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Neuse River Park

Master Plan

Thank you for participating in the initial online survey for Neuse River Park!

For more information, visit the engagement portal.

Stay tuned for the next online survey, which will launch on March 4 and remain open for two weeks! Based on community feedback during the Initial Input phase, Raleigh Parks & Design Workshop has developed several alternative concepts for how the park could be developed. The online survey will focus on exploring the pros & cons of each alternative, helping us to move toward a final concept. There will also be a public meeting to review the design alternatives.

Neuse River Park is an 84-acre site located at 12028 Falls of Neuse Road. The park is adjacent to the Neuse River Greenway and the Falls Dam Blueway Access. Raleigh Parks welcomes your input and looks forward to collaborating with you on this exciting project!

Project Timeline: 2023-2029
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Project Details

Project Lead:
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department

Upcoming Events



The Neuse River Park project is now in the Master Plan phase. There will be many more touchpoints with the community throughout the coming year, and we hope to hear from you! We of course agree that everyone who will be impacted by this project has a right to participate, and we welcome all to stay involved throughout the planning process.

Funding has been allocated for community engagement, Master Plan development, design, and construction at the Neuse River Park through the 2022 Parks Bond Referendum. Raleigh Parks is excited to work with the community to create a Master Plan that reflects the unique needs and desires of local residents.

The Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board approved the Neuse River Park Situation Assessment on October 19, 2023. A Situation Assessment is an analysis of the local context around a project, to help staff determine the best way to effectively engage the community in a collaborative process. The Situation Assessment also identifies the Community Advisory Group (CAG), which is a membership-specific committee that provides oversight of the project planning process and ensures that decisions include a broad representation of the community and stakeholders impacted by the project.

Neuse River Park Situation Assessment

Project Timeline

Date Activity
2023 Situation Assessment
Late 2023 - 2024 Master Plan
Early - Mid 2025 Schematic Design
2025-2026 Designs and Permitting
2026 - 2028 Bidding and Construction

Public Participation Process

The Master Plan process for Neuse River Park will follow the Collaborate Pathway, as outlined in the City of Raleigh Public Participation Playbook.

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