Survey Results Posted

On April 26, a community meeting was held in Danbury at the Arts Place. The meeting gave the community an opportunity to share their ideas with the design team, as well as participate in analysis exercises.

The community was polled on their feelings about the buildings and other cultural features located on the Vade Mecum and Moores Springs properties as well their thoughts on appropriate and/or needed land uses and activities on the site. Following the meeting, the same exercises were posted online and linked to from the web site. Between the community meeting and the online poll, a total of 127 responses were collected. The results have been posted on the Survey Results page. The survey results start to define priorities and needs for the site as defined by the community, providing direction as the design process moves from analysis to concept development.

The next community meeting is slated for 4-7pm on June 29, 2017, at the Walnut Cove Public Library. The community will have an opportunity to comment on alternative design concepts.

Project update / May 11

PM1_2The master plan for the expansion of Hanging Rock State Park is discussed in the Stokes News. We appreciate the coverage! We’re still collecting survey results and we’ll soon begin the process of putting our ideas on paper, based on what we have heard from the community. We look forward to presenting initial concepts at our next public meeting at the end of June!

Public Meeting #1 – April 26, 2017

Please join us on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at the Arts Place of Stokes / Stokes County Arts Council in Danbury for our first public input session. The purpose of Public Meeting #1 is to gain further perspective from the community regarding appropriate uses on the Moores Springs and Vade Mecum properties as well as aspirations for the future implementation.

This event will be open house style and we invite you to stop by anytime between 4pm and 7pm. We will have maps for you to look at, there will be opportunities to voice your opinion about existing buildings at the old Camp Sertoma site and we want to hear your thoughts on what activities are appropriate (or not) in this new section of the park.

Going forward, there will be 2-3 more public engagement meetings during the next 4 months where you will have the opportunity to make your voice heard and to provide input on the master plan. The next meeting will be June 29 at the Walnut Cove Library from 4-7pm.

Locator Map (click to enlarge)



This site is dedicated to the expansion of Hanging Rock State Park in Stokes County.

In 2014, the State of North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources acquired nearly 750 acres of land north of Hanging Rock State Park. obs landscape architects was contracted by the State of North Carolina in the fall of 2016 to develop a master plan for this recent addition to Hanging Rock State Park.

The master plan for the expansion of Hanging Rock State Park will create a vision for the newly acquired land, which has a rich history.  The approximately 750 acres includes former Camp Sertoma and the surrounding land known as Vade Mecum, as well as the former Moores Springs campground site. The recommendations of the final master plan, developed through an inclusive process with in-depth analysis and multiple opportunities for community engagement, will guide future development over the next several decades.