Brentwood Park Improvements

Last updated Dec. 18, 2018 - 2:06 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources (Lead)
  • Susan Hatchell Landscape Architecture

Current Activity

The City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department is soliciting volunteers to serve on a Citizen Planning Committee for the development of the Barwell Road Park Master Plan. The Department is looking for stakeholders who represent the broad interests of the community to ensure citizen input in reflected in the master plan and to assist in notifying the community of opportunities to participate.
Public meetings to develop the master plan will kick-off in Fall 2016.
If you are interested in serving on the Barwell Road Park Citizen Planning Committee, plesae complete the survey.

City Council approved the Brentwood Park master plan at the April 17 meeting.

The project will now move into Schematic Design Phase for the first phase of development. An additional opportunity to provide feedback on Schematic Design Phase will be scheduled when designs are 30 percent complete.


The 2014 Parks Bond includes funding for the Brentwood Park Master Plan and improvements to the existing park and neighborhood center. The Master Plan process is anticipated to take one year. Immediately following adoption of the Brentwood Park Master Plan by City Council, the schematic design phase will begin and will last for one year. Upon completion of the schematic design, construction will begin.

The City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department received City Council approval of the Situation Assessment and Citizen Planning Committee (CPC) members on March 21, 2017. During the planning phase of the project, the project was the subject of five CPC meetings, and three public meetings as outlined in the schedule section below. The situation assessment and presentation is available for download from the project website.


  • BrentwoodSign
  • BrentwoodPlayground
  • BrentwoodBasketball
  • BrentwoodBaseball


Project schedule with dates and descriptions
April 17, 2018Presentation to City Council
Winter 2018-Summer 2019Schematic Design and City Council Presentation
Summer 2019-Early 2020Finish Design and Construction Documents
Spring 2020Bidding to Contractors
Spring 2020-Winter 2020Construction
Winter 2020Project Completion


Brentwood Park is located at 3315 Vinson Court within the Brentwood Neighborhood in East Raleigh. The 19.2 acre property was acquired by the City to provide a public neighborhood park. Marsh Creek runs along the eastern boundary, separating the park from Brentwood Elementary School, feeding a marsh area south including an adjacent 6.7 acre public greenway land parcel. There is an 1,000 square foot neighborhood center on the site, as well as open space, sports fields with support facilities, tennis and basketball courts, a playground, and creekside trails connecting to the adjacent neighborhood.

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