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Chapter Five

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implementation plan

Action Items

Timeframe

Objective A:

Upgrade and reinvigorate existing parks to meet user needs as identified in a comprehensive needs

assessment.

Short-term:

1-5 Years

Medium-term:

Up to 10 Years

Long-term:

10+ Years

1 Develop and implement a comprehensive needs assessment for park improvements and program evaluations.

On-Going On-Going

2 Develop, prioritize and implement improvement plans that focus on life-safety, security, ADA, code

requirements and critical maintenance issues for parks and facilities.

Every 5 Yrs.

Every 5 Yrs.

3 Develop, prioritize and implement re-purposing plans for parks and facilities that focus on changing user needs.

Every 5 Yrs.

4 Develop and review management plans to establish standards, frequencies and costs associated with

maintenance of existing parks and facilities.

Every 5 Yrs.

5 Analyze need for dog parks and implement recommendations.

On-Going On-Going

Objective B:

Continue to actively engage the public in the planning and design of new parks and facilities or

enhancements at existing parks and facilities.

1 Continue to engage the public in planning and design processes and respond to changing needs and trends.

On-Going On-Going

2 Provide on-going staff training, support and resources needed to carry out Public Participation Program for

Park Planning.

On-Going On-Going

3 Create a metric to measure success and continue to evaluate and update Public Participation Program.

Every 5 Yrs.

Every 5 Yrs.

4 Utilize technology for public feedback for planning and development projects.

On-Going On-Going

5 Continue to engage citizen volunteers in the enhancement and maintenance of parks and facilities.

On-Going On-Going

Objective C:

Update park classification standards and facility fees to reflect changing needs and trends.

1 Continue to evaluate and update park classifications standards in coordination with Growth Centers Goal

1; Objective A.

On-Going On-Going

2 Evaluate and update facility fees.

Every 2 Yrs.

Every 2 Yrs.

Objective D:

Continue to collaborate with the State of North Carolina and Wake County to promote regional

recreation tourism and encourage economic development.

1 Collaborate with the State of North Carolina on the transition of the Dorothea Dix property to a destination park.

On-Going On-Going

2 Continue to collaborate with Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau and related agencies to

promote tourism.

On-Going On-Going

3 Develop cooperative marketing strategies with the state, Wake County and other municipal park systems in

the region.

On-Going

Objective E:

Promote economic, environmental and social sustainability.

1

Identify current sustainable design standards and practices including LEED, Sustainable Sites, Conservation

Assessment Project (CEAP), and Low Impact Development (LID) that are applicable to maintenance,

upgrades and development of parks and facilities.

Every 5 Yrs.

Every 5 Yrs.

2 Implement sustainable design practices, including life-cycle costs, as part of facility development/upgrade projects.

On-Going

Goal 2:

The City of Raleigh will identify and address needs for high quality park facilities and programs.

Action Items

Timeframe

Objective C:

Increase awareness of alternatives to access parks and services through collaborative partnerships

with local and regional transportation providers.

Short-term:

1-5 Years

Medium-term:

Up to 10 Years

Long-term:

10+ Years

1 Promote transportation options at facilities and parks through literature, signs, and the department’s

website.

On-Going On-Going

2 Partner with transit providers to include major and/or regional parks on public transportation maps and

other transportation plans.

On-Going On-Going

3 Partner with City of Raleigh Planning and Development to conduct a transit access study.

Parks: Goal 1 Action Items continued.

= Action Item will start or is currently underway.

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