Closures & Repairs

Flaherty Park Greenway closed as Flaherty Park Dam Repair Project gets underway
June 6, 2024

Morgan Corporation, a contractor working on behalf of the Town of Wake Forest, has closed the greenway that connects the Flaherty Park Community Center, tennis courts, and pickleball courts, 1226 N. White St., with the Flaherty Park Dog Park, baseball fields, playground, and Wegmans Outdoor Fitness Court, 1100 N. White St.

The closure is necessary to allow crews to repair the Flaherty Park Dam.

Signage and barricades have been posted to inform the public of the closure. The greenway is scheduled to reopen later this year.

During an inspection of Flaherty Park Pond in 2017, Freese and Nichols, a contractor hired by the Town, identified concerns regarding a potential dam breach and subsequent flooding. To address these issues, a comprehensive repair plan was developed that includes fortifying the dam with approximately 3,200 cubic yards of fill dirt.

The total cost of the project is estimated at $951,277 and will be funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). For more information, email CIP Manager Steven Meyer at [email protected].  


Flaherty Park Field 2 closed for renovations
March 13, 2024

Field 2 at J.B. Flaherty Park, 1100 N. White St., is closed for renovation and upgrades.

Earlier this month, the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department initiated the first phase of a comprehensive renovation project at Field 2 that will include:

  • Demolition of the existing stairs leading up to the field, concrete walkways, bleachers, dugouts, backstop; and a portion of the perimeter baseball field fencing.

  • Construction of new stairs and walkways leading up to the field, gated entry, concrete walkways, shaded seating areas, dugouts, bullpens, irrigation system modifications, tension netting backstop with decorative knee wall, baseball field fencing, decorative fencing around the perimeter of the site, and electrical and landscape improvements.


Closures & Repairs
Parks Maintenance Manager