Abbots Creek Community Center


Abbotts Creek Community Center at the North Wake Landfill

Phase 1 construction will include a new 30,000 square foot community center with a gymnasium, elevated indoor track, fitness (equipment) room, multipurpose classrooms and studio, lockers and dressing rooms, and office areas.  Hardscape areas adjacent to the building will create outside play spaces, an amphitheater, and an outdoor classroom, parking areas, roadways, sidewalks, and site utilities.  Two multipurpose fields are also included in the project.

Phase 2 of park construction anticipates the full build out of the master plan, which will include a total of three multipurpose fields, three baseball/softball fields, two comfort stations/restrooms, and skatepark.  Phase 2 park construction is currently unfunded.

Project Details

Construction of Abbotts Creek Park and Community Center is funded by two items from the 2007 Parks and Recreation Bond Referendum.  The Northeast Raleigh Community Center ($9M) was approved prior to a site being designated.  Extensive public review of two
Clark Nexsen, PC (Lead Consultan), CLH Design, PA, The Wooten Company, Barnhill Contracting Company (Construction Management At-Risk), MBP (Commissioning Agent), Wake County (Partner), Wake County Public School System (Partner)



Carlos Reyes

Lead Department:
Budget and Management Services


This phase is complete.


This phase is complete.


This phase is complete.


This phase is complete.

Right of Way Acquisition

This phase is complete.


This phase is complete.


Citizen Advisory Council (CAC) District: North

Center is now open!


In 2006 Wake County Government completed a Post Closure Land Use Master Plan for the North Wake Landfill on the north side of Durant Road. Included in the Plan was a collaborative effort to utilize the "borrow site," where soil had been stored, as a community park and elementary school. The Plan included extensive public input and is endorsed by the Raleigh City Council, the Wake County Board of Commissioners, and the Wake County Board of Education. These three partners signed an interlocal agreement in August, 2010, to proceed with the planning and phased implementation of the park elements included in the plan.


Date Activity
Spring 2011 Schematic Design
Summer 2011 Design Development
Fall 2013 Construction Documents
February 2014 Construction Manager Selection Approved by City Council
May 2014 Bidding and Permitting
Spring 2014 Construction Begins
Fall 2015 Construction Complete

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