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Chapter Three

Community Meeting #2 Survey Results:

A. Most Important Facilities with Highest Unmet Needs

1. Picnic areas/Shelters

2. Smaller Neighborhood Parks

3. Restrooms

4. Greenway Trails

5. Recreation Centers

6. Community Gardens

7. Youth Baseball and Softball Fields

8. Dog Parks

B. Most Important Activities with Highest Unmet Needs

1. Fitness and Wellness

2. Aquatics

3. Teen (6th – 12th Grade)

4. Youth Summer Camp

5. Specialized Recreation

6. Family

7. Lake-Related Activities


needs and priorities assessment

park or greenway interpretive signage

• Residents request an olympic-sized pool at John

Chavis Memorial Park

• SE Raleigh needs more senior, adult and teen/youth

programming, esp. at Barwell

• Request for outdoor restrooms and fountains at John

Chavis Memorial Park

• Barwell needs more amenities for users, i.e.

playground, better lighting, entrance sign, pool, etc.

• Ralph Campbell Center (Apollo Heights Park) needs

improvements including lighting/safety

• Request for more small neighborhood parks that are

connected via greenways or sidewalks

Community Meeting #3 – Carolina Pines Community


The third of four community meetings was held at

Carolina Pines Community Center in the southwest area

of Raleigh on January 16, 2013. Comments provided by

residents throughout the meeting included:

• Crosswalks and safer street crossings needed to and

from parks, more walkable parks

• Need expanded greenway wayfinding that identifies

other connections and destinations

• Request for benches/ rest areas along stretches of

greenways that do not connect to parks

• Connectivity in SW Raleigh is not as equitable as

other areas of the city

• Consider providing greenway connections to

surrounding communities, i.e. Cary

• Dog park operation hours could be expanded and

lighting provided

• Leisure Ledger could be reformatted for easier use/

group similar programming

• Label Mountains to Sea Trail on maps and provide


• Priority needs in five years by residents are:

o Open spaces and public plaza for multi-story


o Greenway trail along Hillsborough from

Maynard (Cary) to Jones Franklin Road

o Adventure recreation facilities/programs in

South Raleigh area

John Chavis Community Meeting

Carolina Pines Community Meeting