Grove Park Community Association

300 Nichols Farm Dr
Durham, NC 27703
919-957-7672 | Fax: 919-957-7704
Managed by Elite Management Professionals

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Grounds Committee

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Committee Chairperson:John Byrd
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The Grounds Committee is made up of members of the community that focus on the common area landscaping, particularly the streetscapes and most amenities, excluding the pool. The Committee makes recommendations for improvements and upgrades to the landscaping to the Board of Directors.

The Committee acts as the liaison to the Board with the Association's landscape contractor and make recommendations for adjustments to the work of the landscaper. The Committee will also assist the Board with the selection of a landscape contractor when the contract renewal occurs.

The Committee will make recommendations to the Board regarding an appropriate annual budget for landscaping and a budget for implementing its grounds improvement recommendations.

All homeowners are invited to participate. We meet twice a month. If you are interested, please join us on the 2nd Wednesday and the 4th Thursday at 6:30PM in the Clubhouse.

The following update pertains to the Grove Park Lake Dredging Project:

Unfortunately, the project is not proceeding forward as rapidly as we would like, but this is due to events that are out of the control of the Grove Park, the dredging contractor, and the engineering team. We depend on multiple state and local government agencies to provide us with the appropriate permits to move forward. All of the proper documentation on our part has been submitted, and we are waiting to hear back from the Durham city/county officials that control the permit approval process.

Last Tuesday, December 10, 2019, we submitted the paperwork for the final permit. At the time of submittal, we were informed that there would be a 15-20 day review and approval process. We are aggressively trying to get this time reduced. However, we have to be realistic and consider that the entire 20 day period may be required. We understand that some of our homeowners may be a bit frustrated because of the amount of time this project is taking. However, once the dredging is finished, we feel very confident that over time very significant improvements to the lake will be quite noticeable.

We appreciate your ongoing support and understanding.

Reduce neighborhood traffic speeds: After a concern was raised about the excessive speeding throughout the community, the city of Durham was contacted to do a speed study on Guy Walker Way. The results of the study are posted on the bottom of this page. Their conclusion was that 85% speeds are at 29 mph and that this does not rise to a level where police would dispatch targeted enforcement. As a reminder when driving throughout the community, please slow down and stick to the speed limit.

If you have any questions, please contact the Grove Park management staff at 919-957-7672 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . If you would like to receive updates on the project, be sure to let the staff know and that they have your email address.

Download this file (Grove Park Lake Impact.pdf)Lake Dredging UpdateEngineer plan for dredging
Download this file (Guy Walker Way 2.pdf)Speed Study on Guy Walker Way City of Durham speed study results
Download this file (Durham Preliminary Flood Hazard DataPublic Mtg 7.28.16.pdf)Durham County Preliminary Flood Hazard DataPublic Meeting 7/28/2016
Download this file (NCDENR letter 5.29.15.pdf)NCDENR Dam Inspection ReportLetter from NCDENR after the last inspection on May 29, 2015
Download this file (Grove Park Trail_Construction Plans_24x36_2014-10-15.pdf)Walkling Trail Paving Construction Plansdesign plans from engineer on walking trail
Download this file (2013-14 Grove Park Lake Hydrology report (Final).pdf)Hydrology ReportFindings from the 2013 Partial Lake Drawdown
Download this file (2013 Hydro Scope and Fee.pdf)Lake Drawdown Project description and plan
Download this file (Grove Park Lake Contour map3 0.pdf)2011 Grove Park Lake Contour Map2011 Grove Park Lake Contour Map-Part of the 2011 Lake Study
Download this file (CCAP program meeting review.pdf)Review of July 13th CCAP meeting for residentsReveiw of CCAP meeting for residents to learn about possible funding to help with erosion controls
Download this file (CCAP brochure.pdf)CCAP brochureCommunity Conservation Assistance Program
Download this file (2011 Spangler Lake Study.pdf)2011 Lake StudySpangler Engineering Report on the Lake