I thought our park visits would cease to exist this winter, but we’ve been so lucky with all the cool, sun-filled days that we’ve been able to keep exploring. Yesterday we visited Halifax Park near Peace College and Seaboard Station. It’s located at 1015 Halifax St, just north of Peace St and close to the Raleigh Housing Authority.
Halifax Park is a neighborhood park that has a small playground area, large multipurpose field, outdoor basketball courts, and a community center. The community center has a weight room, gym, and a few meeting rooms. The playground has a sandy surface with a few swings and a large jungle gym suitable for children 5yrs+. The playground and the outdoor basketball courts are in need of some TLC, which is planned to begin later this year. The large multi-purpose field is fenced and has soccer goals, lacrosse goals, bleachers, and a back stop.
Lucky for us, we visited the park before construction begins later this year on improvements to the community center and playground. The Raleigh Parks & Rec department will work with the Raleigh Housing Authority and nearby citizens to ensure the recreational needs of the community are met. According to the City of Raleigh’s Planning and Development website, this project is currently in the design stage with construction beginning this year and completing next summer. The improvements to this park are being funded through the approval of the 2007 Bond Referendum.
We’re excited to check back on the status of Halifax Park as it makes its transformation. Lucky for the residents in the area, Mordecai Mini Park is close by.
Thumbs up: large multi-purpose field, upcoming improvements, shady picnic spots, close proximity to many neighborhoods (Capitol Park, Pilot Mill, Mordecai)
Thumbs down: small playground area limited to mostly older children, old community center