Fisher Street Park Relocation Project

As part of the overall East College Park development and in cooperation with the City of Raleigh Housing and Neighborhood Department, the existing Fisher Street Park, located at 328 North Fisher Street, is planned to be relocated to a new parcel at the corner of North Fisher and Pender Streets, approximately one block away. 

Project Details

 
Type:
Parks
Project Lead:
Gary Claiborne

Contact

 

Gary Claiborne

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

Planning

The Fisher Street Park Relocation project is currently in the planning phase.  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 has developed two conceptual site designs for public review. Review the concept plans and take our survey here.

Design

Phase details to come.

Construction

Phase details to come.

Complete

Phase details to come.


History

The City of Raleigh, through the Housing and Neighborhoods Department, is facilitating the development of approximately 150 single-family homes and townhomes as part of a Council-approved plan to increase the availability of affordable housing in this area.  The East College Park development plan calls for the relocation of Fisher Street Park. The current park site will be reconfigured to accommodate the construction of new single-family homes, while the park amenities will be relocated to a new site on the same block, approximately 400 feet to the south of its current location.  The new park site and the current park site are of equal size.  

The relocation of Fisher Street Park provides an opportunity to engage with both new and long-time residents of the East College Park neighborhood. The core uses of this park (playground and basketball court for neighborhood use) are not anticipated to change as part of this project. However, the quality of the playground equipment and basketball court can be significantly improved and modernized, and engagement will focus on providing opportunities for the community to come together around the development of a new shared space to play, relax, exercise, and enjoy the outdoors.

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

See Additional Information and the Project Survey Results Here