PRCR News

Police request public’s assistance locating Sanford Creek Greenway vandals 

The Wake Forest Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating the person or persons who used spray paint to deface trails and signage along the Sanford Creek Greenway. On Sunday morning, July 15, a greenway user reported the... read more
 
Posted by Bill Crabtree 07/16/2018

Men’s Fall Softball & Open Co-Rec Softball registration deadline extended to July 31 

The registration deadline for the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department’s Men’s Fall and Open Co-Recreational softball leagues has been extended until 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 31. Online registration for both leagues is... read more
 
Posted by Bill Crabtree 07/16/2018

Tyler Run Park basketball court closed for reconstruction 

The basketball court at Tyler Run Park, 830 Pineview Dr., is temporarily closed for reconstruction. Upon completion, the basketball court will feature a new surface, be high school regulation in size, provide benches, and be handicap... read more
 
Posted by Bill Crabtree 07/06/2018

Fireworks Spectacular attendees invited to take online survey 

The Town of Wake Forest hosted the 2018 Fireworks Spectacular on Tuesday, July 3, at Heritage High School, 1150 Forestville Road. An estimated 20,000 area residents attended the event, while hundreds more watched the fireworks display from areas in... read more
 
Posted by Bill Crabtree 07/05/2018

Portion of Flaherty Park parking lot closed Monday & Tuesday 

Portions of the Flaherty Park and Flaherty Dog Park parking lots, 1226 N. White St., will be closed today and tomorrow, July 2-3, for maintenance and restriping. Crews will attempt to complete the work in two phases in order to try to keep... read more
 
Posted by Bill Crabtree 07/02/2018

Taylor Street Park Sprayground announces new Sunday hours 

Beginning Sunday, July 1, the Taylor Street Park Sprayground will operate according to a new schedule on Sundays only. Located in the vicinity of Taylor Street Park and the Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St., the sprayground is currently ... read more
 
Posted by Bill Crabtree 06/27/2018

Family Movie Night at Joyner Park this Saturday 

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department is hosting a free, monthly outdoor movie series through August at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. The second in the series of “Family Movie Nights at Joyner Park” will... read more
 
Posted by Bill Crabtree 06/26/2018

Taylor Street Park Sprayground set to reopen today at 10 a.m. 

The Taylor Street Park Sprayground will reopen today at 10 a.m. after being closed since Saturday. Town officials were forced to close the facility after a patron inadvertently tampered with sprayground equipment causing it to malfunction. The... read more
 
Posted by Bill Crabtree 06/26/2018

Sprayground closed due to tampering 

Due to an unintentional act by a sprayground patron, the Taylor Street Park Sprayground is not operating and will be closed until further notice. Earlier today, Wake Forest Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources staff determined a child... read more
 
Posted by Bill Crabtree 06/23/2018

2018 Independence Day Celebration set for July 3-4 

Fireworks, games, live entertainment and more await you at Wake Forest’s 2018 Independence Day Celebration. Presented by Power Secure, this community extravaganza is Wake Forest’s most eagerly anticipated summertime event serving up two days’ worth... read more
 
Posted by Bill Crabtree 06/20/2018
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2012 PARKS & RECREATION PRESS RELEASES

All press releases are listed in the order in which they were released, starting with the most recent.

Basketball League Registrations Begin Aug. 1
July 31, 2012

Free Concert at Joyner Park Aug. 5
July 24, 2012

Heritage High School's Multiuse & Baseball/Softball Fields Closed for Maintenance
July 16, 2012

Family Movie Night at Joyner Park Aug. 18
July 16, 2012

Heritage High School's Multiuse Fields #3 & #4 Closed for Maintenance
June 25, 2012

Smith Creek Soccer Center Field #2 Closed for Maintenance
June 12, 2012

Swim Lesson Registration Begins June 1
May 24, 2012

Fall Baseball & Softball Registration Begins June 1
May 15, 2012

Parks & Recreation Partnering With Kiwanis Club to Raise Funds for Sprayground
May 15, 2012

Holding Park Pool to Open May 26
May 14, 2012

Six Sundays in Spring Set to Kick Off April 29
April 23, 2012

Tree Sculptor Set to Begin April 10
April 3, 2012

Temporary Closings Announced for Holding Park
March 15, 2012

Town Partnering With Lions Club and Heritage High School on Tree Planting Project
March 12, 2012

Cameron Day Named Tree Sculpture Contest Winner
March 8, 2012

Parks & Recreation Department Announces New Policies
March 7, 2012

Arbor Day Celebration March 15
March 6, 2012

Easter Egg Hunt March 24
March 6, 2012

Youth Baseball, Softball, and T-Ball Registration Begins Feb. 1
January 24, 2012

Dream League Registration Begins Feb. 1
January 24, 2012

Adult Men's Softball League Registration Begins Feb. 1
January 24, 2012

Portion of Flaherty Park Greenway to be Temporarily Closed
January 17, 2012

Parks & Recreation Open House Jan. 20
January 10, 2012

Urban Forestry Board Seeks Nominations for Green Medal Awards
January 9, 2012

 

2011 PARKS & RECREATION PRESS RELEASES

Ailey Young Park Entrance Closed Friday
December 7, 2011

Calls from Santa Dec. 8
November 15, 2011

Street Tree Maintenance Underway in Heritage
November 14, 2011

Volunteer Youth Basketball Coaches Needed
November 14, 2011

Parks & Recreation Department Announces Tree Sculpture Contest
November 10, 2011

Park Restrooms Closed for Season
November 10, 2011

Introducing Wake Forest's New Urban Forester
November 1, 2011

Alston-Massenburg Center Upgrades Underway
November 1, 2011

2012 Arbor Day Poster Contest
October 25, 2011

Halloween Spooktacular Oct. 20
October 13, 2011

Bright Star Touring Theater Presents “Jack’s Adventure in NC History” Oct. 20
October 10, 2011

Free Games and Concert Sunday at Joyner Park
October 4, 2011

"Wake Forest Unplugged...Get Connected" Starts Oct. 7
September 27, 2011

Youth Basketball Registration Begins Oct. 1
September 27, 2011

Rags to Riches Presents "Old Aesop's Fables" Sept. 22
September 12, 2011

Smoking Banned in Wake Forest Parks & Greenways
August 18, 2011

Portion of Sanford Creek Greenway to be Temporarily Closed
August 17, 2011

Dunn Creek Greenway Update
August 16, 2011

Holding Park Pool Open for Free on Friday
July 27, 2011

Free Concert on Aug. 7 at E. Carroll Joyner Park
July 26, 2011

Football & Basketball League Registrations Begin Aug. 1
July 25, 2011

Holding Park Pool to Open Saturday
June 3, 2011

Volunteers Sought for Adopt-a-Trail Program
June 1, 2011

Swim Lesson Registration Begins June 1
May 31, 2011

Leak to Delay Opening of Holding Park Pool
May 17, 2011

Fall Baseball & Softball Registration Begins June 1
May 16, 2011

Easter Egg Hunt April 9
March 28, 2011

Wall Selected as Town's New Parks & Recreation Director
February 18, 2011

Parks & Recreation Open House Jan. 21
January 18, 2011

Adult Men's Softball League Registration Begins Feb. 1
January 18, 2011

Dream League Registration Begins Feb. 1
January 18, 2011

Youth Baseball, Softball, & T-Ball Registration Begins Feb. 1
January 18, 2011

Town Operations Altered By Ice
January 11, 2011