River Bend Park
- Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources (Lead)
- CLH Design, P.A. (Landscape Architect)
The project is now being permitted for construction. City Council approved the River Bend Park Schematic Design and authorized staff to proceed with construction documents, permitting and bidding on June 6, 2017.
In 2012, the City purchased 24.97 acres north of the intersection of US Highway 401 and Interstate 540 from the Developer of 5401 North as a potential neighborhood park site. Raleigh citizens approved the 2014 bond referendum for parks, which allocated $2 million dollars for park master plan development and phase one construction of the River Bend Park site. The park master plan process began in 2015 with the completion of a System Integration Plan and a Situation Assessment. In October, City Council approved a Citizen Planning Committee to develop and recommend a community-supported plan.
In addition to the Citizen Planning Committee meetings, the City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department planned a series of public meetings to solicit input on the River Bend Park Master Plan with each meeting focusing on a different phase of the project. The first public workshop was held on December 8, 2015 and concentrated on identifying a park vision and potential programming. The second public workshop was held on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 and reviewed alternative park plan concepts.
|June 18, 2015||Presentation of the SIP to the Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board|
|July 2, 2015||SIP Review by Parks Committee|
|July 14, 2015||Introduction of the Master Plan Process and Presentation of the SIP to the Forestville Citizens Advisory Council|
|July 16, 2015||Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board’s Referral of the SIP to City Council for approval|
|August 4, 2015||City Council approval of the SIP|
|September 17, 2015||Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board’s Referral of the Situation Assessment to City Council for approval|
|October 7, 2015||City Council approval of the Situation Assessment and Citizen Planning Committee members|
|October 27, 2015||Citizen Planning Committee Meeting #1|
|December 8, 2015||First Public Workshop|
|February 23, 2016||Citizen Planning Committee Meeting #2|
|March 22, 2016||Citizen Planning Committee Meeting #3|
|April 12, 2016||Second Public Workshop|
|May 24, 2016||Citizen Planning Committee Meeting #4|
|September 15, 2016||Draft Master Plan presented to Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board|
|November 15, 2016||River Bend Master Plan adopted by City Council|
|May 2, 2017||Draft Schematic Design Public Input Meeting|
|May 18, 2017||Draft Schematic Design presented to Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board|
|June 6, 2017||Draft Schematic Design presented to City Council|
|Summer 2017 - Winter 2018/19||Design and Permitting|
|Spring 2018 - Spring 2019||Permitting and Bidding|
|Spring 2019 - Summer 2020||Construction|
In 2012, the City purchased 24.97 acres north of the intersection of US Highway 401 and Interstate 540 from the Developer as a potential neighborhood park site, then known as Perry Creek Road Property.