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! Continue reading “Lane Street Mini 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 is still there, but it’s hidden under a playground, trails and one of the highest points in Wake County. Continue reading “North Wake Landfill 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. Continue reading “Millbrook Exchange Park”
The Glen Eden Pilot Park is a great little community park just outside the 440 Beltline, not far from Crabtree Valley. Continue reading “Glen Eden Pilot 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 populated with old hardwood trees. Continue reading “Horseshoe Farm Park”
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 works for North Raleigh. Continue reading “Lots of Activity in North Raleigh”
Raleigh recently completed an extension to the Little Rock Greenway that creates 25.5 miles of interconnected trails with access to downtown Raleigh. Continue reading “Little Rock Greenway”
In my limited way, I’ve tried to piece together information to help you navigate sections of Raleigh’s greenways and find the connections between smaller sections of trail. But Joe’s not just focusing on Raleigh, he’s tackling the whole state. Armed with his GPS, he’ll be riding the trails and collecting data. If you’ve got a favorite section of trail or suggestions about data that you’d like Joe to capture, let him know.