By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall
It’s not every day that we get to see the opening of a major new park around here. But Thursday, Sept. 19, when Knightdale officially opens its new Knightdale Station Park, the region will see the first phase of a 76-acre park that likely will become a focal point for play in eastern Wake County.
While some towns and cities spend decades planning a park, this one is just a couple of years in the making, Tina Cheek, the town’s parks and recreation director tells me. The land, a former nursery owned by a one-time Knightdale mayor, sits in downtown Knightdale. And when it went on the market two years ago, the town was in a position to buy it.