Specialized Programs

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


Inclusion Services 
The Town of Wake Forest's Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Resources Department is committed to an inclusive approach to recreation and encourages individuals with and without disabilities to participate together. In order for individuals with special needs to participate as fully as possible, reasonable modifications will be provided in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you or a family member requires a reasonable modification to participate in a program, please contact Kelly Schurtz at or 919-556-7093.


What is a Reasonable Modification? 
Reasonable modifications are additional supports and resources used to help aid a person with a disability to participate in any program. These resources may include, but are not limited to, auxillary aids or services, adaptive equipment, or additional support staff. The ADA does not require the Town of Wake Forest to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, compromise the safety of participants, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.


Upcoming Events

Fun with Fitness
Saturdays, 9:15 - 10:15 am
Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St.

  • Jun. 10 - Taekwondo

  • Jul. 8 - Yoga

  • Aug. 12 -Zumba

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.


Club Connect
4th Thursday of Each Month
Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St.

Join us once a month for socialization, activities, & fun! Participants will be provided with the opportunity to socialize with peers, play games, be creative, and plan activities based on input from the group. Participants must be 15 years or older and able to perform self-care routines independently and can bring a buddy if necessary. Don't miss out on all the excitement! Connect, Empower, & Achieve! All participants must have a parent or gaurdian complete a registration form.

Club Connect will be held every 4th Thursday of the month at the Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St., from 5:30-7:30 pm.

  • Jun. 22

  • Jul. 27

  • Aug. 24

  • Sept. 21


Family Movie Nights
Friday, July 28 & Aug. 18; 6:30 pm
Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St.

Movie night is a *free* event that allows children with special needs to enjoy a movie in a safe and accepting environment. The environment will include additional lighting and the movie volume will be lowered so everyone can enjoy it! Audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, sing, and shout! Fun for the whole family!


Dream League Baseball
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.