When my wife and I moved to Raleigh ten years ago, one the first things we did to acclimate ourselves to the area was walk the greenways and explore the parks. We actually got out a map and targeted any sections that were big and green! If you feel like we do that these amenities define Raleigh’s commitment to good stewardship of resources and prizing of the quality of life associated with walking, biking and community centers, then this is your opportunity to vote with your wallet.
On November 4th, Raleigh voters will have the opportunity to approve a $91.7 million bond to upgrade and create new parks, greenways and cultural facilities.
- Phase I implementation of the newly adopted park master plan for John Chavis Memorial Park
- Upgrading heating, ventilation and air conditions systems at Lake Wheeler and the Pullen Community Center
- Designing and building a new comfort station at Shelley Lake near the greenway
- Completing a park master plan, and implementing boardwalk and interpretive opportunities for the Walnut Creek Wetland areas.
- Connecting Crabtree Creek Greenway from the Duraleigh area to Umstead State Park
- Closing the one remaining gap in the Crabtree Creek Greenway trail by extending the greenway from Herford Street extending to the east side of Lassiter Mill Road
Cultural Resource Projects
- Designing and building a new Pullen Art Center in partnership with NCSU Gregg Museum
- Historic site Improvements to the City Cemetery and Mordecai Square
- Historic site improvements to the Pope House and Tucker House
Land Acquisition & Development
- Planning, designing and phasing of the implementation of a new destination park in the Devereux Meadows area adjacent to Glenwood South, at the corner of Peace Street and Capital Boulevard
Imagine the impact that these projects would have on the community. As more people move downtown, green spaces are more utilized than ever. Raleigh leaders and planners need our help in insuring that we continue to be the kind of city where green spaces provide the connection, activity and possibility associated with this development.
Vote YES!! The bond item is on the back of the ballot.
Email questions or comments to Stephen.Bentley@raleighnc.gov or call 919-996-4784.