roads in Knightdale, North Carolina.
Mayor James Roberson said:
“Wake Stone has a history of generously supporting the Town and we are grateful for their continued partnership.”
The donated land is valued at $503,850, making it the largest corporate contribution in Town history. In 1994, Wake Stone donated eight acres of land adjacent to the then “new” Town Hall which became an environmental park.
Said Sam Bratton, President of Wake Stone Corporation:
“Wake Stone Corporation is a proud, long-standing stakeholder and corporate citizen of Knightdale. We are excited to reinvest in our community with this donation.”
Knightdale is in eastern Wake County, fifteen minutes east of Raleigh NC. In 2017, the town was listed in the top 100 of Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live in America” (list), based on a healthy economy, affordable homes, and high quality of life. Knightdale is also one of the “Top 10 Fastest Growing Cities in North Carolina” (article). The town Parks and Recreation department is active and expanding, with event offerings year-round.
Source: Jonas Silver, Town of Knightdale
Ed. Note: Occasionally, events are held in tandem with the local Chamber of Commerce. The Knightdale Chamber of Commerce website is www.knightdalechamber.org.