The Neuse River Blueway Plan is a comprehensive effort led by the City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department (PRCR) to improve public access to and awareness of the Neuse River as a valuable natural resource and recreational asset.
Raleigh’s park system is a draw for people throughout Wake County, the Triangle Region, the State of North Carolina and beyond. Inspired by the overwhelming success of the Neuse River Greenway Trail (which is also a segment of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail) and the wealth of public park and greenway property that the City manages along this corridor, the City of Raleigh intends to promote the Neuse River itself as a Blueway Trail.
Development and promotion of the Neuse River Blueway concept will require both physical investment in infrastructure (improvements to existing boat launches and the creation of new river access points) as well as substantial community engagement and public outreach.
National Parks Service