Frank Liske Park Barn Construction Project

Cabarrus sees public input on facility use and inspiration for Frank Liske Park barn replacement

In the early morning hours on March 26, a fire destroyed the barn at Frank Liske Park (4001 Stough Road) in Concord.

The land on which the park sits is the Stonewall Jackson property, owned by the State and on lease to Cabarrus County. In the mid-1900s, it served as a working farm for Stonewall Jackson Training School students. The original barn was used to house and care for dairy cattle.

Frank Liske Park opened in June 1982 with the barn as its centerpiece. It was used for youth camps, rentals and the backdrop to countless family memories.

The park was closed to visitors on March 26 and 27 as crews assessed damage and mitigated safety hazards.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners received an update on the fire at its April 6 meeting and advised staff to move forward with a feasibility study on rebuilding the structure. The Board is also working to restructure the terms of its lease from the State.

County leaders are now moving forward with concepts for the Frank Liske Park barn replacement.

Residents have an opportunity to provide feedback past use of the facility and the aesthetics of the future design through an online survey.

Take the survey


Video resources

Watch as Park Ranger Jake Rule and Active Living & Parks Director Londa Strong share park memories

VIDEO: July 6 - County Commissioners receive an update of County Capital Projects Fund for Frank Liske Park Barn Insurance Proceeds

April 6 - County commissioners receive an update on the Frank Liske Park barn fire


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As the barn replacement progresses, County officials provide updates through stakeholder and public meetings and online communication channels.

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