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The project logo Fisher Street Park - Park Relocation Project

The project logo Fisher Street Park - Park Relocation Project

East College Park is an established community east of downtown, immediately south of Saint Augustine University. The City of Raleigh, through the Housing & Neighborhoods Department, is facilitating the development of approximately 150 single-family homes and townhomes in East College Park as part of a Council-approved plan to increase the availability of affordable housing in this area.

The East College Park development plan requires the relocation of Fisher Street Park. The current park site will be reconfigured to accommodate the construction two new single-family homes, while the park amenities will be relocated to a new site on the same block, approximately 400 feet to the south of its current location.  The new park site, at the corner of Pender Street and North Fisher Street, is of equal size to the existing park site (approx 1/4 acre). 

The new park location will be adjacent to other community spaces at the core of the East College Park neighborhood, including a community mailbox kiosk and the John Stokes Memorial Garden, a City of Raleigh park at the corner of Pender and Carver Streets.

This park relocation project is a partnership initiative between the City of Raleigh Housing & Neighborhoods Department and the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department.  Funding for this project is provided through a Community Development Block Grant coordinated by the Housing & Neighborhoods Department.  The park planning and design is headed by the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department.

The relocation of Fisher Street Park provides an opportunity to engage with both new and long-time residents of the East College Park neighborhood. The core uses of the original park location (playground, basketball court, and passive seating areas) are not anticipated to change in the new park location.  The new playground equipment and basketball court will be a significant improvement over the existing park.  The community engagement process focuses on providing opportunities for the community to come together around the development of a new park space to play, relax, exercise, and enjoy the outdoors.

 

Project Update

The Fisher Street Park Relocation project is currently in the planning phase with the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department developing conceptual site designs for public review.  Please note that the initial Community Input Survey is closed for comments.  It has been determined that the park programming will feature playground and basketball court areas, similar to the program at the existing park site. 

To review the current concept plans, please go to https://publicinput.com/FisherStParkConcepts

Fisher Street Park Community Input Survey

The City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department invites you to share your thoughts and ideas during the Fisher Street Park planning process.  As part of the overall East College...

Fisher Street Park Relocation - Concept Plans

The City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department invites you to share your thoughts and ideas during the Fisher Street Park planning process.  As part of the overall East College...

For more information, please contact Gary Claiborne, Capital Projects Manager at gary.claiborne@raleighnc.gov or 919-996-2677.