PRCR athletic fields to open June 8

Friday, June 5, 2020 - 2:13pm

Effective Monday, June 8, the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department will open all Town-maintained athletic fields at all Town parks, except Flaherty Park Field #3 which is closed for maintenance. The fields, which have been closed due to COVID-19, will be available for rent beginning Monday, June 15.

These amenities are not sanitized daily, and visitors must use at their own risk. In addition, all users must follow group size (25 max) and social distancing guidelines.

Community health and safety is the top priority for the Town of Wake Forest. The situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve, so the Town’s athletic fields are subject to close with limited notice. Wake Forest officials will continue to closely monitor updates and follow guidelines from the Wake County Health Department, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHSS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These guidelines have been implemented in protocols established by the Town to address potential exposure to the coronavirus and protect our community and staff.

Out of concern for public safety, PRCR offices and buildings, including Joyner Park Community Center, Flaherty Park Community Center, Wake Forest Community House and Alston-Massenburg Center, remain closed to the public. A limited number of programs are being offered at these facilities, so only registered participants are allowed to enter.

In addition, playgrounds remain closed and drinking fountains are turned off.  

The Taylor Street Park Sprayground, 416 N. Taylor St., is scheduled to re-open Saturday, June 13, at 10 a.m.

An announcement concerning the opening of the Holding Park Aquatic Center, 133 W. Owen Ave.,  is expected no later than Monday, June 15.

For more information, call 919-435-9560.