Brainstorming ideas for the Midtown Waterfront Park

We asked our readers to share what they want to see in the possible park’s design.

A rendering of the Midtown Waterfront Park.

A rendering of the Midtown Waterfront Park.

Image via City of Raleigh

We recently shared the latest updates on Walkable Midtown, a project aiming to transform the area into a more connected and pedestrian-friendly space. Plans are being considered for a waterfront park along Crabtree Creek, so we asked you what features you’d like to see in its design. Here are some ideas our readers shared:

  • Benches and picnic tables along the creek that are accessible from nearby parking for people with disabilities. — Marcia M.
  • [Keep the park] as natural as possible, with shaded areas; building grade and layers would be great. — Torian H.
  • Mimic NCMA park features; a place to get a coffee and sit and a place to get a glass of wine and watch the sunset; grass spaces for picnics, art, separate walking and biking paths, water fountains for dogs and humans, and bathrooms. — Catherine B.
  • A circular whirlpool pool like at Buffaloe Road Aquatic Center but outdoors, a splash pad, water slides, and an awning over the pool area. — Betsy A.

Learn more about the potential park here.

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