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Paddles Coming Summer 2022!

Amenities are at the heart of the Chatham Park master-planned community. We are committed to offering residents and guests a community which encourages a well-rounded life. To achieve that goal, we continue to develop resources and facilities that will enhance the Chatham Park lifestyle and build on our five pillars of Innovation, Connectivity, Quality Design, Healthy Balance, and Stewardship. 

Our next recreational venture, Paddles – a swim and pickleball amenity – will be the perfect complement to our community vision and provide area residents with even more leisure options. Scheduled to open summer 2022, Paddles will be located in the Vineyards next to Knight Farm Community Park and will feature a six-lane competition-style pool with a slide, a kiddie pool, and a concession stand for future swim meets. Members will benefit from the cabanas, individual loungers, and outdoor showers. Outside of the swim area, plans are underway for eight pickleball courts, a nod to the growing popularity of this niche sport. Not familiar with pickleball? Easier to learn than tennis with less stress on the joints than aerobics, pickleball is a great way to stay healthy and meet your neighbors!

We are also excited to utilize Paddles as our new Information Center for the Vineyards. The club building will boast a sales center, offices and a kitchen area for sales center employees, a pool equipment room, restrooms, and a concession stand. Stay tuned as we will continue to introduce even more amenities to be delivered!

Membership at Paddles will be available to Chatham Park residents and non-residents alike. Fees and membership structure are still in development.

We look forward to sharing more details about this exciting addition to Chatham Park as they become available. Paddles is just one more example of the incredible growth happening in our technology centric 7,068-acre live, work, play, learn master-planned community located just outside of Raleigh in Pittsboro, North Carolina. For more information on our current amenities, our homes, or how we are fulfilling our promises for more balanced lifestyle opportunities, visit us at www.ChathamPark.com.

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Spring into the Town of Pittsboro, Chatham Park’s own Backyard

One of the best times of the year, in Chatham Park, comes with the return of warmer temperatures and its famous Carolina blue spring skies. As soon as the first flowers peek their heads from the ground, residents emerge from the nests of their homes to enjoy all the balmy day offerings that the quaint Town of Pittsboro, NC presents. Here are a list of some of our favorite springtime activities around Chatham Park.

Pittsboro First Sunday

Pittsboro leaps into action at the start of the spring season with the return of First Sundays, hosted by the Pittsboro Business Association. This Artisan Fair and Market is a family-friendly event that should become a regular addition to everyone’s calendar. Local vendors fill their booths with art, jewelry, soaps, pottery, and more. There are also a variety of food trucks to choose from, when the shopping bags are full, to wrap up the afternoon with a delicious regional treat. The Artisan Fair and Market will be open the first Sunday of each month in downtown Pittsboro from noon to 4pm, March to December. 

Local Farmers Markets

Shopping local is so simple in Pittsboro as there are farmers’ markets available several days per week. There are endless opportunities to grab some baked goods, jams, jellies, fresh fruits, vegetables, plants, and more.  

  • The Fearrington Farmers Market is open on Tuesdays, in Fearrington Village, from 3:00-5:00pm.  
  • The Pittsboro Farmers Market is open on Thursdays, from 3:00-6:00pm at Main Street Station. 
  • The Chatham Mills Farmers Market returns to Hillsboro Street on April 2nd, open Saturday afternoons beginning at 12:00pm.

YMCA Leprechaun Dash

As old man winter takes his leave, Chatham County welcomes a very special Leprechaun! The inaugural Chatham County YMCA Leprechaun Dash will take place on the morning of March 12th. The paved course, with a downhill finish, will have options for all levels of participants, with both 5k and 10k distances. Walkers, runners, and baby strollers/joggers are all welcome. Prizes will be awarded to those with the most Leprechaun spirit, but the real winners will be the children of Chatham County who will be the beneficiaries of this fun for the whole family fundraiser. The course will start at the YMCA and traverse right through Chatham Park, the proud signature sponsor. After logging your distance for the day, take a quick cooldown walk to any of Pittsboro’s nearby restaurants or breweries. 

Found It! Chatham Rabbit Hunt

Found It! is back for its second year, on April 9th, in downtown Pittsboro. Hillsboro Street will hide six newly embellished rabbit sculptures for participants to track down in a selfie scavenger hunt. The first 25 people to return to Pittsboro’s Welcome Center, with their mission and photos complete, will win a voucher to participating downtown businesses. Have your cameras ready at 10:30am! 

ClydeFEST

Hosted by the Chatham Arts Council, ClydeFEST is an annual kids event that celebrates local folk artist, Clyde Jones. This old-school carnival includes arts and crafts activities for all ages, food trucks, information booths, and live performances. For the first time in two years, ClydeFEST will be returning to Bynum Ball Park to celebrate its 20th anniversary on April 30th from 11am to 4pm. Admission is free. 

PBO Farm & Art Dinner

Main Street Pittsboro will roll out the tables and chairs to create one giant farm table on May 1st as the annual PBO Farm & Art Dinner returns to Hillsboro Street. Guests will enjoy farm to fork dishes while listening to local music – a true celebration of the local agriculture and artistry that makes Pittsboro so unique. 

Maple View Ice Cream Truck

Are you a lover of ice cream? The Maple View Mobile Ice Cream Truck will tap into the local fruit harvest of blueberries, blackberries, and more to add to its traditional menu which features over twenty different flavors. Maple View Mobile is locally owned, distributing ice cream and yogurts from Pittsboro’s Simply Natural Creamery right to your Chatham Park doorstep. 

Carolina Tiger Rescue

What better way to celebrate the Year of the Tiger than a visit to the Carolina Tiger Rescue? The tiger population is the focus of conservationists worldwide this year as 2022 marks the completion of a twelve-year initiative to double wild tiger populations. This initiative was kicked off with the last Year of the Tiger in 2010 and, while populations are on the rise, there is still much more work ahead. The Pittsboro- based tiger rescue has many ways for its neighbors to join the effort. 

Bynum Music Series

Bynum’s General Store, on Bynum Road in Pittsboro, has brought back its Bynum Music Series, started in 2001 to help sustain the history of this retired cotton mill.  Upcoming shows are on the books for March 19th (Tim Smith, William Nesmith, Junkman Jack Gorham), April 2nd (Abigail Dowd, Lyn Koonce, Eric Bannan), and April 16th (Joe Newberry, April Verch). Check out Bynum Front Porch for the latest updates.

Spring is alive and well in the Town of Pittsboro and the residents of Chatham Park are fortunate to have endless options to enjoy this amazing time of year right in their own backyard. Come visit both today and find the perfect place to put down your roots!