Design and Construction

How are parks and greenways developed?

Last Modified: May 15, 2012

Once a park has a master plan or a greenway corridor has been acquired, design and construction will follow. The timing of design and construction can vary based on the size and scope of the project as well as budgetary constraints.

Park and Greenway Design


For large projects, a design consultant is hired to transform the master plan into buildable instructions. For smaller projects, such as playgrounds, this process may be completed by design development staff. During design, exact locations are solidified for all elements of the site such as buildings, walkways, parking, playground equipment.

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When the design is 30% complete it is presented at a public meeting and at the Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board meeting. At this time the public is invited to provide verbal and/or written comment on the design.

Parks and Greenways Construction


Once the design is complete, the City will put out the design for a competitive bidding process. A construction company will be chosen to complete the construction of the park or greenway as described in the design documents. As required by the North Carolina General Statutes ,the lowest responsive and responsible bidder will be awarded the contract by City Council.

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