Neuse River Greenway Trail at Milburnie Park
existing system overview
fields and coordination of volunteer activities. The
Division construction crews also provide assistance in
completion of capital projects.
- Maintains approximately 171 linear
miles of public right-of-way, primarily major
thoroughfares assigned to the city for landscape
maintenance through an agreement with North
Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT).
This includes three miles of Beltline planter
boxes on I-440. Maintenance includes work zone
traffic control, litter and debris removal, mowing
maintenance, weed control in plant beds, tree
rings, concrete medians, guardrails, and sidewalks,
pruning, mulching, tree and shrub replacement and
assisting Raleigh’s Public Works Department with
abatement of visual obstructions.
- Operates historic Mt. Hope Cemetery,
including sale of grave sites, burial preparation,
coordination with funeral homes and families and
perpetual maintenance. Also maintains the historic
City Cemetery, O’Rorke-Catholic Cemetery and
eight other cemeteries located on park properties.
Both Mt. Hope Cemetery and City Cemetery are on
the National Register. O’Rorke-Catholic Cemetery is
designated as a Raleigh Historic Property.
- Maintains over 100 miles of trails and
3,750 acres of greenway property as part of the Capital
Area Greenway System. From the beginning, the
Capital Area Greenway Trail System has traditionally
provided recreational and social opportunities for
Raleigh residents. In the 21st Century, the Capital
Area Greenway has developed into a component of a
highly functional bicycle and pedestrian network for
recreation, and transportation. Greenway trails were
originally designed to provide recreation and social
interaction. These goals still exist and guide the system.
However with the completion of additional trails within
the system and connections to trail networks in other
municipalities, transportation has become an additional
goal. Tasks include litter and debris removal, mowing
and pruning, bridge and boardwalk inspection/repair,
signage and site furniture maintenance, trail surface
repair/replacement and construction of new trails.
Paving crews assist in repair of asphalt parking lots and
driveways on city park properties.
• Urban Forestry
- Maintains trees located on public
rights-of-way and other city properties. Oversees
line clearance, conducts pruning and planting of city
street trees, and in-house tree pruning and removal
to ensure tree health and public safety on over 2,592
frontage miles of public right-of-way and 9,845
acres of park and greenway property. The division
also coordinates the planting of new trees through
the NeighborWoods Program, Trees Across Raleigh
and other volunteer efforts, as well as contractual
replacement of trees within the Central Business
District, in parks and along major thoroughfares.
• Volunteer Services
- The Volunteer Services Program
provides a central coordinating point for effective
volunteer management within the department. The