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Existing System Overview

Chapter 2

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Existing Conditions

Overview

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Milburnie Park

Chapter II

Existing System Overview

Chapter III

Needs & Priorities

Assessment

Chapter IV

Vision

Chapter V

Implementation

Plan

Chapter II

Existing System Overview

2.1 - History of Parks, Recreation and

Cultural Resources in the City of Raleigh

1. The Beginning

2. The Formative Period

3. Consolidation and Refinement

4. The Expansion Era

5. Growth and Investment Era

6. Collaborative Civic Engagement Era

7. The Department Today

2.2 - City-wide Integration

1. Guiding Documents

2. City & Regional Plans & Ordinances

3. Area Studies and Plans

2.3 - Population and Demographics Overview

1. Overview

2. Population Growth

3. Population Characteristics

4. Housing Characteristics

2.4 - Existing Parks and Facilities Overview

1. Methodology

2. Facility Rating

3. Individual Facilities Overview

4. Successes of Existing System

5. Opportunities for Existing System

2.5 - Existing Greenway System Overview

1. Methodology

2. Individual Greenway Overview

3. Successes of Greenway System

4. Opportunities for Existing

Greenway System

2.6 - Existing Programs and Services Overview

1. Introduction

2. Program Identification

3. Program Mix

4. Life Cycle Review

5. Age Segment Review

6. Marketing Approaches

2.7 - Existing System Overview Findings

The purpose of this section is to gain a broad understanding

of current conditions of the City of Raleigh’s parks, recreation

facilities, greenways, cultural resources, programs and

services. As of 2014, the City of Raleigh manages 128 parks,

47 staffed and non-staffed centers, 4 nature preserves, 9 public

swimming pools, over 2,150 programs, 82 open spaces, 104

miles of greenway trails and approximately 9,829 acres of

parks and greenways.