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Parks & Recreation
We're glad you're here! The City of Mount Holly Parks and Recreation provides many opportunities for friends, families, and visitors to enjoy themselves by offering exercise, entertainment, and relaxation while visiting and enjoying our wonderful parks and facilities all around the city.
PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION SEEKING NEW MEMBER
The Parks & Recreation Commission is taking applications for a new member. This Commission serves as a volunteer advisory board to the City Council. Applications are due March 19, 2024. Access the application here.
NOTICE: Mountain Island Tailrace Access Area to close temporarily for required maintenance project at Mountain Island Dam
Tailrace Access Area and Mountain Island Park at Mount Holly will be closed to the public beginning Sept. 7, 2022, and reopening in early 2026.
To facilitate maintenance work on Mountain Island Dam, Duke Energy, in collaboration with N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the city of Mount Holly, will temporarily close access to Mountain Island Park at Mount Holly starting on Sept. 7, 2022. The work should be completed by early 2026.
“We will complete a maintenance project on the Mountain Island earth embankment dam to ensure the dam continues to meet all federal guidelines for dam safety,” said Brad Keaton, Duke Energy’s chief dam safety engineer. “The upgrades will also ensure that Mountain Island hydro station and Mountain Island Lake continue providing safe and reliable electricity, water supply and public recreation in the future.”
Duke Energy owns the park but leases it to the City of Mount Holly to manage. In addition, the two fishing piers, managed by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, will close for the duration of the project.
“Both the City of Mount Holly and N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission are wonderful partners, and we will continue to work with them to establish alternative access to the trail system that runs south of Mountain Island Lake Park at Mount Holly,” said Duke Energy project manager, Jennifer Bennett. “We are hopeful that access will be available early next year.”
Duke Energy operates the Mountain Island Hydroelectric Development, which includes the powerhouse, dam, spillway and recreation facilities, under a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission license for the Catawba-Wateree Hydroelectric Project. Duke Energy Carolinas Duke Energy Carolinas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, owns 20,100 megawatts of energy capacity, supplying electricity to 2.8 million residential, commercial and industrial customers across a 24,000-square-mile service area in North Carolina and South Carolina.
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