As a major contributor to the sense of community
and quality of life, parks provide residents, workers
and visitors an opportunity to refresh, explore and
play. Parks also contribute significant economic and
environmental benefits to the community. Meeting
local needs through park-based facilities and
programs is the foundation of ‘
bringing people to
parks and parks to people.
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Goal 1: The City of Raleigh will develop
high-quality parks available within walking
distance of homes or places of employment.
Goal 2: The City of Raleigh will identify
and address needs for high quality parks
facilities and programs.
Provide new parks or joint-use facilities
so that every resident has access to a park experience
within one-mile travel distance of their home or place of
Expand sidewalks, trails, bicycle facilities
and public transportation routes to improve access to and
within existing and future parks and facilities consistent
with adopted transportation plans and residents’ needs.
Increase awareness of alternatives to access
parks and services through collaborative partnerships with
local and regional transportation providers.
Upgrade and reinvigorate existing parks
to meet user needs as identified in a comprehensive needs
Continue to actively engage the public
in the planning and design of new parks and facilities or
enhancements at existing parks and facilities.
Update park classification standards, and
facility fees to reflect changing needs and trends.
Continue to collaborate with the State
of North Carolina and Wake County to promote regional
recreation tourism and encourage economic development.
Promote economic, environmental and
TheCity of Raleighwill identify andaddress needs
for high quality park facilities and programs.
The City of Raleigh will develop high-quality parks
available within walking distance of homes or places