The Raleigh Naturalist

June 29, 2008

Fletcher Park’s new project

Filed under: Central Raleigh, Greenways & Parks, Nature Lore — Tags: — raleighnaturalist @ 9:22 pm

This post was originally published on March 19, 2008

As well described at New Raleigh, a new water garden has been approved for Fletcher Park. This controlled, even manicured, piece of urban wilderness was a Methodist orphanage most of my childhood. Now it is a heavily used recreational area with a friendly hillside picnic area and a gorgeous, richly planted plateau overlooking a really intriguing amphitheatre. The south edge used to be more or less thickly shrubbed and ignored, but now the environmental model project will dress up and bestow structured access to that area. For now, it’s a mess, but it sounds nifty.

Above, the flowering trees of the plateau and the amphitheatre. Below are two wonderful tree specimens that are nearby. Last are two pictures of the water garden construction.

Above a red oak, below a white.

Fletcher water garden site



  1. […] is not a lot to update on the earlier post about Fletcher Park’s new water park, which remains in a distinctly unlovely stage of […]

    Pingback by Fletcher Park water feeds Pigeon House Creek « Raleigh Nature — September 3, 2008 @ 10:15 pm

  2. Comments brought forward from old site:
    April 2, 2008
    Live right next to the water park and I am eagerly anticipating it’s summer opening. Looks like they are making a good amount of progress. Thanks for the info! Hunter
    April 22, 2008
    I love Fletcher Park. I can’t wait to see what this water park looks like when it’s finished. Ginny

    Comment by raleighnaturalist — January 11, 2009 @ 8:24 pm

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