Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources News

Taylor Street Park Sprayground, 416 N. Taylor St., will open for the 2024 season on Saturday, April 27, at 10 a.m. Free and open to the public, the sprayground will operate according to the following schedule through Friday, June 7:

Sundays, 1-8 p.m.

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Town of Wake Forest crews have closed a portion of the Wake Forest Reservoir Soft Trails near the boat launch to remove three trees damaged during a recent storm. The area is expected to be closed for the next several days.

The removal of the trees will also require the closure of the...Read more


The Town of Wake Forest will close a portion of the Sanford Creek Greenway in the vicinity of Rose Angel Circle Tuesday, April 16, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The closure is necessary to allow crews to remove a tree that poses a danger to public safety.

Signage and barricades will be posted to...Read more


The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department will host an online Esports gaming tournament featuring the game "Tekken 8" on Saturday, May 18. Presented by Ting Internet, the tournament will serve as a qualifier for the BODYARMOR State Games FGC Gohon Kumite...Read more


The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department will commemorate “National Physical Fitness Month” in May by offering a 50-Mile Walking Challenge for area residents ages 11 and older.

Residents who accept the walking challenge commit to walk at least 50 miles...Read more


Flaherty Dog Park, 1100 N. White St., will be closed for maintenance Monday-Thursday, April 8-11. The temporary closure is necessary to allow crews to install new mulch, finish sidewalk repairs, and complete pedestrian access upgrades to comply with ADA standards.

Signage will be posted...Read more


On Monday and Tuesday, April 8-9, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. each day, Town crews will add several accessible parking spaces along West Owen Avenue in the vicinity of Holding Park, 133 W. Owen Ave. Crews will also take the opportunity to restripe several existing parking spaces.

The initiative...Read more


The lighting upgrade project at the Flaherty Park Tennis Courts, 1226 N. White St., has been completed in just over a week’s time.

On March 25, Walter Holmes Electric, a contractor working on behalf of the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department, began upgrading the...Read more


The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department will offer a free outdoor fitness series five nights a week in May at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. Free and open to area residents of all ages,...Read more


***UPDATE - The gas leak at Joyner Park has been sealed. The park is open, but Joyner Park Community Center remains closed. The facility will reopen Tuesday, April 2, at 8 a.m.

The following information was distributed today at 5:06 p.m.:

Emergency personnel are on the scene of...Read more



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