Raleigh Report

Raleigh pushes two new parks along

Weeks after voters approved about $90 million in new parks spending, two new projects have moved toward construction.

The Raleigh City Council this week approved a master plan for the Sierra/Lineberry park and set planning in motion for the Wooten Meadow park.

Sierra/Lineberry, consisting of 2.4 acres at 2640 Sierra Drive in southwestern Raleigh, calls for a 6,800-square-foot playground, a covered canopy area, hard courts, a lawn, parking and, at a lesser priority, a meadow. The cost is between about $900,000 and $1.5 million. The city will publish the master plan on its website in December.

The council also reviewed early assessments of the 21.1 acres set to become Wooten Meadow park in northwestern Raleigh. The council set a resident planning committee, allowing further planning to begin next year for the site at 2801 W. Millbrook Rd.