Barwell Road Park Improvements

Last updated Apr. 02, 2018 - 10:20 am
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  • Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources (Lead)
  • Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources

Current Activity

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 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. 

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.

Schedule

Project schedule with dates and descriptions
DateDescription
Spring 2018Phase One conceptual design and cost estimation
Summer 2018Site survey complete
Late Summer 2018Citizen Planning Committee meeting
Winter 2018Construction documents complete
Spring 2019Begin construction

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. 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.

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