Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board

Effective with the November 14, 2017, Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board meeting, please view the Agenda using the City's paperless system.

If you would like to be considered for service on the Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board, please complete the online interest form.

Canceled: March 19, 2020
6 p.m.

All city council committee, board, commission, and other public meetings are canceled through April 30. Schedules will be reevaluated at this time. Stay tuned for updates.

Current PRGAB Agenda

City Council Chambers - Raleigh Municipal Building
222 W. Hargett Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Meeting Minutes
View PRGAB Agendas and Minutes

City Staff Liaison
Giavonia Harris
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources

Public Participation

Advisory Board meetings and committee meetings are open to the public. Meeting locations are subject to change. Check with the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department at 919-996-3285 to verify a particular meeting time and place if you are planning to attend. Meetings are subject to change following public notice of at least 48 hours.


The Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Greenway Advisory Board serves as the official citizen advisory board to the City Council on issues related to parks, greenway, and recreation policy matters. The board advises on matters related to the funding of the parks and recreation capital program, parks and recreation program policies, facility planning, and the acquisition of lands related to the parks and recreation program. The board serves as a liaison between the City and the citizens of the community and also works to promote parks and recreation programs.

The Parks, Recreation, and Greenway Advisory Board consist of fifteen members, appointed by City Council to overlapping two-year terms. Three standing committees function to carry out the responsibilities of the Parks, Recreation, and Greenway Advisory Board:

Parks Committee

  • Meeting Schedule: First Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
  • Meeting Location: Raleigh Municipal Building, located at 222 W. Hargett Street

The committee is responsible for the study of issues related to park facilities, features, developments, and modifications. The committee prepares recommendations and proposals for the Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board based on in-depth review and study of park-related issues and concerns.

Greenways and Urban Trees Committee

  • Meeting Schedule: Second,Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m.
  • Meeting Location: Raleigh Municipal Building, located at 222 W. Hargett Street

The committee deliberates, advises and makes recommendations to the Parks, Recreation, and Greenway Advisory Board on issues regarding the City of Raleigh greenway system and the City's urban forestry programs.

Fred Fletcher Outstanding Volunteer Awards Committee

    The committee plans the annual awards event that recognizes and honors volunteers who have made exceptional contributions to Department of Parks and Recreation programs or facilities. Nominations for these awards may be made by the public; nomination forms become available in January through the Parks and Recreation Department. The awards ceremony is held at Fred Fletcher Park each spring. The committee is comprised of current and former Advisory Board members and interested citizens.


    Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board
    Mr. Brad Johnson
    (H) 919-807-1889

    540 South Person St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601

    Serving: 02/07/20 - 02/06/22
    Ms. Carol Ashcraft
    (H) 919-368-8228

    1511 Carson St.
    Raleigh, NC 27608

    Serving: 09/05/18 - 09/04/20
    Ms. Beverley Clark
    (H) 919-247-4207

    719 Graham St.
    Raleigh, NC 27609

    Serving: 03/20/19 - 03/19/21
    Mr. Christopher Dillon

    2200 Shenandoah Rd.
    Raleigh, NC 27603

    Serving: 03/18/19 - 03/17/21
    Mr. Kendall Harris
    (H) 919-844-2374

    10961 Pendragon Place
    Raleigh, NC 27614

    Serving: 01/17/20 - 01/16/22
    Mr. Dexter Hebert
    (H) 919-624-7521 /
    (W) 919-582-2259

    2604 Blue Coral Dr. 
    Raleigh, NC 27610

    Serving: 03/06/19 - 03/05/21
    Mr. Lex Janes
    (H) 304-288-4868

    3406 Ruffin St.
    Raleigh, NC 27607

    Serving: 01/23/19 - 01-22/21
    Dr. Carol Love
    (H) 919-833-2342 /
    (W) 919-622-0507

    2824 Sourwood St. 
    Raleigh, NC 27610

    Serving: 07/20/18 - 07/19/20
    Ms. Clodagh Lyons-Bastian
    (H) 919-832-7145

    1000 Chamberlain St.
    Raleigh, NC 27607

    Serving: 09/19/18 - 09/18/20
    Mr. David Millsaps
    (H) 919-413-5575

    308 Fenton St.
    Raleigh, NC 27604

    Serving: 08/22/18 - 08/21/20 
    Ms. Marsha Presnell-Jennette
    (H) 919-832-6071

    618 Stacy St. 
    Raleigh, NC 27607

    Serving: 07/20/18 - 07/19/20
    Mr. Dave Toms
    (H) 919-412-6697

    1414 Ashburton Rd.
    Raleigh, NC 27606

    Serving: 07/20/18 - 07/19/20
    Mr. Charles Townsend
    (H) 919-535-5141

    2141 Ramsgate St.
    Raleigh, NC 27603

    Serving: 09/21/17 - 09/20/19
    Ms. Jennifer Wagner
    (H) 919-607-0025

    227 Glascock St. 
    Raleigh, NC 27604

    Serving: 12/06/18 - 12/05/20
    Ms. Lindsay Saunders
    (H) 919-308-2731

    5433 Pinetop Circle
    Raleigh, NC 27612

    Serving: 01/08/20 - 01/07/22
    Oscar Carmona
    Director, Raleigh Parks,
    Recreation and Cultural Resources


    P.O. Box 590,
    Room 608
    Raleigh, NC 27602

    Archived Minutes

    We moved to BoardDocs in November 2017. View agendas and minutes from November 2017 to present there. 

    Minutes (zip file downloads for items older than November 2017):