River Bend Park

Last updated Jun. 28, 2017 - 11:09 am
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Park
  • Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources (Lead)
  • CLH Design, P.A. (Landscape Architect)

Current Activity

City Council approved the River Bend Park Schematic Design and authorized staff to proceed with construction documents, permitting and bidding on June 6, 2017.

Summary

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.

Images

  • PublicWorkshop2
  • PublicWorkshop2b
  • RiverBendPublicMeeting

Schedule

Project schedule with dates and descriptions
DateDescription
June 18, 2015Presentation of the SIP to the Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board
July 2, 2015SIP Review by Parks Committee
July 14, 2015Introduction of the Master Plan Process and Presentation of the SIP to the Forestville Citizens Advisory Council
July 16, 2015Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board’s Referral of the SIP to City Council for approval
August 4, 2015City Council approval of the SIP
September 17, 2015Parks, 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, 2016Citizen Planning Committee Meeting #2
March 22, 2016Citizen Planning Committee Meeting #3
April 12, 2016Second Public Workshop
May 24, 2016Citizen Planning Committee Meeting #4
September 15, 2016Draft Master Plan presented to Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board
November 15, 2016River Bend Master Plan adopted by City Council
May 2, 2017Draft Schematic Design Public Input Meeting
May 18, 2017Draft Schematic Design presented to Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board
June 6, 2017Draft Schematic Design presented to City Council

History

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.

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