tree lined paved trail

Sunnybrook Road 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 asphalt trail from Crabtree Creek Trail (Mile Marker 3) to the future Sunnybrook Road Park to the south. 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

N&CC projects are funded through the 2014 Parks Bond Referendum and land acquisition funds, and include projects that are primarily focused on improving access to both recreation facilities and greenway trails.

Project Area Map


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.


This project is currently in the Design Phase and is being coordinated with a Raleigh Water sewer improvement project. See project schedule below.




Date Phase
July 2023 Design Complete
July 2024 Construction Complete


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.