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January 07
​Wake County Commissioners Vote to Sell Crooked Creek Property

The Wake County Board of Commissioners tonight voted 4-3 to declare approximately 143 acres of county property, formerly part of the Crooked Creek Golf Course, as surplus. The vote authorizes staff to initiate a process to sell the land.

The vote also establishes the future Southeast County Park as the No. 1 priority of the 2018 Parks, Greenways, Recreation and Open Space Bond.

The 300 acres of land acquired for the Southeast County Park are located in the southeast corner of Wake County along Highway 42 adjacent to the towns of Fuquay-Varina and Garner. The master planning process is currently taking place.

Approximately 300 people attended the meeting Monday night, and the board heard from about 55 residents before making their decision.


2015: The former Crooked Creek Golf Course, made up of 11 parcels located off Hilltop Needmore Road west of U.S. 401 and north of Fuquay-Varina within the Crooked Creek Subdivision, closed.

June 2018: The Wake County Board of Commissioners voted to purchase 10 of the parcels for $4 million and close access to the public until future uses were determined.

The Wake County Public School System purchased one of the parcels to use for a future elementary school.

September 2018: Wake County officially bought the land. The county used Debt Service Fund reserves to acquire the property with the intent to reimburse those funds from a future limited obligation bond and not from the Parks, Greenways, Recreation and Open Space bond that recently passed.

Since acquisition: The county has surveyed the property, marked the boundaries and performed general maintenance. Costs associated with these services total about $111,000.

Any proceeds from the sale of the land—up to the $4 million purchase cost—would be used to reimburse the Debt Service Fund.


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