Barwell Road Park

Parks

Barwell Road Park Improvements

A Thoughtful, Reflective and Inviting Place

Barwell Road Park was developed in 2006 in coordination with Barwell Road Elementary School.  The park site is 54.5 acres. The 30,000 square foot community center provides a variety of programs for all ages and is the focus of the park. Exterior amenities on park property are limited to a half-mile walking loop west of the community center and school. Citizens do have access to the elementary school’s playground, multipurpose field, and play courts outside of school hours.

The Barwell Road Park Master Plan reviewed the needs of the community in context with the existing park property to determine community connections to the park, outdoor amenities and program opportunities. The master plan process developed a final plan adopted by City Council. Funding for the development of the plan and first phase improvements is from the 2007 Parks Bond. 

The Barwell Road Park site is 54.5 acres, and surrounds the Barwell Road Elementary School property.  A 30,000 square foot community center attached to the school, provides a variety of recreation programs for all ages. Outside of school hours, the public has access to the school’s half mile walking track, playground, multipurpose field, and play courts.

Future development of the park is guided by the Barwell Road Park Master Plan, which establishes a long term vision for the park property. Development of the park will occur in phases over the next several years. Funding for the development of the Master Plan and Phase One is provided by the 2007 Parks Bond.

Project Details

 
Type:
Parks
Contractors:
Timmons Group

Planning

This phase is complete.

Design

This phase is now complete.

Construction

Construction will begin October 2020. The project is scheduled to be complete by Spring 2021.

Complete

Phase details coming soon.


History

Barwell Road Park was purchased by the City of Raleigh in 2001 for the purpose of providing a park in Southeast Raleigh to serve the growing community. The Barwell Road Park property was established as a park in 2006 in coordination with Barwell Road Elementary School. In order to create a long term vision to guide the development of the park, the Barwell Road Park Master Plan was created, and approved by the Raleigh City Council on August 15, 2017.  The process reviewed the needs of the community in context with the existing park property to determine community connections to the park, outdoor amenities, and program opportunities.

Schedule

Date Activity
Spring 2018 Phase One conceptual design and cost estimation
Summer 2018 Site survey complete
Late Summer 2018 Citizen Planning Committee meeting
Late 2019 Finish design and construction documents
Early 2020 State and City Permitting
Fall 2020 Bidding to Contractors
Spring 2021 Project Complete

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