The oak-and-evergreen-shaded four-acre park was part of Senator William Christmas' original plan to have a park in each quadrant of the city, equidistant from the Capitol. At the southern edge of the park is the permanent home of the giant copper acorn that serves as a symbol of the city. 

Listed on the National of Historic Places, Moore Square Park offers a nice getaway for downtown employees looking for a relaxing space in Raleigh’s central business district. Along with the Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre, Marbles Kids Museum attracts over 600,000 visitors making this district a popular family destination. The historic City Market offers an eclectic collection of independent retail stores and great restaurants surrounded by charming cobblestone streets. This district also has art galleries that are anchored by Raleigh’s Artspace – a 30,000 square foot historic building that has 25 dedicated studios for artists. The Moore Square Transit Center creates a big-city feel in this area that comes with the hustle-and-bustle of over 15,000 daily commuters. Most recently, Moore Square has attracted strong restaurant operators who are positioning the district as a dining destination. There are over 500 apartments slated during the next two to three years, adding a big-city feel to the district.


Moore Square (2007)Acorn © 2011 / Chris Rief


200 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC
City of Raleigh Parks & Recreation - History of Moore Square

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