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The Barn at Frank Liske Park is closed indefinitely after flames destroyed it overnight in Concord. This popular landmark was enjoyed by generations for family reunions, picnics and weddings. The park will remain closed until further notice. The cause of the fire is being investigated.
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Frank Liske Fun Facts:
- The land on which the park sits is the Stonewall Jackson property, owned by the State of North Carolina and on long-term lease to Cabarrus County.
- In the mid-1900s, it served as a working farm for Stonewall Jackson Training School students. The original barn was used to house and care for dairy cattle.
- The park is named for a long-time worker at Stonewall Jackson Training School and county leader the late Frank Liske.
- Frank Liske Park opened in June 1982 with the barn as its centerpiece. It was used for youth camps, rentals and the backdrop to countless family memories. Many weddings, receptions, parties, and events have been held in the barn and the surrounding picnic area.