People walking on the greenway trail

Battle Ridge Community to Neuse River Greenway Connector

Neighborhood & Community Connections Program

This project is part of the Neighborhood & Community Connections (N&CC) Program. The N&CC Program is an effort to identify, prioritize, and build new, walkable connections to parks and greenways. The N&CC Program was designed to promote health equity throughout the City, using geo-spatial modeling and data analysis to guide investment in those communities which are most at-risk of negative health outcomes and most in need of improved access to outdoor recreation opportunities.

The proposed project includes the construction of a 10-foot wide asphalt trail from the end of Mechanicsville Run Lane in the Battle Ridge Community to the Neuse River trail at mile marker 20 3/4. 

N&CC projects are funded through the 2014 Parks Bond Referendum and land acquisition funds, and include projects that are primarily focused on improving access to both recreation facilities and greenway trails.

Project Area Map

Project Details

Greenways and Trails
Design Contractor – Michael Baker International



David Bender - Planning and Design

Lead Department:
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Participating Department:
Engineering Services
Service Unit:




This Phase is complete.


This project is currently in the Design Phase. See project schedule below.




Date Phase
Early 2023 Public Engagement
July 2023 Design Complete
July 2024 Construction Complete


The Capital Area Greenway System was first adopted by Raleigh City Council in 1976. This plan proposed a system of linear parks located primarily along rivers, streams, and creeks and included the opportunity for an interconnected system of pedestrian trails across the region.