aerial view of the Neuse river

Parks and Recreation

Neuse River Park

Master Plan

Thank you for participating in the Design Alternates Online Survey! View the result summary.

Building on the insights gained from the previous phases, the project team will synthesize community feedback to craft a preliminary vision of the park's future. This Draft Concept Plan will reflect the priorities, preferences, and aspirations voiced by the community, weaving together the strengths of the Alternative Concepts. Following this phase, we will carefully refine and integrate the community's input to create a final, well-rounded concept plan that balances and aligns with the needs and desires expressed by the community.

View an interactive project overview, including a summary of previous public engagement and detailed descriptions of the proposed concept plans.

Neuse River Park is an 84-acre site located at 12098 Old 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

 
Type:
Parks
Budget:
$11,430,000
Project Lead:
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department

Upcoming Events

 
  • Jun
    27
    5p.m. • Thursday

    Neuse River Park Public Workshop - Draft Concept Plan

    Durant Nature Preserve
    Add to Calendar 2024-06-27 17:00:00 2024-06-27 19:00:00 Neuse River Park Public Workshop - Draft Concept Plan Durant Nature Preserve Campbell Lodge 3237 Spottswood Street Raleigh, NC 27615 City of Raleigh neuseriverpark@PublicInput.com America/New_York public
  • Jun
    28
    10a.m. • Friday

    Neuse River Park Public Site Visit

    Neuse River Greenway Trail
    Add to Calendar 2024-06-28 10:00:00 2024-06-28 12:00:00 Neuse River Park Public Site Visit Neuse River Greenway Trail 12098 Old Falls of Neuse Road Wake Forest, NC 27587 City of Raleigh America/New_York public
  • Jun
    29
    10a.m. • Saturday

    Neuse River Park Public Site Visit

    Neuse River Greenway Trail
    Add to Calendar 2024-06-29 10:00:00 2024-06-29 12:00:00 Neuse River Park Public Site Visit Neuse River Greenway Trail 12098 Old Falls of Neuse Road Wake Forest, NC 27587 City of Raleigh America/New_York public

Planning

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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