In support of more community green space and outdoor recreational opportunities, Conserving Carolina aided in establishment of The Park at Flat Rock in 2014. Conserving Carolina provided
assistance to the Village of Flat Rock to secure funding for land acquisition of the former Highland Lake Golf Club—including authoring an NC Parks & Recreation Trust Fund grant. The grant provided significant funding to help defray the costs of acquiring the land.
The 68-acre park is “a place for all generations to enjoy its natural beauty and reap the benefits of outdoor recreation and leisure while protecting and preserving the wildlife that make its home there.” It features a 1.5-mile natural surface perimeter trail suitable for a wide range of physical abilities and uses, including bicycling, strollers and dog-walking.