Baileywick Park Improvements

Last updated Feb. 21, 2019 - 11:01 am
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources (Lead)
  • ColeJenest & Stone

Current Activity

As part of the Baileywick Parking planning process Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department will be hosting a fun-filled event of indoor activities and games. Plan to play with us as you help influence the future of Baileywick Park! A food truck will be on site.

This event is the first in a series of three public workshops to gather input and formulate a master plan amendment and schematic design for park improvements.

Due to weather, the pop-up dog park planned for this event will be rescheduled. Date is pending.

PLAN to play will be Saturday, Feb. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lake Lynn Community Center (7921 Ray Road, Raleigh, NC 27613). No preregistration required.

The draft Situation Assessment will be presented at the December meeting of the Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Committe. The Situation Assessment is the first step in the park planning process which includes a site analysis, community research and data collection, public outreach, a community survey, establishment of a public website and interviews with stakeholders.
Please visit to continue to provide your thoughts and ideas for the park!


Baileywick Park is a 50-acre park located in North Raleigh. Baileywick Road borders the park on the north. The Wentworth subdivision, on the east borders the park on the south by Baileywick Elementary School, and on the west by a privately-owned lake.

Approximately one-third of the park boundary abuts existing single-family homes. Vegetation is mixed, varying from young pines to mixed pines/hardwoods to relatively mature hardwoods. The site is generally rolling, with an east/west drainageway splitting the property approximately twenty percent above and eighty percent below. This drainageway is subject to Falls Lake buffers totaling approximately 100 feet in width; effectively splitting the park into two uses zones. The northern portion cannot support large scale development; the larger southern portion can support a community center, ballfields, recreational activities, and sufficient parking to serve them.

The first phase of the park was built in 2002 and includes a paved walking trail that begins at the Baileywick Road entrance to the park and loops behind the playground to the parking lot, a playground for two- to five-year-old children, a playground for five- to 12-year-old children, two shelters, an older youth and adult baseball/softball field, youth baseball or softball field, and a multi-purpose field.


Project schedule with dates and descriptions
Fall 2018Situation Assessment
September 11, 2018Introduction at the Northwest CAC
September 18, 2018Introduction at the North CAC
Fall 2018 - Spring 2019Public Process
Spring 2019 - Fall 2019Master Plan Amendment Approval Process
Fall 2019 - Fall 2020Design and Permitting
Fall 2020Bidding and Bid Award


Baileywick Park Master Plan was completed was completed in 1998 and incorporates small parking areas; four lighted tennis courts; two basketball courts; informal picnic areas; natural areas; and greenways and informal trails on the northern portion of the park and one informal, partially-fenced open play/practice field (adjacent to the school); one informal non-fenced open play field near the children's area; two lighted ball fields; two picnic shelters and restrooms; a community center, a play facility for both younger and older children, natural areas, greenway and informal trails, and parking to service facilities, and parking for 260 to 300 cars on the southern portion of the park.

The mission statement for the park:

  • Protect the environmental assets as practicable;
  • Balance the needs of the immediate neighborhood with overall north planning district needs;
  • Strive to facilitate a mutually advantageous relationship with Baileywick Elementary School;
  • Allow the park site’s special features, in conjunction with determined site improvements, to create a unique park with its own special identity; and,
  • Provide a high level of pedestrian connectivity between homes, school and park through a combination of greenways and sidewalks.

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