Public Art at Tarboro Road Park

  • Commissioning Entity

    City of Raleigh

  • Application Open Date


  • Application Deadline Date


  • Minimum Budget


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  • Location of Commission

    Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

  • Geographic Eligibilty

    Applicants in country of installation

  • Contact Name

    Jenn Hales

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone

  • Commission Document

    View Link Document

  • Brief Description

    Project Overview
    Tarboro Road Park, 121 N. Tarboro Road in Raleigh, is an existing 3.2-acre park site approximately half mile east of downtown at the corner of Tarboro Road and East Edenton Street.
    The park was established in the 1970’s to serve the surrounding historically African American community. Today it is the host to a heavily used community center and the historic Saint Monica Teen Center. Site amenities include a picnic shelter, tennis courts, and a playground constructed in the 1990’s.
    Since the establishment of the Tarboro Road Park, the community center has been incrementally enlarged over the past several decades to serve recreation and education needs of the expanding neighborhoods. The current room layout along with the age and condition of the facilities are no longer adequate for the needs of the growing and transforming community.