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The project logo Fisher Street Park Relocation - Concept Plans

The project logo 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 Park development and in cooperation with the City of Raleigh Housing and Neighborhood Department, the existing Fisher Street Park, located at 328 North Fisher Street, is planned to be relocated to a new parcel at the corner of North Fisher and Pender Streets, approximately one block to the south. 

In the map below, the existing location of Fisher Street Park is shown in BLUE and the new Fisher Street Park location is shown in GREEN.

 

PROJECT BACKGROUND

For overall project information, please go to https://publicinput.com/FisherStPark

 

NEW PARK SITE

The future site of Fisher Street Park is 0.26 acres in size and located at the corner of Fisher and Pender Streets, approximately 400 feet to the south of its current location.  Formerly a residential lot with a single-family home, the site is a cleared, grassy lot and adjacent to the recently constructed East College Park neighborhood mailbox kiosk.  A drainage easement runs along the northern side of the parcel.  A sidewalk was constructed in late 2019 along the southern end of parcel, connecting the mail kiosk to the street corner of Fisher and Pender Streets. It is anticipated there will eventually be a sidewalk constructed along the eastern side of the property.

At approximately one quarter-acre in size, the future site is nearly identical in size to the current location.  The existing park site is planned to be re-developed into new housing.

 

CONCEPT DESIGN PLANS

Two design concepts have been developed and we want your input! 

The Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department is committed to programming the new park location to match the uses of the existing Fisher Street Park.  Based on our previous involvement with the East College Park and the North Central Community Advisory Council, a new basketball court and playground are key needs.   

The relocation of this park provides an opportunity to update and enhance these amenities.   In addition to the development of a new playground and basketball court, this project will focus on improving the overall quality, aesthetics, and accessibility of this shared space.

Your thoughts regarding the plans for Fisher Street Park are very important to our effort to ensure that the long-range vision for the park meets the needs of the community.  The input received will be used in future public discussions and will help form the foundation for our design process. 

As you will be review two different plan concepts, please be sure to fully review both plans before answering survey questions.  Thank you!

 

NEW PARK SITE

The new Fisher Street Park site is shown in green below.  The mail kiosk site, constructed in 2019, is to the west of the park site.  

 

 

  

 

PARK CONCEPT PLANS

Please review both concept plans below.  The programming for the new park site will primarily be a basketball court and playground area.  The two concept plans express a difference in size and relationship between these two programming elements, coupled with new seating and landscaping.  There may be opportunities to include art or interpretive features illustrating the history of the East College Park neighborhood.  

The various design components (playground equipment, shade structures, and art/interpretive displays) are shown as examples only.  During the design phase, there will be additional public input on the type, design, and final locations of these elements.

 

Survey questions are below each Concept Plan.

CONCEPT PLAN 1

 

  • Basketball Court with two goals.  Size shown is comparable to the existing Fisher Street Park court.  
  • Playground along east side of site. 
  • Multiple entrances along Pender Street and Fisher Street.
  • Seating areas and possible art/interpretive displays along south side of site.
  • Additional seating and picnic tables may possible in playground areas.

* Please share your thoughts on Park Concept Plan 1.
I generally like it but dislike some parts of it.
41%
I like it.
31%
I generally dislike it but like some parts of it.
21%
I dislike it.
10%
Closed to responses | 40 Responses
What do you like about Concept Plan 1?
Closed for Comments
What do you dislike about Concept Plan 1?
Closed for Comments
Please feel free to give any additional comments on Concept Plan 1.
Closed for Comments

CONCEPT PLAN 2

  • Playground along the south and east side of site.  Compared to Option 1, this larger playground may allow for more variety and larger equipment.
  • Half-Size Basketball Court with single goal.
  • Main entrance on Pender Street.
  • Seating areas and possible art/interpretive displays near entrance.
  • Additional seating and picnic tables may possible in playground areas.

* Please indicate your thoughts on Concept Plan 2.
I like it.
37%
I generally like it but dislike some parts of it.
37%
I generally dislike it but like some parts of it.
23%
I dislike it.
3%
Closed to responses | 30 Responses
What do you like about Concept Plan 2?
Closed for Comments
What do you dislike about Concept Plan 2?
Closed for Comments
Please feel free to give any additional comments on Concept Plan 2.
Closed for Comments

 

If you have a preferred option, please indicate below.
Concept Plan 2
73%
Concept Plan 1
27%
Closed to responses | 26 Responses
Please let us know what type of play equipment should be considered for the new playground at the relocated Fisher Street Park. Please choose your top five.

*See the options and image board below this question for ideas. As there are many possible types of playground experiences, feel free to leave additional comments and ideas for any play equipment/experiences not shown.*

Swings
86%
Slides
64%
Nature play
41%
Sensory experiences
36%
See-saws, rockers
32%
Spinners
32%
Musical experiences
27%
Overhead climbers (monkey bars)
23%
Rope structures
23%
Sand boxes
23%
Merry go rounds
18%
Playhouses
14%
Rockers
14%
Cableways (ziplines)
9%
Climbing structures
9%
Balancing structures
5%
Closed to responses | 22 Responses

PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT OPTIONS

Below are just some examples of the many options available for play equipment.  Please feel free to add your comments above for other types of preferred play equipment and experiences.

B

 

Please see our Parks Planning webpage at https://raleighnc.gov/projects/fisher-street-park-relocation-project.

For more information, please contact Gary Claiborne, Capital Projects Manager

gary.claiborne@raleighnc.gov or 919-996-2677.