Author Archives: Scott Reston

Lane Street Mini Park

As its name suggests, Lane Street is a small park in southeast Raleigh. In October of 2009, the park got a major overhaul with the help of national nonprofit KaBOOM! …

North Wake Landfill Park

Wake County has transformed North Raleigh’s “Mount Trashmore” into its newest park. This 36-acre county park is located on a 200-acre site that, up until 2008, was the location of a landfill containing 500 million tons of trash. The trash …

Millbrook Exchange Park

On May 12th, 2010, Jim Gallucci’s sculpture, “Immigrant Gate II” was installed at the Millbrook Exchange Park in North Raleigh. This sculpture is a great addition to an already multi-faceted park.…

Marsh Creek Park

Raleigh’s popular skate park is growing! On June 25th, Raleigh Parks and Rec will be cutting the ribbon on a new playground at Marsh Creek. A beautiful new community center will “soft launch” on the 26th with …

Anderson Point Park

Now that the warm weather is here to stay, it’s a perfect time to visit Anderson Point Park.…

Glen Eden Pilot Park

The Glen Eden Pilot Park is a great little community park just outside the 440 Beltline, not far from Crabtree Valley.…

Horseshoe Farm Park

The Horseshoe Farm Park is a 146 -acre farm situated in an oxbow Neuse River. Identified as a Regionally Significant Natural Heritage Area, the location is a unique and peaceful place dominated by large fields and surrounded by wetlands …

Lots of Activity in North Raleigh

It’s a great time for parks and greenways in Raleigh! As I mentioned recently, there have been eight dedications and a groundbreaking in the last eight months! Here’s a roundup of some exciting things that are currently in the …

Little Rock Greenway

Raleigh recently completed an extension to the Little Rock Greenway that creates 25.5 miles of interconnected trails with access to downtown Raleigh.…

Joe Miller Maps NC’s Greenways

Earlier this week, Joe Miller of Get Going NC! announced that he would be starting a project to map North Carolina’s greenway system.

In my limited way, I’ve tried to piece together information to help you navigate sections of Raleigh’s …