Parks, Recreation & Greenway Alerts

Last updated Oct. 23, 2016 - 6:40 am

Field Status Codes:

  • Code Green - Indicates open fields
  • Code Yellow - Indicates fields status will be an on site decision
  • Code Red - Indicates closed fields

View Greenway Repairs and Closures

Facility Closures Due to Storm Impact

  • Lake Wheeler is open. Boat Launches have resumed.
  • Lake Johnson has sustained storm damage throughout the park. Our staff have marked known down, damaged or leaning trees that pose a hazard to the public. Please do not cross, break or remove caution tape throughout the park that is designed to notify the public of danger and reduce the risk of exposure to that danger.

Updated 10/18/2016 at 11:45 a.m.

The Greenway trails and River Access Launch sites are closed due to unsafe conditions.

We will continue to post updates on this site as conditions change. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Updated 10/21/2016 at 1:40 p.m.

Field Status- Code Yellow

Field status is CODE YELLOW, which indicates field conditions will be decided on site.

Please check the weatherline for status updates throughout the day: 919-996-6575.

**Coaches and or team managers, any changes in field status beyond this point will be communicated to you through your league administrator**

Updated 10/23/2016 as of 6:40am.

Jaycee Park Improvements

Jaycee Park Re-Paving Project
Work will begin Monday, September 26, 2016 on a re-paving project at Jaycee Park. Phase one work will involve the demolition and re-paving of the parking lot in front of the Frank Evans building. Phase two will involve demolition and re-paving of the service road between Frank Evans Administration Office and the Jaycee Softball Field #1. All offices will remain open. City of Raleigh Recycling Station will be located temporarily near Jaycee Field #3 with access from Tower St. Limited parking will remain available in front of Jaycee Center and additional parking is available at the volleyball and tennis courts. We expect the project to be completed and open for use by February 2017.

Jaycee Park Dog Run
Work will begin Monday, September 26, 2016 on the construction of the City’s new off leash dog facility at Jaycee Park. Initial work will involve the demolition of the old comfort station/picnic shelter structure and initial site clearing. Installation of fencing, concrete entrance, connecting sidewalk, signage and surfacing will follow. We expect the facility to be completed and opened for use by early Spring, 2017.

Updated 10/3/16

Greenway Repairs and Closures

As greenways trails and structures age, maintenance and repairs are necessary. Due to the nature of this work, the trails will occasionally need to be closed to complete this work in an safe and efficient manner.

View latest closures and repairs.

Laurel Hills Playground Closed for Renovation

On May 5, 2015 Raleigh City Council approved the schematic design for the Sassafras All Children’s Playground at Laurel Hills Park and authorized City staff to proceed with construction documents and construction. The project is anticipated to be completed in early Fall 2016. For information and to stay up to date on the Sassafras All Children’s Playground at Laurel Hills Park visit the project page. We invite you to keep playing at one of our other playground locations.

Updated 8/31/2015

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Gardens Expansion

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Gardens will be closed from January 2016 through early Fall 2016 for construction during the expansion project.
Updated 12/29/15

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