Balfour Beatty begins construction of Downtown Cary Park in North Carolina


Balfour Beatty has begun construction of the Downtown Cary Park in Cary, North Carolina, the US.

The development of the project has begun following a 20-year vision of the Cary town’s plans to revitalise and propel future economic growth.

The new Downtown Cary Park is located at 327 S. Academy Street and is slated for completion in summer 2023.

Balfour Beatty secured the contract to transform the now one-acre park into seven acres that will include spaces for active performances/concerts, farmers’ markets, interactive public art installations, food and beverage facilities, children’s play areas and a dog-friendly bar.  

Among the additional key features include botanical gardens displaying native plants and elevated bridges that overlook the park area.

The firm plans to include sustainable elements in the development of the park, such as green stormwater landscaping, non-toxic materials, and recycled wood from the construction.

Balfour Beatty project director Jeff Beam said: “We are excited to officially start construction on the Town of Cary’s Downtown Cary Park.

“Throughout our relationship with the Town of Cary, we’ve successfully delivered other projects such as the Cary Library and Parking Deck and we are eager to bring to life a 20-year vision that will serve as a catalyst for the Town of Cary’s economic growth for the next 150 years.”

Cary director of economic development ted Boyd said: “Downtown Cary Park has come together as part of a decades-long vision to offer inspiring amenities to our community and propel future economic development in the heart of downtown.

 “We’re proud of the positive impact this will have locally, regionally and beyond, as the mark of a thriving community is a strong downtown. Downtown Cary Park was created for the citizens by the citizens and will serve as a catalyst for growth for years to come.”


The new Downtown Cary Park is slated for completion in summer 2023. Credit: Town of Cary


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