The Wake Forest Parks & Recreation Department seeks 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.
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.
Parks & Facilities
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, a dog park, the Wake Forest Community House, Flaherty Park Community Center, and more than six miles of greenway trails.
We offer baseball, softball, and basketball leagues for residents of Wake Forest and the surrounding areas.
Programs & Classes
We offer classes and cultural programs for both youth and adults. Information on dance, art, cooking, woodworking, drawing, painting, and much more are provided in the links below.
Trees located throughout Wake Forest make up the "Urban Forest." Trees in the public right-of-way, on public grounds, and within street tree easements are municipal-owned trees and are an important component of the town's urban infrastructure.
RecConnect is the Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Department's program guide. Published three times a year, RecConnect provides complete information on parks and recreation-sponsored programs and activities for people of all ages, including youth and adult athletics, cultural programs and classes, and special events.
We sponsor an array of special events throughout the year, including the annual Easter Egg Hunt, Calls From Santa, special performances, the Pepsi Pitch Hit and Run, NFL/Pepsi Punt, Pass, Kick, and June's Concert in the Park.
Parks & Recreation News
Find out the latest news and information about Parks & Recreation-sponsored programs and special events.