NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH — Officials here are moving ahead with plans to develop a park with public water access on property the town recently acquired along a tributary of Stump Sound.
The town posted on Tuesday an advertisement for construction company bids to build the planned park at 3623 Island Drive. The deadline is Aug. 4.
Plans call for a picnic shelter, wooden walkway and observation deck in the park. Park-goers will be able to launch kayaks off a boardwalk in the middle of the tract and will have access to grills and two porch swings. A parking lot for the park next to N.C. 10 has already been completed.