The Town of Dillsboro has created a new, 16-acre multi-use park with an amphitheater, recreation area, public restrooms, walking trails that will connect to the Jackson County Greenway, and public parking on the site of the Monteith Farmstead just east of town. The Park may be used by organizations and inviduals for events; a use permit is required.
Monteith Community Park is within easy walking distance of the center of town, providing much needed parking for visitors and residents. During special events, visitors can ride shuttle buses to the center of town.
Future plans include the possibility of adding a performing arts center and historical area showcasing the history of Dillsboro and Jackson County in the development of the western region of North Carolina.
History of the Property
In 2001, the Town of Dillsboro acquired the property from the estate of Edna and Edith Monteith, two sisters whose family had lived in Jackson County for generations. Edna, like her father, worked at the Post Office. Edith stayed home tending to the house and farm. Click here to download a Monteith family history (PDF).