Barwell Road Park Improvements
- Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources (Lead)
The Barwell Road Park Master Plan was approved by the Raleigh City Council on Aug. 15, 2017. Following Council approval, Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources staff are evaluating which features will be built as part of Phase One and are currently determining a schedule for construction.
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.
|Fall 2016||Site Assessment & Community Needs|
|Winter - Spring 2017||Concept Plan & Draft Master Plan|
|Summer - Fall 2017||Final Master Plan & Phasing|
|2018||Implementation of Master Plan Priority Elements|
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.