In April 2016, John Chavis Memorial Park was added to the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places. The improvements project scope includes a new two-story community center with a full-size indoor gym, elevated walking track, fitness center, and numerous classroom and meeting spaces. A renovation to the original Carousel House will allow for interior event space, and exterior bathroom access. Linking these two buildings together will be a new central plaza with an integrated water feature, and a large playground for all ages and abilities.
The Schematic Design was presented to the Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Greenway Advisory Board on Mar. 16, 2017, and was approved by the Raleigh City Council on Mar. 21, 2017. The project moved into the final design, project administration, and permitting phases which were ultimately completed in Dec. 2018. City Council approved the project funding and selected a contractor on July 2, 2019.
- Project Lead:
Clearscapes, Architecture + Art, Surface 678