Barwell Road Park Improvements
- Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources (Lead)
- Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources staff are developing conceptual designs, project scope, and estimating the costs of construction for the park’s first phase. Phase One will develop an area approximately three acres in size.
The Barwell Road Park site is 54.5 acres, and surrounds the Barwell Road Elementary School property. A 30,000 square foot community center attached to the school, provides a variety of recreation programs for all ages. Outside of school hours, the public has access to the school’s half mile walking track, playground, multipurpose field, and play courts.
Future development of the park will be guided by the Barwell Road Park Master Plan, which establishes a long term vision for the park property. Development of the park will occur in phases over the next several years. Funding for the development of the Master Plan and Phase One is provided by the 2007 Parks Bond.
|Spring 2018||Phase One conceptual design and cost estimation|
|Summer 2018||Site survey complete|
|Late Summer 2018||Citizen Planning Committee meeting|
|Winter 2018||Construction documents complete|
|Spring 2019||Begin construction|
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. The Barwell Road Park property was established as a park in 2006 in coordination with Barwell Road Elementary School. In order to create a long term vision to guide the development of the park, the Barwell Road Park Master Plan was created, and approved by the Raleigh City Council on August 15, 2017. The process reviewed the needs of the community in context with the existing park property to determine community connections to the park, outdoor amenities, and program opportunities.