Oak Hill Community Park & Forest

A Conservation Opportunity


  • 660 acres of undeveloped forest and open agricultural fields in Oak Hill
  • $3 million project cost
  • Currently under purchase option by Foothills Conservancy
  • Less than one mile from three public schools:  Oak Hill Elementary, Table Rock Middle School, and Freedom High School  
  • Less than 10 minutes from Western Piedmont Community College and the NC School for Science and Math
  • Less than 10 minutes from downtown Morganton

POTENTIAL USES (see map below)

  • A hub for education and outdoor classrooms
  • Public outdoor recreation
  • Connectivity to the Fonta Flora State Trail and the City of Morganton Greenway
  • Prime farmland soils for community supported agriculture (100 +/- acres)
  • Forest restoration activities and education


  • $1.2 million Clean Water Management Trust Fund grant is pending
  • Private fundraising in progress by Foothills Conservancy (seeking lead gift pledges)
  • Additional public funding (for example Parks & Recreation Trust Fund) may be needed
  • Significant fundraising progress must be made by fall 2019


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