Devereux Meadow Park project
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Raleigh’s Newest Urban Outdoor Oasis

In May 2021, Web Exclusive by Anna Beth AdcockLeave a Comment

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WEB EXCLUSIVE The City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department’s Devereux Meadow Park project is underway.

They don’t call Raleigh the City of Oaks for nothing. The city boasts a balance of urban opportunities and outdoor escapes that make getting out and about a breeze—we’re looking at you, 10,000-plus acres of parkland and a 100-plus-mile greenway system!

Raleigh’s newest park proposal, Devereux Meadow Park, will add even more greenspace to the area. The envisioned 14-acre park will be located at the corner of Capital Boulevard and Peace Street, the former location of the Devereux Meadow baseball park. 

Picture strolling along the new park’s walking paths, soaking in the sun on the grass, picnicking with playmates or tossing a Frisbee to your furry friends, all just moments away from the heart of the city.

That vision is manifested in Devereux Meadow Park, which includes open gathering areas and trails, stream interaction spaces, promenades, public art and more.

And beyond a new atmosphere in which to enjoy a breath of fresh air, the Devereux Meadow Park project is also forecasted to include natural stormwater treatment areas, the daylighting and restoration of the Pigeon House Branch Creek, and a greenway connection from the Crabtree Creek Greenway to Downtown Raleigh (can we get a “hell yes!”?). 

The City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department is currently in the planning and design phase for the proposed new urban park, which is expected to be completed in 2022. As plans develop, the city may adjust its current plan based on public opinion and expert recommendations. Keep up the good work, City of Oaks!

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