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Fort Fisher Upgrades Facilities

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — The Fort Fisher State Recreation Area invites the public to a ceremony on May 12 at 2 p.m. to dedicate the first Connect NC bond project to improve visitor facilities.

The park is expected to upgrade restroom and picnic facilities through a $488,000 investment from the Connect NC bond voters approved in 2016. The bond also released $75 million to enhance facilities at 45 state parks.

State officials, including Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Susi Hamilton and members of the state Parks and Recreation Trust Fund, are expected to attend the event. Hamilton is scheduled to speak.

Architect Hipp Architecture and Development P.C. of Wilmington and contractor Keystone R&C Inc. of Wilmington began upgrading the park’s facilities in October.

The recreation area was established in 1986 and encompasses 287 acres.

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