Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in City of Raleigh Parks

Event posted Jun. 29, 2017 - 3:16 pm

The City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department (PRCR) seek public input on a draft policy regarding the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in public parks. The draft policy defines UAV as aircraft that do not carry a human pilot and may be controlled by radio frequency via a pilot on the ground. They include such things as remote-controlled aircraft, “drones” and model rocketry. This policy only addresses UAVs flown for hobby or recreational purposes. UAV’s flown for business or monetary purposes are controlled by different local, state and Federal regulations.

PRCR recognizes UAV flying as a growing popular recreation activity. The Department drafted the policy after researching other government policy examples and UAV advocacy organization resources such as the Academy of Model Aeronautics. The draft policy identifies locations within seven (7) parks where UAV may be operated in accordance with the outlined operating regulations. The Parks committee, a subcommittee of the Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board, invites interested citizens to comment on the draft policy during their next scheduled meeting, Thursday July 13 at 6:00 pm in City Council Chambers, Raleigh Municipal Building, 222 W. Hargett St., Raleigh NC. The draft policy can be accessed for review here.


  • Jul 13, 2017
  • 6:00 pm


  • Raleigh Municipal Building
  • City Council Chambers, Second Floor
  • 222 West Hargett Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27601

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