Long-time Haw Creek resident Bernard Arghiere was recognized for his tireless work and leadership on the Masters Park parking lot project. He received the “Dogged Determination” award at the Haw Creek Community Association's annual meeting on March 14, before an audience of 80+ residents.
Bernie’s love for Masters Park inspired his work on the parking lot, which has spots for 8 vehicles, including one handicapped spot. This off-road parking lot will provide safe vehicle parking and help prevent erosion of the shoulder on Maple Drive in front of the park.
The parking lot will eventually have a kiosk and new signage, along with a path to directly connect the parking lot to the trail head.
In addition, several years ago Bernie prepared a gallery of over 210 different species of wildflower images. The flowers were located and identified along the short stretch of Maple Drive near Masters Park, along the park trail itself, and along the short walk, on the connecting Mountains-to-Sea Trail, to the Haw Creek valley overlook rock and its surroundings. HCCA is currently working to include this wildflower gallery in our new website on the Haw Creek Valley Parks and Recreation page.