Enhancing Recreation for Locals and Visitors Alike

Destination by Design partnered with community leaders in Beech Mountain, NC on a multi-pronged effort to connect more people to the assets that make Beech Mountain unique.  

From the ski slopes at Beech Mountain Resort to the picturesque views and bountiful hiking opportunities, Beech Mountain has something to offer outdoor recreation enthusiasts year-round.  DbD developed a plan to enhance existing assets with a focus on connectivity to the area’s outdoor recreation opportunities.

In a town like Beech Mountain where tourism and recreational activities are so vital to its livelihood, the importance of connectivity becomes even more acute.

Enhancing Outdoor Recreation Opportunities

A key plan recommendation is to develop Shane Park, a new park facility that includes tent campsites, a natural play area, low ropes course, picnic tables and shelters, trails, and an amphitheatre.

The park will provide new passive recreation opportunities within walking distance to the  23,000-square foot Buckeye Recreation Center.   By focusing on outdoor recreation development at Shane Park, the Town can provide a more diverse array of recreation opportunities to locals and visitors. 

Connecting Along the Beech Mountain Parkway

Working collaboratively with a partnering engineering firm and town officials, our team helped design a greenway that will run along the Beech Mountain Parkway, and connect town hall to the town’s popular ski resort.

The greenway will serve to connect important community assets and enhance pedestrian mobility along the Town’s main thoroughfare.