Frank Liske Park Closed After Fire

CONCORD, N.C. — The Frank Liske Park in Concord is now closed until further notice after the park’s centerpiece caught fire early Thursday.

According to a news release, the Concord Fire Department responded to the fire a little after 1 a.m. Upon arrival, the barn building with a towering silo was found to be on fire.

“The barn is a Cabarrus County treasure,” Cabarrus County Active Living & Parks Director Londa Strong said. “Our crews took pride in the facility and it showed. Generations used the barn for family reunions, picnics and weddings. Hundreds of thousands of people have memories connected to the facility. We are proud that our work means so much to our community.”

Frank Liske Park opened in June 1982 with the barn as its centerpiece. The original barn was used to house and care for dairy cattle but was used as a functional facility later which was used for youth camps, rentals and the backdrop to countless family memories.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.