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Chapter Four

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4.3.2 Parks

As a major contributor to the sense of community

and quality of life, parks provide residents, workers

and visitors an opportunity to refresh, explore and

play. Parks also contribute significant economic and

environmental benefits to the community. Meeting

local needs through park-based facilities and

programs is the foundation of ‘

bringing people to

parks and parks to people.

Isabella Cannon Park

Goal 1: The City of Raleigh will develop

high-quality parks available within walking

distance of homes or places of employment.

Goal 2: The City of Raleigh will identify

and address needs for high quality parks

facilities and programs.

Objective 1A:

Provide new parks or joint-use facilities

so that every resident has access to a park experience

within one-mile travel distance of their home or place of

employment.

Objective 1B:

Expand sidewalks, trails, bicycle facilities

and public transportation routes to improve access to and

within existing and future parks and facilities consistent

with adopted transportation plans and residents’ needs.

Objective 1C:

Increase awareness of alternatives to access

parks and services through collaborative partnerships with

local and regional transportation providers.

Objective 2A:

Upgrade and reinvigorate existing parks

to meet user needs as identified in a comprehensive needs

assessment.

Objective 2B:

Continue to actively engage the public

in the planning and design of new parks and facilities or

enhancements at existing parks and facilities.

Objective 2C:

Update park classification standards, and

facility fees to reflect changing needs and trends.

Objective 2D:

Continue to collaborate with the State

of North Carolina and Wake County to promote regional

recreation tourism and encourage economic development.

Objective 2E:

Promote economic, environmental and

social sustainability.

TheCity of Raleighwill identify andaddress needs

for high quality park facilities and programs.

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The City of Raleigh will develop high-quality parks

available within walking distance of homes or places

of employment.