Greenways are an important part of the Town of Wake Forest’s Open Space & Greenways Plan, updated in 2009. Greenways answer the growing public demand for safe and pleasant ways to travel about the town and offer many benefits.
The town’s first greenway was constructed in 2003. Currently there are eight miles of developed and 50 miles of undeveloped greenways in the Wake Forest system, with more greenways being built every year.
Greenway corridors are prioritized to meet economic and transportation objectives.
Members of our entire community can provide input and contribute efforts to maintain and enhance our greenway system. The Adopt-a-Trail program allows volunteers to participate in two ways, trail clean-up and trail enhancement, both of which enhance the beauty and functionality of the greenway system. The Adopt-a-Stream program allows proactive volunteers to monitor their neighborhood streams which can be accessed from the greenways. The Tree Steward program certifies volunteers who are trained to plant and care for town trees often found along greenways. Greenways serve as a classroom for environmental education, where we can learn about land forms, water quality, as well as plants and animals.
The Greenways Advisory Board advises the Board of Commissioners and town staff in the operation of the greenways system, by recommending policies, acquisitions and expansions, and improvements to the system. Land owners in Wake Forest can also contribute to the greenway system by dedicating land or easements for greenway use. The Public Art Commission strives to acquire works of public art that will enhance public spaces throughout Town; some art will be placed along greenways to enhance the natural beauty of the landscape.
Town of Wake Forest App
We've added a "Greenways" function to the Town of Wake Forest app. Use it as your official guide to the town's trails and greenways - all at your fingertips!
Wake Forest Trails & Greenways