People walking on the greenway trail

Parks and Recreation

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.


Our team has completed the early design plans for the project, and we want to get the public's input.

We had a drop-in style meeting on Wednesday, August 16, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., at the Barwell Community Center. 

Not able to attend the meeting? That is ok. Here is a presentation with projects details, and a comment form so you can let us know what you think of the project. 

Next Steps

  • Right of way and easement acquisition
  • Complete Design plans
  • Obtain required permits
  • Bid for construction contracts
  • Start construction




Date Phase
Wednesday, August 16, 2023, from 4:30 - 6:30 Public Meeting - Barwell Community Center - 5857 Barwell Park Drive Raleigh, NC 27610
September 2023 - Spring 2024    Advance Design + Easement Acquisition
Spring 2024 Estimated Start of Construction
Summer 2025 Estimated Construction Completion


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.

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