Alerts & Closures

 

COVID-19 Alerts, Cancellations & Closures

The following is a list of facilities, events, and meetings that are closed or canceled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information and resources, visit the Town of Wake Forest's COVID-19 Information page. 

For questions about a specific Town facility or facility rental, contact the facility directly or call 919-435-9560.

 

Town Updates

“WakeHELPS” program pays past-due utility bills for residents affected by COVID-19

COVID-19 claims Town events through October

Holding Park Aquatic Center opened July 1. Open Swim times are scheduled in three-hour blocks, with one hour in between to allow staff to clean and sanitize the facility. Patrons must register and pay for each session in advance

Taylor Street Park Sprayground opened Saturday, June 13.

Yard waste collection resumed May 11

Tennis courts and pickleball courts reopened May 9

Park restrooms reopened May 9

Bulk waste collection resumed June 2 

Wake Forest Loop B resumed normal operations Tuesday, May 26

Picnic shelters, outdoor basketball courts and batting cages re-opened Saturday, May 23, at 8 a.m, but no more than 25 people are allowed to assemble

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

Canceled Events

COVID-19 claims Town events through October

2020 in-person Fireworks Spectacular - Officials put on an aerial fireworks display for residents to watch on Facebook Live. The fireworks show was re-aired throughout July on WFTV 10.

2020 Children's Parade and Art-in-the-Park 

2020 Friday Night on White concert series

2020 Family Movie Nights at Joyner Park

2020 Memorial Flag-Raising Ceremonies

All Town of Wake Forest-sponsored events and activities until further notice.

All Wake Forest Renaissance Centre programs, events and rentals until further notice. 

Happy Dan the Magic Man (until further notice)

Flaherty Dog Park Grand Reopening (originally scheduled for March 20). The dog park remains open.

Monday Community Meals (originally scheduled for March 23 and April 27)

Rockin' the Forest featuring The Magnificents Band (originally scheduled for March 27)

Easter Egg Hunt (originally scheduled for March 28)

STEM Saturday (originally scheduled for March 28)

Sons of Mystro (originally scheduled for April 3)

Dirt Day and Arbor Day Tree Seedling Giveaway (originally scheduled for April 4)

flix4kidz (until further notice

Free at 3 (until further notice)

Paper Shredding Event (originally scheduled for April 20)

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre (originally scheduled for April 25)

Six Sundays in Spring (April 26-May 31)

Multicultural Day (originally scheduled for May 30)

Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources-sponsored Youth & Adult athletics leagues (baseball, softball and kickball) through May 31

First Friday Flix (until further notice)

Cemetery Walking Tour (originally scheduled for May 9)

Music at Midday (originally scheduled for May 14 and May 21)

SOLE Defined presents REMIX & VIBEZ (originally scheduled for May 15)

Closed Facilities

Wake Forest Renaissance Centre until further notice.

Joyner Park Community Center until further notice.

Northern Wake Senior Center until further notice.

Flaherty Park Community Center until further notice.

Alston-Massenburg Center until further notice.

Wake Forest Community House until further notice.

All Wake Forest PRCR-maintained playgrounds until further notice.

Postponed/Suspended Programs & Events

Northern Wake Senior Center Grand Reopening (originally scheduled for March 27).

Citizens Planning Academy (originally scheduled for April 13, April 27 and May 11. Rescheduled for September 17, October 1 and October 15)

Fingerprinting service and child safety seat installations offered by the Police Department until further notice. 

Open Play Times at Flaherty Park Community Center and Joyner Park Community Center until further notice.

Community Calendar

The Week Ahead

Wake Forest Police Department Explorer Post 401 meetings and ride-alongs 

Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources-sponsored Youth athletics leagues (baseball and softball), including practices and games, until further notice.

Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources-sponsored cultural programming, including classes, events and camps, until further notice.

Bicycle Safety Fair (originally scheduled for May 2, rescheduled for Sept. 5)

National Trails Day (originally scheduled for June 6, rescheduled for Nov. 7)

Wake Forest-Raleigh Express until further notice

Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Updates

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

Youth athletics leagues (baseball, softball, kickball), including practices and games, are suspended until further notice.

Adult athletics leagues (softball and kickball) are suspended until further notice. 

Cultural programming, including classes, events and camps, are suspended until until further notice.

PRCR facilities, including Flaherty Park Community Center, Alston-Massenburg Center, Wake Forest Community House and Joyner Park Community Center are closed until further notice.

Wake Forest parks and trails remain open but water fountains are turned off. We reiterate the importance of social distancing and avoidance of large gatherings and group activities.

Flaherty Dog Park is open. 

Tennis and pickleball courts re-opened Saturday, May 9, at 8 a.m.

All Wake Forest PRCR-maintained playgrounds are closed until further notice.

All Wake Forest PRCR-maintained athletics fields reopened June 8 but no more than 25 people are allowed to assemble. 

All PRCR-maintained picnic shelters and basketball courts reopened May 23 but no more than 25 people are allowed to assemble.

2020 Family Movie Nights at Joyner Park are canceled.

Holding Park Aquatic Center will open July 1. Open Swim times are scheduled in three-hour blocks, with one hour in between to allow staff to clean and sanitize the facility. Patrons must register and pay for each session in advance. Registration begins June 30, 2020.

Taylor Street Park Sprayground opened Saturday, June 13.

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

Alerts & Closures
Communications & Public Affairs Director
919-435-9421
919-761-3719
COVID-19 Questions?

Specific questions about your risk 
covid19.questions@wakegov.com
919-856-7044

General feedback
covid19.feedback@wakegov.com

Health-related questions
covid19.questions@wakegov.com 
919-856-7044

Business-related questions
919-856-7420