Joyner Park Community Center
Joyner Park Community Center grand opening Oct. 19
Area residents are invited to the official grand opening of the Joyner Park Community Center (JPCC) on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 10 a.m. The event will serve as the official opening of the 32,000 square-foot community center and the adjacent playground. Both will remain closed to the public until the grand opening.
The grand opening celebration will include a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony, brief remarks by Town officials, tours of the facility, class and program demonstrations, face painters, a DJ and light refreshments.
A Fitness Fair will follow from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., featuring local health and fitness vendors.
The facility will remain open for tours until 2 p.m.
Situated in E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, the JPCC is designed to blend in with current Joyner Park structures and the natural habitat. The facility features a walking track, gymnasium for basketball, volleyball and pickleball, multi-purpose rooms, dance studio and kitchen. It also houses the staff offices for the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department.
Designed to blend in with current Joyner Park structures and the natural habitat, the new 32,000-square-foot facility will feature a walking track, gymnasium for basketball, volleyball and pickleball, multi-purpose rooms, dance studio and kitchen.
The facility has been constructed in a manner consistent with the park's natural beauty and rustic feel.
Joyner Park is comprised of 117 acres - 84 of which are currently being used. The new facility is being constructed on a portion of the park's 33 remaining acres.
Both Wake Forest residents and non-residents ages 11 and older must have a Recreation Card (Rec Card) to access amenities offered at PRCR facilities, including the Joyner Park Community Center (JPCC) and Flaherty Park Community Center (FPCC). Although Rec Cards are free for Wake Forest residents, the following fees now apply for people who live outside the Wake Forest town limits and do not pay Wake Forest property taxes: Individual, $25; Family, $50; Drop-in fee, $5.
For both residents and non-residents, there is a $5 replacement fee for lost or stolen cards.
To obtain a Rec Card you must first create an online profile.
Then, visit the FPCC, 1226 N. White St., or the Alston-Massenburg Center (AMC), 416 N. Taylor St., during normal business hours to have your picture taken and present proof of residency. Acceptable forms of proof include a valid picture ID with your current address, a current utility bill with your street address, or other document that includes your full name and address.
Residents and non-residents may also obtain a Rec Card at the Joyner Park Community Center (JPCC) Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 19, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., then during normal business hours beginning Monday, Oct. 21.
Rec Cards are valid for one year from the date of purchase and must be renewed annually. At the time of renewal, individuals must return to a PRCR facility with verification documents proving they still reside within the Wake Forest Town Limits.
Wake Forest residents and non-residents who obtain a Rec Card have access to amenities offered at all PRCR facilities, including the new JPCC. During normal operating hours, card holders ages 11 and older can enjoy open gym times for volleyball, basketball and pickleball, while card holders ages 16 and older will be eligible to use the JPCC’s indoor walking track, cardio equipment and exercise room.
Area residents are invited to visit PRCR facilities any time, but a Rec Card is required to access the amenities, such as open gym times, cardio equipment and walking track. Anyone who qualifies for a Rec Card but does not want one must pay the $5 drop-in fee to utilize these amenities.
A November 2014 Wake Forest Bond Referendum initiative, the Joyner Park Community Center will account for just over $11 million of the $14.2 million worth of parks and recreation facility projects approved by town voters.
The other parks and recreation initiatives include the Joyner Park playground and amphitheater cover and renovations to the Northern Wake Senior Center.