Kiwanis Park


Kiwanis Park is a 1-acre park located at 400 E Holding Avenue in Wake Forest next to the Wake Forest Public Library. Park amenities include a playground, picnic shelter, and paved greenway trail.

Amenities and Features

  • one-acre park
  • adjacent to the Wake Forest Public Library
  • playground, including several pieces of equipment designed for children with special needs
  • picnic shelter
  • paved greenway trail


  1. Park is open daily from dawn to dusk.

  2. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

  3. Smoking is limited to parking areas only.

  4. Use of personal grills (gas and/or charcoal) is prohibited.

  5. Dogs must be on a leash. Also, please clean up after your dog. Dog waste receptacles and bags are provided.  

  6. View our complete listing of park rules and safety


Kiwanis Park is a 1-acre park located at 400 E Holding Avenue in Wake Forest next to the Wake Forest Public Library. The mission of the Wake Forest Chapter of the Kiwanis Club is to enrich the lives of children in the area. The club’s goal was to sponsor a park that would benefit the Town’s children. The location was chosen specifically because of its proximity to the Local Library and thought to be an ideal place for children and their parents. Through grants and financial partnerships, they were able to fund the park’s land construction. The local Kiwanis chapter provided the play equipment for the park. Amenities in the park include the playground, picnic shelter and paved greenway trail.

Kiwanis Park is named for the club that provided the funding for the park. It was completed in 1997, shortly after the completion of the library in 1996. The Park equipment was updated in 2010 to include therapeutic swings, sand box, and “sight and sound” play panel.

The Wake Forest Chapter of Kiwanis International was started in 1987 by Wake Forest resident Thomas Dimmock. The mission of the over 5,000 North American Kiwanis Clubs including the Wake Forest Chapter is dedicating to improving the lives of children, one community at a time.

Researched and written by Adrian Schaller, Wake Forest Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Advisory Board


Beverly Whisnant, Long-time Resident, Member, Kiwanis, Wake Forest Historic Association and Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission.

Kiwanis Park
400 E. Holding Ave. Wake Forest, NC