Approve the Revised Master Plan for John Chavis Memorial Park

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Support the John Chavis Memorial Park Master Plan  - Your Downtown Park!

In recent years, much of downtown Raleigh has experienced a renaissance. New development has poured into the area, making Raleigh one of the fastest growing and exciting places to live in America.  Many feel that the next step is the establishment of a signature downtown park. However, some don’t realize that in the eastern part of downtown an urban park already exists that once drew people from all over the state. The park in question is the historic John Chavis Memorial Park and it is full of both history and potential. 

Over the last two years, a team of community leaders and expert advisors have worked with city officials to propose a plan to return this beautiful gem to its former glory. Already the city has made efforts to preserve the park’s historic carousel, but there remains much to do to realize the park’s full potential. The Revised Master Plan incorporates the park’s rich heritage and breathtaking downtown views in order to create a space the entire city can enjoy and take pride in. On May 20th Raleigh's City Council will review the proposed master plan. Please take a moment to encourage City Council to approve the plan by signing this petition, raising awareness about the park, and emailing your city council representatives. Help Downtown Raleigh get the park it deserves!!  

Some of the exciting proposed features include: 

  • New indoor and outdoor Aquatic Center. 
  • A new state-of-the-art Community Center. 
  • A new Heritage Plaza which preserves and commemorates the important history of the park. 
  • Art & interpretive exhibits.
  • Interactive Water features. 
  • Climbing structures and children’s play space. 
  • Skateboarding spots. 
  • Children’s amusement rides, including a wheeled train. 
  • Outdoor performance space. 
  • Fitness zones. 
  • Food vendor areas.  
  • And much, much more. 

Review the master plan for yourself here. Email city council by clicking here. Or send it to For more information about the City Council hearing click here

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