Birds eye view of Wooten Meadow Park construction site


Wooten Meadow Park Implementation

Providing a space to enjoy nature and preserving the landscape

Wooten Meadow Park is a 21-acre City of Raleigh public park in northwest Raleigh. Currently, Wooten Meadow Park is mostly undeveloped and serves as a passive, natural park with minimal amenities.  The site contains several distinct natural areas ranging from successional pine and hardwood forests to streamside and floodplain habitats. The Wooten Meadow Master Plan (2015) and Schematic Design (2017) guided the current final design and permitting process. The project was issued for construction bid in Fall 2020. Construction started in January 2021 with construction completion anticipated by late Fall 2021

Following the recommended priority items from the Wooten Meadow Park Master Plan, current park construction focuses on the creation of planted wetland areas along with a new paved parking area, pedestrian trail system, and open meadows.  Future project phases may include a small playground, picnic shelters, restrooms, and future greenway connections. 

Project Details




Gary Claiborne

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




This phase is complete.


The Wooten Meadow Park Implementation project has recently completed final design and permitting.


Construction commenced for the Wooten Meadow Park project in January 2021. Construction is anticipated to be completed by late Fall 2021.


Phase details to come.


The site is located at 2801 West Millbrook Road at the intersection of Leesville Road and Millbrook Road in northwest Raleigh. The land was donated by the Wooten family in 1996 for the use of the citizens of Raleigh as a park and future greenway connection.   As a donation, the property came to the city without a master plan. Up to the present, the park's history has been mostly interim uses.

The Wooten Meadow Park Master Plan process launched in 2014 at the Northwest Citizen Advisory Meeting. Benefitting from a strong community engagement process, the project team identified issues and stakeholders for the park planning process, ultimately taking the form of a situation assessment process with recommendations for guiding the master planning process.

Following completion of the Master Plan, the Wooten Meadow Park schematic design had a similar community engagement process and was completed in 2017.  As most of the site is in floodplain, the final design process was required to clear several environment requirements before permitting completion in early 2020.  


Date Activity
Fall 2017-Spring 2020 Construction Documents and Permitting
Fall 2020 Construction Bidding
Winter 2021 - Fall 2021 Construction

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