Design rendering of the plans for Fisher Street Park

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Fisher Street Park Relocation Project

Part of the East College Park development plan

The City of Raleigh, through the Raleigh Housing and Neighborhood Department, is facilitating the development of new single-family homes and townhome units in the East College Park development. As part of this development, the existing Fisher Street Park, located at 328 North Fisher Street, is planned for relocation to a new site at the corner of North Fisher and Pender Streets, approximately one block away. Like the programming at the existing park, the new, improved Fisher Street Park will feature a playground, basketball court, and seating areas.

In addition, John Stokes Memorial Garden, at the corner of Pender and N. Carver Streets, is included in this project. This park will feature a new walkway, seating areas, and landscaping. An artist is commissioned to prepare public artwork for both Fisher Street Park and John Stokes Memorial Garden.

The new Fisher Street Park and the improved John Stokes Memorial Garden will be places to play, relax, and enjoy the outdoors within the heart of College Park.

Project Details

 
Type:
Parks
Project Lead:
Gary Claiborne

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Gary Claiborne

Lead Department:
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Participating Department:
Housing and Neighborhoods
Service Unit:
Parks

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Planning

The amenities for the new park site will feature playground and basketball court areas, similar to the programming at the existing park site. The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department developed two conceptual site designs for public review.

Design

Managed by Raleigh Parks, in cooperation with Housing and Neighborhoods, the Fisher Street Park relocation project has recently completed the design phase. The project was bid for construction in Fall 2021 and construction is scheduled to start in early 2022.

Construction

Managed by Raleigh Parks, in cooperation with Housing and Neighborhoods, the Fisher Street Park relocation project is under construction from January to July 2022. The existing Fisher Street Park is closed starting early January 2022, and John Stokes Memorial Garden closed starting February 2022.  The new Fisher Street Park and renovated John Stokes Memorial Garden are scheduled to open in Summer 2022.  Please see our Find a Park webpage for other Raleigh parks to enjoy while these parks are under construction.

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Phase details to come.


History

The East College Park development is part of a Council-approved plan to increase the availability of affordable housing in East Raleigh. The development consists of approximately 150 single-family homes and townhomes.

The development plan calls for the relocation of the existing Fisher Street Park, originally constructed in the late 1960s. The current park site will be used for the construction of new single-family homes. The future site for Fisher Street Park will be on the same block, approximately 400 feet to the south of its current location.

Funding for this project is provided through a Community Development Block Grant, coordinated by the Housing & Neighborhoods Department.

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