Vision - Subsystems
City of Raleigh
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Programs and Services Arts
The City of Raleigh will provide
opportunities for every resident to maintain a
The City of Raleigh will improve
outreach and foster a welcoming multi-cultural
The City of Raleigh will identify and
eliminate barriers to participation in parks,
recreation and cultural programs for preschool,
youth and teens of all abilities throughout the city.
The City of Raleigh will provide inclusive
and independent spaces, facilities and programs
that are accessible to all residents regardless of
ability and age.
: The City of Raleigh will continue to
promote the community as a premier retirement
destination where residents can stay active and
healthy; enjoy amenities of the Triangle area; have
access to high quality health resources; and enrich
the community through business, social, and
Programs and services offered by the Parks, Recreation
and Cultural Resources Department meet a variety of
needs and priorities to foster a creative, healthy and
The City of Raleigh will be a national
leader in supporting the arts.
The City of Raleigh will make art more
accessible to residents through traditional and
non-traditional venues and partnerships.
The City of Raleigh will nurture the
growth of Raleigh’s creative community to
promote entrepreneurship and innovation.
In 2012, City Council stated a goal for Raleigh to be
the ‘The Southern Capital for Arts and Culture,’ by
integrating visual and performing arts throughout
the city. While the city will continue to support and
promote traditional venues such as museums, galleries
and performance centers, it will also strive to make art
more accessible to residents through non-traditional
venues such as parks, squares, greenways and natural
areas to enhance residents’ quality of life.