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. 



Current PRGAB Agenda

Upcoming Meetings

The next Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board meeting will be conducted on Thursday, January 21 at 6 p.m. 

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 on Zoom. The public can also call in via phone at the number 1-312-626-6799 with the Webinar ID 913 6998 4049.

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 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 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
    Ms. Jennifer Wagner
    (H) 919-607-0025

    227 Glascock St. 
    Raleigh, NC 27604

    Serving: 12/06/18 - 12/05/20
    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. 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

    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


    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.