Baileywick Park is a 50-acre park located in North Raleigh. Baileywick Road borders the park on the north. The park is bordered to the east by the Wentworth subdivision, by Baileywick Elementary School to the south, and by a privately-owned lake to the west.
Approximately one-third of the park boundary abuts existing single-family homes. Vegetation is mixed, varying from young pines to mixed pines/hardwoods to relatively mature hardwoods. The site is generally rolling, with an east/west drainageway splitting the property approximately twenty percent above and eighty percent below. This drainageway is subject to Falls Lake buffers totaling approximately 100 feet in width; effectively splitting the park into two uses zones. The northern portion cannot support large scale development; the larger southern portion can support a community center, ballfields, recreational activities, and sufficient parking to serve them.
The first phase of the park was built in 2002 and includes a paved walking trail that begins at the Baileywick Road entrance to the park and loops behind the playground to the parking lot, a playground for two- to five-year-old children, a playground for five- to 12-year-old children, two shelters, an older youth and adult baseball/softball field, youth baseball or softball field, and a multi-purpose field.
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