Powell Drive Park Exterior


Powell Drive Park Neighborhood Center Facility Upgrades

Raleigh Parks

The Powell Drive Park Neighborhood Center Facility Upgrades project was a complete interior renovation including alterations to the room layouts; enhanced front entry area; new windows and doors; renovations to the restrooms including Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements; new externally accessible restrooms on the playground side of the building; new Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system; and improved networking systems.  Additional improvements included new lighting, acoustic improvements to the main meeting room, and new ceilings and flooring.  This project was completed in Spring 2020.

This project was one of three neighborhood center renovation projects funded by the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department (PRCR) 2014 bond referendum.

Project Details

Phillips Architecture, PA



Gary Claiborne

Lead Department:
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources




This phase is complete.


This phase is complete.


The Powell Drive Park Neighborhood Center Facility Updates' contract for construction has been approved by City Council.

The Powell Drive Park Neighborhood Center will be closed and undergoing interior renovation construction from September 2019 through Spring 2020. A portion of the Powell Drive Park parking lot will be closed for construction-related activities, but the remainder of the parking lot, including accessible parking spaces, will continue to be available for public use. All other areas of Powell Drive Park will be fully open for public use including the playground, tennis courts, picnic shelter, basketball court, and multipurpose field.


This project is now complete!

Take a Virtual Tour of the Neighborhood Center


The current Neighborhood Center was constructed in 1973.  The building is an unstaffed facility and used for meetings, rentals, and other programs.


Date Activity
Spring 2018 - Spring 2019 Design
Summer 2019 Bidding
Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 Construction

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