The Town of Waxhaw sought to update its Park & Recreation Strategic Master Plan to identify changes that have occurred in the years since the previous plan which was completed in 2012. The update required collaboration with the citizens to develop a recreation needs analysis for the town and provide recommendations on park & recreation facility development based on those needs, including land acquisition that has occurred in that period as well. The master plan was adopted by the Town Board in June 2019.
Benesch led the development of the strategic master plan, including inventory and assessment, recreation needs assessment, establishment of action plan items and implementation strategies. The master planning process involved working with town stakeholders through several public workshops and a community-wide survey.
Since the plan adoption, a wide variety of improvements have been accomplished, ranging from new playgrounds, picnic shelters to community gardens and shade facilities at locations such as Town Creek Park, HC Nesbit Park, SK8 Park, Community Corner and Downtown Central Park.