Rec Card required to access amenities at PRCR facilities

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 3:32pm

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department is reminding residents and non-residents ages 11 and older that they must present a Recreation Card (Rec Card) to access amenities offered at PRCR facilities, including the Joyner Park Community Center (JPCC) and Flaherty Park Community Center (FPCC).

Rec Cards are free for Wake Forest residents, but the following fees apply for people who live outside the Wake Forest town limits and do not pay Wake Forest property taxes: Individual, $25; Family, $50; Drop-in fee, $5.

For both residents and non-residents, there is a $5 replacement fee for lost or stolen cards.

Anyone interested in obtaining a Rec Card must first create an online profile at Then, visit the JPCC, 701 Harris Road, FPCC, 1226 N. White St., or the Alston-Massenburg Center (AMC), 416 N. Taylor St., during normal business hours to have your picture taken and present proof of residency. Acceptable forms of proof include a valid picture ID with current address, a current utility bill with street address, or other document that includes full name and address.

Rec Cards are valid for one year from the date of purchase and must be renewed annually. At the time of renewal, individuals must return to a PRCR facility with verification documents proving they still reside within the Wake Forest town limits.

Wake Forest residents and non-residents who obtain a Rec Card have access to amenities offered at all PRCR facilities, including the JPCC. During normal operating hours, card holders ages 11 and older can enjoy open gym times for volleyball and basketball, while card holders ages 16 and older may use the JPCC’s indoor walking track, cardio equipment and exercise room. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult on the JPCC walking track.

Anyone who qualifies for a Rec Card but does not want one must pay the $5 drop-in fee to utilize these amenities.

The Rec Card program was created to help ensure the safety of all patrons who use PRCR facilities. For additional information about the Rec Card, contact Joyner Park Recreation Center Manager Cindi King at 919-435-9557 or