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 JPCC, 701 Harris Road, 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.
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.
Rec Cards provide access to amenities
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 and basketball, while card holders ages 16 and older will be eligible to use the JPCC’s indoor walking track, cardio equipment and exercise room. Age restrictions apply to some of the open play.
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.