Design rendering of the plans for Fisher Street Park

Parks

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 College Park, a neighborhood in East Raleigh.

As part of this housing development project, Fisher Street Park, originally located at 328 North Fisher Street, was relocated to new site at the corner of North Fisher and Pender Streets, approximately one block away.  The original Fisher Street Park site will be redeveloped into new housing.

Construction of the new park site was completed in Summer 2022 with landscaping installed in Fall 2022.  The new Fisher Street Park site features a playground, basketball court, picnic shelter, seating areas, trellis swings, landscaping, and other amenities.  In addition, the park showcases new public artwork highlighting the people and history of the College Park neighborhood. 

Pender Street Park (also known as John Stokes Garden), at the corner of Pender and N. Carver Streets, was included in the project with a new walkway, seating areas, and landscaping.

Project Details

 
Type:
Parks
Project Lead:
Gary Claiborne, Capital Projects Manager

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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

The Fisher Street Park relocation project was under construction from January through July 2022. The original Fisher Street Park location was closed in early January 2022.

Complete

Construction and landscape installation of Fisher Street Park was completed in October 2022.


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 called for the relocation of the existing Fisher Street Park, originally constructed in the late 1960s, to a new, more-centrally located site in the neighborhood.  The original park site is planned for the development of new single-family homes. 

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

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