Monday, November 7, 2011

Hooray for Parks!

The Mayor takes time out with us for a photo
This past Saturday we attended the official ribbon-cutting ceremony at the newest neighborhood park in Raleigh...Strickland Road Neighborhood Park. We strolled over on freshly laid mulch to find Mayor Meeker and Mayor-Elect McFarlane there along with several other Raleigh folks, preparing to cut the ribbon and introduce the new playground area. Several families, boy scout and girl scout troops, donated their time and effort to help plant shrubs, lay mulch and add the finishing touches to a project that has been in the works for a couple years. After the ceremony, I had a nice chat with Mayor Meeker about how many great parks, greenways, etc that Raleigh folks have available to them. Its true, between many neighborhood parks, bike paths and of course Umstead State Park, Raleigh is very lucky to have so many wonderful outdoor places to go play, stroll, run, check out wildlife, picnic, throw a ball, whatever you feel like. This is definitely one of my favorite things about living in Raleigh. I appreciate all of Mayor Meeker's efforts over the past 10 years to help create and maintain many of these beautiful outdoor spots and I hope people continue to enjoy these great places for years to come. The weather is perfect in Raleigh now, so get out and PLAY!

cutting the ribbon
More info: Strickland Road is a 37 acre neighborhood park located on Strickland Road between Ray and Leesville Roads in NW Raleigh. The Strickland Road Master Plan was adopted by the Raleigh City Council on March 17, 2009 and funded by the 2000 Parks and Recreation Bond Referendum.
checking out the new playground

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