Rendering of the park.

Relocation of Fisher Street Park and Site Improvements to John Stokes Memorial Garden

The City of Raleigh, through the Raleigh Housing and Neighborhood Department, is facilitating the development of new single-family homes and townhome units in College Park, a neighborhood in East Raleigh.  

As part of this housing development project, the existing Fisher Street Park, located at 328 North Fisher Street, will be relocated to a new site at the corner of North Fisher and Pender Streets, approximately one block away. The new Fisher Street Park location will feature a playground, basketball court, picnic shelter, and seating areas.

Included in this project, John Stokes Memorial Garden, at the corner of Pender and N. Carver Streets will undergo site renovation including new walkways, seating areas, and landscaping.  Construction will begin in early January 2022, starting with the demolition at the existing Fisher Street Park site.  The old park site will be redeveloped into new housing. 

Managed by Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department, construction of the new Fisher Street Park and John Stokes Memorial Garden is planned for completion by mid-Summer 2022.  Following construction, an artist commissioned for this project will install new public artwork at both Fisher Street Park and John Stokes Memorial Garden.

For more information on this project, visit the project webpage.



Gary Claiborne


Fisher Street Park