The Town of Wake Forest is in the preliminary planning stages for the Joyner Park Community Center.
Joyner Park is comprised of 117 acres - 84 of which are currently being used. Preliminary plans call for the center to be constructed on a portion of the park’s 33 remaining acres. Town officials insist the facility will be constructed in a manner consistent with the park’s natural beauty and rustic feel.
Citizen input is an integral part of the town's planning process. In January 2017 the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department hosted two public meetings to solicit public feedback concerning the center. Representatives from Clark Nexsen, the facility designer, and the PRCR Department were on hand at each meeting inviting attendees to ask questions and share suggestions.
Discussions focused on potential programming at the center and how to best achieve the appropriate balance between maintaining E. Carroll Joyner Park’s natural charm while adding needed amenities.
Information gathered during the sessions is being used to help identify, develop, and evaluate the design of the community center.
Share Your Comments
The Town of Wake Forest is also encouraging area residents to share their comments via email no later than Friday, Feb. 24.
- The public comment period ended Friday, Feb. 24.
2014 Bond Referendum
In November 2014 town voters approved $25.1 million in general obligation bonds to finance unmet capital needs in the areas of parks and recreation facilities, streets and sidewalks, and greenways.
The Joyner Park Community Center will account for just over $11 million of the $14.2 million worth of parks and recreation facility projects. The remainder will go towards a new senior center.
For more information, contact Ruben Wall at 919-435-9561.