Wooten Meadow Park Master Plan Receives Stewardship Concept Award
Wooten Meadow Park Master Plan received the Stewardship Concept Award during the seventh annual awards ceremony for the Greater Triangle Stewardship Development Awards Program (GTSDA) on May 4, 2017 at the JC Raulston Arboretum. These awards recognize development projects in the triangle that go above and beyond state and local requirements to incorporate innovative environmental protections and provide a model for green development practices in the Triangle.
Wooten Meadow Park Master Plan
The Wooten Meadow Park Master Plan was awarded a Stewardship Concept Award for the exceptional promise it demonstrates in meeting GTSDA criteria. This City of Raleigh Park Master Plan was completed by Site Collaborative, Inc. with Ward Consulting Engineers and the City of Raleigh. The master plan process for this 21 acre park began in September 2014 and was approved by City Council in January 2016. The plan provides spaces for enjoying nature, passive recreation, education, and preservation. A future connection to the Capital Area Greenway is featured as is a natural-themed play area; access to an overlook for an historic dam on the property; and a stream restoration/constructed wetland with boardwalk that is in partnership with the City's Stormwater Management Division. Judges particularly appreciated the extensive natural resources and habitat analysis that was performed for the site, efforts to obtain meaningful community involvement and engagement, the willingness to improve the condition of Hare Snipe Creek that is on the site, and to feature the various successional (ecological) states that exist on-site as an educational focus.
About the Greater Triangle Stewardship Development Awards
Modeled after a sister program in coastal North Carolina, the Lower Cape Fear Stewardship Development Awards, the Greater Triangle Stewardship Development Awards Program was established in 2010 and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2014. Applications for recognition in the 2018 cycle will be solicited in fall 2017. More information about the program and past winners is available at www.trianglestewardship.org.
For more information, contact
- Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources, 919-996-3285