Special Needs

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department offers a variety of enriching programs tailored specifically for citizens with special needs.

Family Game Night
Friday, Jan. 27; 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Wake Forest Community House, 133 Owen Ave.

Enjoy a fun-filled evening playing board games with the whole family. We provide a library of games for you to enjoy or you can bring your own if you'd like. Bring your favorite snack and concessions will also be available for purchase. Come enjoy plenty of fun and laughter with all of us! Pre-registration is required. 


Dream League Baseball
Registrations accepted Feb. 1-28

Games are played April - June
Heritage High Park, 1140 Forestville Road
Dream League Baseball is designed for school-age participants with special needs. League games are played on Saturdays from late April through early June at Heritage High Park. Registration is held throughout the month of February each year, and all registration will be held online.


Special Needs Valentine Party
Saturday, Feb. 11; 2-4 pm
Wake Forest Community House, 133 Owen Ave. 

The Town of Wake Forest invites our youth with special needs and their siblings to celebrate Valentine's Day. The party will feature music, crafts, games, and refreshments. Drop in for a game of BINGO and try your luck at winning a prize! Pre-registration is required. 


Fun with Fitness
Begins Saturday, Feb. 18; 9:15 - 10:15 am
Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St.

  • Feb. 18- Zumba

  • Mar. 11- Taekwondo

  • Apr. 15- Yoga

Come join us and have fun with fitness! Experience a variety of introductory level fitness classes in a safe and inviting environment. Learn basic exercise techniques and movements. Get moving with music, dance, stories, and creativity! Wear clothing that is comfortable and easy to move in. Bring a water bottle and a buddy if necessary. Pre-registration is required.


Rhythm Kids- An Adaptive Drumming Circle
Tuesday, Mar. 14; 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Wake Forest Renaissance Center, 405 S. Brooks St.

The ancient practice of group drumming is now clinically proven to reduce stress, boost the immune system, foster inclusion, and promote creativity.  It’s also super fun!  Join professional drum circle facilitator Greg Whitt of Drum For Change for a session specifically for special families.  Instruments are provided during the program.  No experience is necessary.  Persons with auditory sensitivity are encouraged to bring hearing protection. Pre-registration is required.


Special Needs Resource Fair
Saturday, April 1; 10 am - 1 pm
Richland Creek Community Church, 3229 Burlington Mills Road

This free event will include several professional vendors that specialize in providing children and adults with special needs an array of services, including therapeutic, health and wellness, educational, recreational, music, financial, and legal. The fair is designed to offer local families the opportunity to learn about dozens of programs, services, products, and resources - all in one location.