Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources
We Want to Hear from You - Take our 2021 PRCR Survey
The Town of Wake Forest is inviting residents to share their thoughts and opinions on Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department programs, services, facilities and special events by completing a comprehensive survey. The survey is available through Friday, Feb. 12, and takes less than 20 minutes to complete.
The 2021 PRCR Survey is designed to provide critical information in determining community values, satisfaction levels, needs and priorities, and demographics for the PRCR Department’s long-range planning efforts.
Data obtained from the survey will be statistically summarized and used to measure against recommendations within the PRCR Master Plan. Adopted in 2015, the Master Plan is a 10-year vision for future parks, greenways, programs and facilities. The plan is intended to help meet the needs of current and future residents by positioning Wake Forest to build on the community’s unique parks and recreation assets and identify new opportunities.
Welcome to the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department!
Our mission is to enhance the lives of the citizens by promoting health and wellness through diverse, safe, accessible, and culturally enriching recreational opportunities.
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.
Registration is underway for a number of programs and accepted online 24-hours-a-day.
Pre-registration is required for all classes, programs, and athletic leagues unless otherwise noted. A copy of the participant's birth certificate is required for all youth athletic leagues. Online registration is available for adult athletic leagues, youth athletic leagues, and programs.
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.
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.