Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources News

Beginning Monday, Dec. 11, Wellons Construction, Inc., a contractor working on the Friendship Chapel Road (FCR) Eastern Extension on behalf of JPM South, will temporarily close a portion of the...Read more


Growing numbers of residents throughout Wake Forest and beyond enjoy the Town’s 50-plus miles of trails and greenways. Some users enjoy walking and biking for exercise, while others do so for their mental well-being.

Regardless of your reason, it is important for everyone to respect...Read more


A phone call from Santa Claus is on every child’s wish list. The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department is making those wishes come true by offering “Calls from Santa” to kids ages 3-9 on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 6-8 p.m.

Registration forms are now...Read more


In October, the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) approved reaccreditation for the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department through the fall of 2028.

In 2018 the PRCR Department joined the ranks of elite parks and...Read more


The restrooms at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, are closed through Tuesday, Nov. 21, so crews can refinish the floors.

Restrooms are available inside the Joyner Park Community Center during normal operating hours: Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday,...Read more


During the week of November 6, a contractor will deliver approximately 1,000 cubic yards of fill dirt to Flaherty Park, 1226 N. White St. The dirt will be used later this year as part of the Flaherty Park Dam Repair Project

For now, the dirt will be stockpiled in an area adjacent to the...Read more


The E. Carroll Joyner Park playground, situated behind the Joyner Park Community Center, 701 Harris Road, will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 6-7.

The temporary closure is necessary to allow crews to perform maintenance on the nearby drainage ditch for the purpose of ensuring proper...Read more


The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will host an online eSports gaming tournament featuring the game "Street Fighter 6" on Saturday, Nov. 18. Open to players ages 13 and older, the online tournament is free to play on all consoles and PCs and will be live...Read more


The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department is accepting new and/or clean, gently used coats and jackets through Sunday, Oct. 29, as part of its annual “Warm Your Hearts with Coats Drive.” Coats of all shapes and sizes are welcome and may be dropped off...Read more


SPIRIT Wake Forest will host a private screening of "The Marvels" (PG-13) for individuals with sensory sensitivities Thursday, Nov. 16, at 5:30 p.m. at Marquee Cinemas, 10600 Common Oaks Dr., Raleigh.

Open to people of all ages, Sensory-Friendly Movie Night will allow for stimming,...Read more



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