Welcome to the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department!
Our mission is to enhance the lives of the citizens of Wake Forest by offering a comprehensive system of parks, greenways, facilities, and open spaces coupled with cultural and athletic programs that promote education, health, and wellness.
We manage 561 acres of parks, open space, natural land and trails. This includes five baseball/softball fields, three soccer fields, one pool, six picnic areas, eight playgrounds, eight lighted tennis courts, Flaherty Dog Park, the Wake Forest Community House, Flaherty Park Community Center, the Alston-Massenburg Center, and more than 50 miles of developed and undeveloped greenway trails.
We encourage and support healthy snacks
and water use among youth athletic programs
offered by the town.
Registration is underway for fall programming. Registrations are accepted online 24-hours-a-day.
You may also register during normal business hours at the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.; Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 N. White St.; and Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St.
Pre-registration is required for all classes, programs, and athletic leagues unless otherwise noted. A copy of the participant's birth certificate is required for all youth athletic leagues. Online registration is available for adult athletic leagues, youth athletic leagues, and programs.
Rules to Remember
Alcoholic beverages are prohibited at all town facilities, and smoking is limited to parking areas only. Use of personal grills, including gas and/or charcoal, is prohibited in all parks.
Our RecConnect program guide provides complete details on registration deadlines, cultural and athletic programming, parks, facilities and more!
In case of inclement weather, Wake Forest residents should call the Weather Line at 919-435-9569 for information concerning changes to the town's regular schedule. The Weather Line will provide updates concerning all town-sponsored programs and activities, including Parks and Recreation games and practices, as well as concerts, festivals, and other special events. Smartphone users who have downloaded the Town of Wake Forest app will receive a push notification message informing them of any schedule changes.
Vision for the Future
The PRCR Department's Master Plan was developed in 2015.
Ailey Young Park Survey
Please take a few minutes to take this survey, your input is highly valuved. This survey asks simple yet important questions about the addition of new facilities and equipment at one of Wake Forests premiere parks Ailey Young!
Volunteer Background Screening