A Message from Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources


Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources facilities, including Joyner Park Community Center, Flaherty Park Community Center, Wake Forest Community House and Alston-Massenburg Center, will remain closed to the general public during Phase Two. A limited number of programs will be offered at these facilities, so only registered participants will be allowed to enter.

The Taylor Street Park Sprayground, 416 N. Taylor St., opened for the season on June 13. Restrictions are being enforced to keep visitors safe. For example, the facility is limited to 16 people and visitors are required to adhere to social distancing guidelines. 

The Holding Park Aquatic Center, 133 W. Owen Ave., will open July 1. Open Swim times will be scheduled in three-hour blocks, with one hour in between to allow staff to clean and sanitize the facility, including deck chairs, door handles, hand rails and other high-touch areas. A maximum of 120 patrons will be allowed inside the facility during each session. Patrons must register and pay for each session in advance. No walk-ins will be allowed.

In other PRCR news:

  • All greenways, parks, tennis and outdoor pickleball courts, and park bathrooms remain open;

  • All picnic shelters, outdoor basketball courts and batting cages re-opened May 23, but no more than 25 people are allowed to assemble;

  • All athletic fields reopened June 8, but no more than 25 people are allowed to assemble;

  • Playgrounds remain closed and water fountains turned off.

Staff is evaluating the viability of summer programs and camps.

Visit our COVID-19 web portal for a complete listing of Town cancellations, postponements and closures.