Thank you for participating in the initial online survey for Neuse River Park! Click here to see the results.

Stay tuned for the next round of public engagement, including an online survey which will launch on March 4th, 2024 and remain open for two weeks!

Based on community feedback received so far, we will present several alternate concepts for how the park could be developed. Community engagement will focus on exploring the pros & cons of each alternate, helping us to move toward a final concept.

There will also be a public meeting to review the design alternatives.

Raleigh Parks is targeting the September 19, 2024 meeting of the Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board Meeting for Master Plan approval. More details about this meeting can be found here.

Upcoming Community Advisory Group Meetings  

Note: All Community Advisory Group meeting are open to the public.


Preliminary Draft Concept Plan

April 30, 2024 - 5:30pm; Annie Louise Wilkerson, MD Nature Preserve Education Center (5229 Awls Haven Dr)


Final Draft Concept Plan

June 3, 2024 - 5:30pm; Forest Ridge Park Welcome Center (2100 Old North Carolina 98 Hwy)


Final Master Plan Document

August 27, 2024 - 5:30pm; Annie Louise Wilkerson, MD Nature Preserve Education Center (5229 Awls Haven Dr)


Click here for more information about the Neuse River Park Community Advisory Group.

Upcoming Public Site Visits 

Join Raleigh Parks on an engaging tour to preview the proposed master plan for Neuse River Park. Get ready to explore the site, which includes a wetland, several creeks, and a diverse landscape. Be sure to wear closed-toed shoes and consider bringing water, bug spray, and sunscreen for a comfortable hike.


Design Alternatives:

Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 9:00am

Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 9:00am


Draft Concept Plan:

Friday, June 28, 2024 - 9:00am

Saturday, June 29, 2024 - 9:00am


Parking is available at the existing greenway trailhead parking at 12030 Old Falls of Neuse Rd. Site visits will begin at the existing boat launch adjacent to the parking lot.


Please RSVP below so staff can anticipate attendance. 

Current Project Status

The Neuse River Park project is now in the Master Plan phase. There will be many more touchpoints with the community throughout the coming year, and we hope to hear from you! We of course agree that everyone who will be impacted by this project has a right to participate, and we welcome all to stay involved throughout the planning process.


Previous Project Milestones

The Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board approved the Neuse River Park Situation Assessment on October 19, 2023. A Situation Assessment is an analysis of the local context around a project, to help staff determine the best way to effectively engage the community in a collaborative process. The Situation Assessment also identifies the Community Advisory Group (CAG), which is a membership-specific committee that provides oversight of the project planning process and ensures that decisions include a broad representation of the community and stakeholders impacted by the project. 

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