tree lined paved trail


Sunnybrook Road Park Property to Crabtree Creek Greenway Connector

Neighborhood & Community Connections Program

This project is part of the Neighborhood & Community Connections (N&CC) Program. The N&CC Program is an effort to identify, prioritize, and build new, walkable connections to parks and greenways. The N&CC Program was designed to promote health equity throughout the City, using geo-spatial modeling and data analysis to guide investment in those communities which are most at-risk of negative health outcomes and most in need of improved access to outdoor recreation opportunities.

The proposed project includes the construction of a 10-foot wide trail from the Crabtree Creek Trail (Mile Marker 3) to the future Sunnybrook Road Park to the south at Carl Sandburg Court. This project was identified in the City’s Strategic Plan as a pilot project for Growth & Natural Resources Initiative 2.2. The project is being coordinated with a Raleigh Water Capital Improvement Program projectIn addition, the project location is close in proximity to the future Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) stop on New Bern Avenue.

This N&CC project is funded through the 2014 Parks Bond Referendum and partial land acquisition funds. The N&CC projects focus on improving access to both recreational facilities and greenway trails.

View the Project Area Map
View the Crabtree Creek Greenway Connector Trail Project Presentation

Project Details

Greenways and Trails
$ 1,150,000
Design Contractor - McKim & Creed



Lisa Schiffbauer - Planning and Design

Lead Department:
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Participating Department:
Service Unit:




This Phase is complete.


We're having a public meeting!

Our team has completed the early design plans for the project, and we want to get the public's input.

Join us, for a drop-in style meeting

Wednesday, August 23, from 4:30 -6:30 p.m.
Worthdale Park Community Center
1001 Cooper Road
Raleigh, NC 27610

The meeting is a great opportunity to see the plans, talk with the design team and give us your input.

Not able to attend the meeting? That is ok. We will have a presentation and a comment form posted here on the webpage the week of the meeting.

View the Crabtree Creek Greenway Connector Trail Project Presentation

Complete the Sunnybrook Road Property to Crabtree Creek Greenway Connector Project Survey



Next Steps

  • Right of way and easement acquisition
  • Complete Design plans
  • Obtain required permits
  • Bid for construction contracts
  • Start construction


Date Phase
July 2023 Design Complete
Wednesday, August 23, 2023, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Public Meeting – Worthdale Park Community Center – 1001 Cooper Road, Raleigh, NC 27610
July 2024 Construction Complete
September 2023 - Spring 2024  Advance Design + Easement Acquisition
Spring 2024   Estimated Start of Construction
Late 2024      Estimated Construction Completion


The Capital Area Greenway System was first adopted by Raleigh City Council in 1976. This plan proposed a system of linear parks located primarily along rivers, streams, and creeks and included the opportunity for an interconnected system of pedestrian trails across the region.

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