UPDATE 4/6/15:  Staff is working with adjacent restaurant owners who have voiced legitimate concerns about transitioning the pavement to green space; this space is currently used by delivery trucks, gas companies, and waste management services. While we are confident a solution exists, more time is needed to finalize the design. Thus, staff and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will work with business owners through the summer on a plan to be implemented in the fall. 
To learn more, contact Assistant Town Manager Lauren Hermley at l.hermley@beaufortnc.org. 

4/6/15: Plans are underway to turn Topsail Marine Park, found on the south side of Front Street at the end of Orange Street, into a larger park with plenty of green space. Currently, the small passive park has benches, a handicapped accessible water fountain, a bike rack and a floating dock for fishing and small boats. The hope is to make that a space for live performances that will draw crowds.