4.3.6 Programs and Services
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
accessible community. Access to opportunities for
maintaining an active lifestyle promotes a healthier
community and reduces long-term medical costs for
residents. The City of Raleigh believes that a diverse,
multi-cultural population strengthens the fabric of
the community by exposing residents to different
backgrounds and cultures. In addition, diversity
teaches both children and adults tolerance and respect
for different viewpoints and traditions. For youth
and teens, mentorships and educational programs
encourage an active and engaged age group by instilling
characteristics of good citizenship. Providing accessible,
inclusive and independent options for residents of all
abilities and age groups continues to make Raleigh an
attractive place to live and conduct business.
Goal 1: The City of Raleigh will provide
opportunities for every resident to maintain a
Goal 2: The City of Raleigh will improve
outreach and foster a welcoming multi-cultural
Goal 3: 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.
Goal 4:The City of Raleigh will provide inclusive
and independent spaces, facilities and programs
that are accessible to all residents regardless of
ability and age.
Goal 5: 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 volunteer activities.
Expand healthy living options, activities
and awareness through programs and events, including
partnering with other agencies.
Enhance the promotion of the
community’s health services programs and services
provided through our partner agencies.
Enhance existing and develop new
indoor and outdoor spaces throughout the city that can
be used for a variety of programs and activities, and are
accessible via walking, biking, and public transit.
Provide programs in local parks, schools,
active adult and recreation centers, open spaces, non-
traditional facilities and through partnerships.
Partner to accommodate non-traditional
schedules by providing before/ after-school and work
hours programming and activities.
The City of Raleigh will provide opportunities
for every resident to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Promote existing facilities as multi-
cultural centers by adding multi-lingual staff, provide
news and program information in multiple languages,
utilize universal symbols, and encourage family
participation in events, activities and programs.
Establish and promote multi-cultural
events, festivals and programs in neighborhoods to foster
a sense of pride and greater awareness of the city’s multi-
Improve community outreach through
presentations in churches, schools, and other cultural
activity centers and through advertisement and
distribution of multi-lingual literature.
Enhance programming and activities to
meet changing needs of multi-cultural populations at a
The City of Raleigh will improve outreach and
foster a welcoming multi-cultural environment.