Feedback shapes new park in southwest Raleigh

Posted December 23, 2014

Sierra/Lineberry Drive Park is merely an empty lot now, but change is on the way. (Photo by James Borden / Raleigh Public Record)

— It’s a 2.42 acre parcel of land at the intersection of Sierra and Lineberry Drive, in a quiet neighborhood in southwest Raleigh. The landscape is unkempt, overgrown and overshadowed by the looming power lines staged against the back portion of the property.

But change is coming. The city’s got big plans for this small space.

Matthew Keough is the master plan project manager for what is now known as Sierra/Lineberry Drive Park. His office walls are covered in maps and memorabilia from the department's public awareness campaign, which included events held to promote the new neighborhood park.

Keough explains that the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources department, which oversaw the formation of the master plan, wanted and solicited a great deal of public input.

The result was a plan that seeks to maximize the space and provide an opportunity for neighbors to exercise, play and gather in a location close to their homes.

That plan includes a covered canopy area with restrooms, where people can lounge while others play in the park. It’ll include a hard surface multipurpose court for basketball and roller hockey. There's a playground area, a multipurpose lawn and an educational garden. There will be trails, paved and otherwise, for those who wish to run or walk and explore the area.


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