You’re invited to Wake Forest PRCR Master Plan Update open house sessions November 2 & 14

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 - 2:51pm

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department is in the process of updating its five-year Master Plan. Community input is the cornerstone of that process, also known as Play It Forward Wake Forest.

On Thursday, Nov. 2, and Tuesday, Nov. 14, the PRCR Department and PRCR Advisory Board will host public meetings (drop-in style open houses) where attendees can share their thoughts and opinions on needed facilities, amenities, programs, and services – and how the Town of Wake Forest should prioritize its investments in recreational offerings.

The open house sessions will take place according to the following schedule:

  • Thursday, Nov. 2, 6-8 p.m.; Alston Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 14, 6-8 p.m.; Ground Floor Meeting Room, Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.

Both sessions will have an informal, open house-style format, so residents and stakeholders can drop in anytime from 6-8 p.m. to view displays, ask questions, and share comments.

The PRCR Master Plan reflects the Town’s vision of a vibrant community and responds to the needs and desires of its residents, friends, and visitors for fun, healthy, exciting, and diverse activities. Scheduled for completion in 2024, the master plan update is designed to examine where we are now, what our anticipated needs are for the future, and how we can improve and upgrade our existing facilities and programs to effectively serve residents and visitors in years to come.

Wake Forest is contracting with McAdams, a multidisciplinary planning, design, and engineering firm, to assist with the process. McAdams’ team of planners and consultants will inventory and assess the Town’s existing parks, facilities, recreational amenities, and program offerings to determine how they can be updated, expanded, and improved to meet the community’s current and future needs.

Several additional citizen engagement opportunities will be offered in the coming weeks. To learn more, visit