Wake County Briefs

Raleigh to look into rec center at park

From Staff ReportsNovember 8, 2006 

— The City Council on Tuesday asked city staffers to investigate the feasibility of using about 15 acres next to North Raleigh's Durant Nature Park for active recreation.

The discussion is part of the search for alternative locations for the recreation center and basketball courts proposed for Horseshoe Farm Park off U.S. 401. Dozens have spoken against the center and courts.

The property next to the Durant Nature Park was purchased in 1999 for about $180,000, mostly with money from the city's water and sewer fees, which can be used only for public utilities projects. The property was going to be used for a utilities operation center, which has since been located in Wake Forest.

The city would have to buy the property from the public utilities department to use it for a park.

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