Great cities care about their parks


It's More Than Just A Place To Go

A growing and equitable community

For decades, City of Raleigh parks have provided citizens safe places to spend time outdoors and in their community. It is because of our city’s continued investment that our parks system has become a prized resource. Raleigh’s city parks offer something for all citizens, no matter where they live. The 2022 Parks Bond allows the city of Raleigh to invest in its citizens and their communities.


Parks and greenways keep Raleigh great. Let’s invest in them. 


Great Cities Care About Their Parks

Explore the impact

Previous investments have enabled our parks system to grow into the strong and vibrant network it is today- serving a range of communities throughout the city. 


The proposed $275 million bond will allow the parks system to grow and…


  • Expand the greenway system.
  • Build new community facilities.
  • Renovate existing parks, greenway trails and activity centers.
  • Continue to provide community activities for all ages. 

The 2022 Parks Bond will support 20 new projects, ranging from a much-needed aquatic center in Chavis Park to supporting repairs and improvements for existing parks and greenways.

an equitable parks bond

explore the impact of the parks bond in communities across raleigh

New trail development project in the Big Branch Greenway Corridor from Crabtree Creek Greenway to Sandy Forks Road includes access to high-density commercial and residential communities and multiple parks.


Total: $4,500,000

Expansion of existing tennis complex with new courts and associated lighting, sidewalks, reconfigured parking, and stormwater devices.


Total: $6,750,000

Site remediation, stream restoration, flood and stormwater management, greenway trail implementation, and park improvements for passive recreation.


Total: $11,500,000

Construction of the 18-acre Gipson Play Plaza includes a civic plaza, waterfall fountain, a restored historic house, adventure play spaces, and a picnic grove. Operations office upfit and opportunities for other building renovations. Funds to initiate planning and design of phase two of Dix Park.


Total: $43,062,500

Implementation of the adopted Master Plan, including playgrounds, open play space, shelter and restrooms, dog park, trails, and associated parking and stormwater devices.


Total: $7,000,000

Enhancement of site accessibility and improvement of park amenities, including comfort station, picnic shelter, and central activity plaza.


Total: $4,500,000

Phase 2 implementation of the adopted Master Plan including a new aquatic center, Heritage Plaza, expanded historic interpretive displays, and associated parking and stormwater devices.


Total: $54,250,000

Community engagement and master plan development. Implementation of the future master plan will be based on community priorities for this neighborhood park.


Total: $9,000,000

Lake Lynn Loop Trail Improvements include grading, drainage, repaving, and widening the trail along the west side of the loop trail at Lake Lynn. This project will help address trail asphalt damage and improve user conflicts associated with inadequate trail width.


Total: $3,937,500

Improvement of Lake Wheeler Road from South Saunders Street to Maywood Street, including a multi-use bike and pedestrian path.


Total: $21,000,000

Planning and preliminary design for a new greenway trail project from Crabtree Creek to Spring Forest Road, connecting Brentwood Park and Hill Street Park.


Total: $3,375,000

Renovation of the existing historic center and Pioneer building to address needed improvements and community priorities.


Total: $14,750,000

Improvements to the existing Mine Creek Trail from Shelley Lake to the Crabtree Creek Trail will include rehabilitation of the trail with a new base, new asphalt surface, trail widening, grading and drainage enhancements, improved access from communities, safety enhancements, and bridge replacement.


Total: $5,625,000

The Neighborhood & Community Connections program identifies, prioritizes, and builds new walkable and bikeable connections to parks and greenways.


Total: $5,000,000

Community engagement and master plan development. Implementation of the future master plan will be based on community priorities for this natural resource-based outdoor recreation park.


Total: $11,500,000

Update and minor expansion of the existing art center to address building improvement needs and growing programming demands.


Total: $15,375,000

Renovation and minor expansion of John Top Greene Center and implementation of South Park Heritage Walk.


Total: $12,375,000

Development of permanent restroom facilities and additional outdoor amenities.


Total: $2,000,000

Redevelopment of Tarboro Road Park to potentially include a new community center, outdoor amenities, associated parking, stormwater devices, and improvements to the existing Saint Monica’s Teen Center.


Total: $29,500,000

Improvements to the existing Walnut Creek Trail from Lake Wheeler Road to Sunnybrook Road will include the relocation of the trail outside flood-prone areas where possible, improved community access, safety enhancements, and structure replacement. 


Total: $10,000,000


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