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.

The State of North Carolina, Wake County, and the City of Raleigh have all declared States of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Cooper has also imposed Executive Orders which are intended to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus by, among other things, requiring individuals to remain in their homes except when engaging in certain activities, and prohibiting any gatherings which do not comply with their terms.

The various in-person meetings and hearings regularly held by the Raleigh City Council, as well as the multiple City appointed boards and commissions (collectively “City Boards”), generally involve the physical attendance of the Council or City Board members, who in turn encourage physical public participation and input during those meetings. It is not uncommon for meetings to have a large attendance which could make compliance with the Executive Orders and currently recommended social distancing practices impossible. 

The General Assembly has approved the use of remote meetings during the statewide COVID-19 state of emergency pursuant to Session Law 2020-2, N.C. Gen. Stat. § 166A-19.24.  The remote meetings of the City Council and the City Boards will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of that statute. 

Contact

 
919-996-4835

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Current PRGAB Agenda

Upcoming Meetings

The Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month. View all upcoming meetings and information on how to join here.

The Parks, Recreation, and Greenway Advisory Board future meetings will be conducted on a virtual platform, and not in-person. Once in-person meetings resume, this page will be modified. Join meetings on Zoom here. The public can also call in via phone at the number 1-312-626-6799 with the Webinar ID 979 3023 0017.

Meeting Minutes
View PRGAB Agendas and Minutes

City Staff Liaison
Giavonia Harris
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
919-996-4835

Public Participation

Advisory Board meetings and committee meetings are open to the public. 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.

Purpose

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

The Parks 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 of park-related issues and concerns. Members support progress toward equity goals and encourage increased geographic, racial, and demographic diversity on the PRGAB to better reflect the community.  The Parks Committee meets the first Thursday of each month in the Raleigh Municipal Building, located at 222 W. Hargett Street or these meetings will be virtual and conducted via Zoom events Software at 6:00 p.m.  This committee does not meet on a regular schedule.

Greenways Committee

The Greenways Committee advises and makes recommendations to the Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board on issues regarding the City of Raleigh greenway system. The Greenways Committee meets the second, Monday of each month in the Raleigh Municipal Building, located at 222 W. Hargett Street or these meetings will be virtual and conducted via Zoom events Software at 4:00 p.m.  This committee does not meet on a regular schedule. 

Sustainability, Wildlife and Urban Trees Committee

The Sustainability, Wildlife and Urban Trees committee reviews, advises, and makes recommendations to the Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board on issues regarding environmental stewardship, resiliency, wildlife habitat management, and urban forestry programs in the City of Raleigh parks system. The Sustainability, Wildlife and Urban Trees Committee meets the third, Monday of each month in the Raleigh Municipal Building, located at 222 W. Hargett Street or these meetings will be virtual and conducted via Zoom events Software at 4 p.m.  This committee does not meet on a regular schedule.

The Fred Fletcher Volunteer Committee

The Fred Fletcher Volunteer Committee plans the annual event that recognizes and honors volunteers who have made exceptional contributions to the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department programs or facilities. Nominations for these awards may be made by the public; nomination forms become available in January through the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department.  The Fred Fletcher Volunteer Committee reviews, advises and makes recommendations to the Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board on issues regarding donations and sponsorships for the awards ceremony.  The Committee may also recruit partnership opportunities for the Department. The Fred Fletcher Volunteer Committee meets the third Tuesday of each month in the Raleigh Municipal Building, located at 222 W. Hargett Street or these meetings will be virtual and conducted via Zoom events Software at 8:00 a.m. (The Fletcher Committee meetings are usually called closer to the nomination time)

Members

 

Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board
Ms. Jennifer Wagner
Chair
(H) 919-607-0025

227 Glascock St. 
Raleigh, NC 27604

Serving: 12/18/20 - 12/17/22
Ms. Carol Ashcraft
(H) 919-368-8228

1511 Carson St.
Raleigh, NC 27608

Serving: 09/05/20-09/04/22
Ms. Beverley Clark
(H) 919-247-4207

719 Graham St.
Raleigh, NC 27609

Serving: 03/20/19 - 03/19/21
Mr. Gregory Etheridge

4501 New Bern Ave.# 130
Raleigh, NC 27610

Serving: 04/07/21 - 04/06/23
Mr. Kendall Harris
(H) 919-844-2374

10961 Pendragon Place
Raleigh, NC 27614

Serving: 01/17/20 - 01/16/22
Mr. Lex Janes
(H) 304-288-4868

3406 Ruffin St.
Raleigh, NC 27607

Serving: 01/23/21 - 01/22/23

Dr. Carol Love
(H) 919-833-2342 /
(W) 919-622-0507

308 Bilyeu Street
Raleigh, NC 27606


Serving: 07/20/20- 07/19/22 

Mr. Rashawn King 
(H) 919-274-3722

7001 Sunny Meadow Lane, Apt 108
Raleigh, NC 27608 

Serving: 09/16/20 - 09/15/22 

Ms. Christina Jones 
(H) 919-260-0869

8005 Finland Drive
Raleigh, NC 27612

Serving: 09/16/20 - 09/15/22 

Ms. Marsha Presnell-Jennette
(H) 919-832-6071

618 Stacy St. 
Raleigh, NC 27607

Serving: 06/19/20 - 06/19/22
Mr. Dave Toms
(H) 919-412-6697

1414 Ashburton Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27606

Serving: 07/19/20 - 07/19/22
Mr. Charles Townsend
(H) 919-535-5141

2141 Ramsgate St.
Raleigh, NC 27603

Serving: 9/21/19-09/20/21
Mr. Brad Johnson
(H) 919-807-1889

540 South Person St.
Raleigh, NC 27601

Serving: 02/07/20 - 02/06/22
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

919-996-4815

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.