The park is just south of downtown, off Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Five years ago voters approved allocating money to renovate the park. However, problems with picking a company to do the renovations have left the park empty for years.
Raleigh Parks and Recreation said a groundbreaking celebration for John Chavis Memorial Park is scheduled for Sept. 6.
The renovated park is expected to include a playground, pool, splash pad and area for concerts and festivals.