New shelter

The new picnic shelter at the Grassy Creek Community Center in Bullock was made possible through grant funding by the Granville County Parks, Greenways and Recreation Advisory Committee and was approved by the Granville County Commissioners.

BULLOCK — A new picnic shelter was dedicated at the Grassy Creek Community Center on Saturday, Oct. 24. The structure was made possible through grant funding provided by the Granville County Parks, Greenways and Recreation Advisory Committee, and was approved by the Granville County Commissioners for fiscal 2019-20.

The new picnic shelter at Grassy Creek’s Community Center joins the addition of playground equipment on site, funded and installed during the 2018-19 grant cycle.

“The new picnic shelter, along with the playground, walking track and grassy areas at the Grassy Creek Community Center, provides a great venue for community and family gatherings,” said Justin Jorgensen, Granville County’s senior transportation planner and committee adviser.

The Grassy Creek Community Center is located at 9121 Grassy Creek Road in Bullock.

Parks, Greenways and Recreation programming funds are used to develop and support active and passive recreation and leisure activities for the county’s residents. The objective is to make these activities available to as many residents as possible, seeking to serve all age groups.

Commissioners awarded mini-grants to the cities of Creedmoor and Oxford, the towns of Butner, Stovall and Stem, Granville County Senior Services, the Granville County Chamber of Commerce, the Toler Reach Out Club and Hopping Frogs Forest School during the same grant cycle.

The Parks, Greenways and Recreation Advisory Committee includes 11 voting members, one from each county district and four at-large members. District representatives include Allen Nelson (District 1), Reginald Tyrone Harris (District 2), Glenda Williams (District 3), Betty Lou Davis (District 4), Joshua Averette (District 5), Ivan Washburn (District 6), and Michael McFadden (District 7). Serving as at-large members are Mara Shelton, Marilyn Howard, Richard Rote and Ginnie Currin.

Due to COVID-19, the grant application process was suspended for the 2020-21 budget year. Applications will be made available on opening day of the next grant cycle. For more information about the Parks, Greenways and Recreation Advisory Committee, please contact Jorgensen at 919-603-1332 or at Justin.jorgensen@granvillecounty.org.