Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources

Welcome to the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department!

Mission Statement

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department is committed to enhancing the lives of the citizens by promoting health and wellness through diverse, safe, accessible, and culturally enriching recreational opportunities.

Vision Statement

To create a culture of innovation which inspires and encourages a passion for parks and recreation that cultivates a sense of community and enhances the quality of life of our citizens.

CAPRA Accredited

In September 2018, the Wake Forest PRCR Department joined the ranks of elite park and recreation agencies across the country by earning accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

CAPRA accreditation is the only national accreditation for park and recreation agencies and is a measure of an agency's overall quality of operation, management and service to the community. This mark of distinction indicates that an agency has met rigorous standards related to the management and administration of lands, facilities, resources, programs, safety and services.


PRCR DepartmentProgram Registration

Pre-registration is required for all programs and classes via RecDesk.

Registration is required for youth athletics via Team Sideline.

Adult sport league team registrations are also accepted through Team Sideline.

You may also register during normal business hours at the Joyner Park Community Center, 701 Harris Road; Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 N. White St.; and Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St.


Parks & Facilities

We manage 561 acres of parks, open space, natural land and trails. This includes five baseball/softball fields, three soccer fields, one pool, six picnic areas, eight playgrounds, eight lighted tennis courts, Flaherty Dog Park, the Wake Forest Community House, Flaherty Park Community Center, the Alston-Massenburg Center, and more than 50 miles of developed and undeveloped greenway trails.


Rules to Remember

Alcoholic beverages are prohibited at all town facilities, and smoking is limited to parking areas only. Use of personal grills, including gas and/or charcoal, is prohibited in all parks.


"Got Snacks?" Refuel with Fruits and Water- Associates for Health in Action Healthy Snacks

We encourage and support healthy snacks and water use among youth athletic programs offered by the Town.


Vision for the Future

The PRCR Department's Master Plan was developed in 2015.


Volunteer Background Screening

Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources

Joyner Park Community Center
701 Harris Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

Flaherty Park Community Center


Alston-Massenburg Center


Joyner Park Community Center