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Fairview Park



195 Torain Street Hillsborough, NC 27278 View Map



  • Ada 1/4 Mile Paved Walking Trail (lighted),
  • Baseball/Softball Field (lighted),
  • Basketball Court (lighted),
  • Horseshoe Pit,
  • Picnic Shelter with tables and grills,
  • Playground (5-12 yr old),
  • Trails,
  • Tennis Courts (lighted),
  • Volleyball Court 

General Reservation Information:

You may either download forms or use our online registration for reserving fields, courts, and shelters  The county also requires that you complete a hold harmless agreement which can be found at the link listed above. Reservation forms and agreements must be completed and turned in 7 days prior to the event.  You may also call  919-245-2660 or visit the administrative office (300 W. Tryon Street  Hillsborough, NC) M-F 8 am - 5 pm.
















About the Park:

Phase I expansion of Fairview Park: Site Plan

In 2001, Orange County voters approved a Parks and Open Space bond that earmarked $850,000 for this project.  In 2004, the County and the town of Hillsborough agreed to work together to create a master plan for the entire 92-acre site by adopting a Memorandum of Agreement along these lines, reflecting both the existing and planned uses on the Public Works site and potential future uses for a park. In October 2005, an appointed Fairview Public Campus Master Plan Committee began work to develop a proposed Master Plan. Over the next four months the Committee met on four occasions to create the Master Plan and Recommendations Report. The Plan includes a ball field, two basketball courts, a quarter-mile walking track, a picnic shelter, horseshoe pits, a volleyball court, walking trails, and a new playground. (A future phase will include 3 tennis courts and additional parking.)

On May 19, 2009 bids for construction of phase I of the park were received with McQueen Construction of Bahama, North Carolina as low bidder.  On August 21, 2009 The North Carolina Parks and Recreation Authority has awarded $500,000 from the N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) for continued development of Fairview Park in Hillsborough.  Phase I construction of the park is expected to begin in the fall of 2009 with completion projected to be in fall of 2010.