Provide new parks or joint use facilities so that every resident has access to a park experience
within 1 mile travel distance of their home or place of employment.
Up to 10 Years
1 Continue to evaluate and analyze service areas and update search area priorities for new parks.
On-Going On-Going On-Going
2 Design and develop new parks.
3 Complete System Integration Plans for all newly-acquired properties and for undeveloped park sites.
4 Identify and acquire new park sites and joint-use target areas through the use of updated search area criteria
to include conventional and non-conventional properties.
5 Partner with Wake County government and Wake County Public School System to develop and update a
broad policy to allow public use of school grounds.
6 Partner with adjacent local governments for joint acquisition and development of recreation facilities.
7 Partner with private developers on large residential and/or mix-use projects for joint acquisition and
development of public recreational facilities.
8 Work with non-public recreational entities to develop joint-use agreements for public and shared-use and
development of recreation facilities.
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.
1 Use best available data to develop, implement and continue to refine a method of analyzing Access Level of
Service of all parks and park facilities.
2 Pursue partnerships with City of Raleigh departments and other governmental agencies to obtain data
needed to represent the public transportation, bicycle and pedestrian networks.
3 Coordinate with City of Raleigh’s Public Works Department and Department of City Planning to identify
priority sidewalk and bicycle facilities development.
4 Implement pedestrian and bicycle connections from public right-of-way to park facilities.
5 Evaluate and develop internal park trails to provide connectivity to facilities and promote active outdoor fitness.
6 Coordinate with local and regional public transportation providers to ensure that bus routes are maintained
or created to connect residents to city parks and facilities.
Every 2 Yrs.
Every 2 Yrs.
7 Participate in update to Bike Raleigh and prioritize access to parks and greenways.
8 Participate in planning and development of a Bike Share system with the Planning and Development Department
The City of Raleigh will develop high-quality parks available within walking distance of homes or
places of employment.
Parks provide visitors with opportunities to relax, refresh,
explore and play, contributing significantly to the quality
of life throughout the city. The action items below are
focused on continuously improving and re-investing in
parks and park facilities, as identified as a top priority by
public input. These action items will help the Department
achieve two important goals: developing high-quality
parks within walking distance of homes and places of
employment; and continuing to meet the needs of the
community, visitors and workers.
Isabella Cannon Park.
Parks: Goal 1 Action Items continue on next page.
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