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Barwell Road Park Improvements

Last updated Oct. 31, 2017 - 4:57 pm
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Current Activity

The Barwell Road Park Master Plan was approved by the Raleigh City Council on Aug. 15, 2017.  Following Council approval, Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources staff are evaluating which features will be built as part of Phase One and are currently determining a schedule for construction.

The Barwell Road Park Master Plan will be presented to the Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board on June 15, 6:00PM at Barwell Road Community Center. Public comment will be accepted at the meeting. Please join us to share your support of the master plan!
Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board
Thursday, June 15, 2017
6:0

Summary

Barwell Road Park was developed in 2006 in coordination with Barwell Road Elementary School. The park site is 54.5 acres. The 30,000 square foot community center provides a variety of programs for all ages and is the focus of the park. Exterior amenities on park property are limited to a half-mile walking loop west of the community center and school. Citizens do have access to the elementary school’s playground, multipurpose field, and play courts outside of school hours.
The Barwell Road Park Master Plan process will review the needs of the community in context with the existing park property to determine community connections to the park, outdoor amenities and program opportunities. The master plan process will be a twelve month process to develop a final plan adopted by City Council. Funding for the development of the plan and first phase improvements is from the 2007 Parks Bond.

Barwell Road Park was developed in 2006 in coordination with Barwell Road Elementary School. The park site is 54.5 acres. The 30,000 square foot community center provides a variety of programs for all ages and is the focus of the park. Exterior amenities on park property are limited to a half-mile walking loop west of the community center and school. Citizens do have access to the elementary school’s playground, multipurpose field, and play courts outside of school hours.

The Barwell Road Park Master Plan process will review the needs of the community in context with the existing park property to determine community connections to the park, outdoor amenities and program opportunities. The master plan process will be a twelve month process to develop a final plan adopted by City Council. Funding for the development of the plan and first phase improvements is from the 2007 Parks Bond.

Schedule

Project schedule with dates and descriptions
DateDescription
Fall 2016Site Assessment & Community Needs
Winter - Spring 2017Concept Plan & Draft Master Plan
Summer - Fall 2017Final Master Plan & Phasing
2018Implementation of Master Plan Priority Elements

History

Barwell Road Park was purchased by the City of Raleigh in 2001 for the purpose of providing a park in Southeast Raleigh to serve the growing community.

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