Leisure Ledger January - April 2018

7 Leisure Ledger January-April 2018 I parks.raleighnc.gov today—your survival may depend on it! Forest Ridge Park – Course Fee: $15 Shelter and Fire #214773 Feb 10 Sa 1:00-3:30pm #214774 Mar 10 Sa 1:00-3:30pm Teen Introduction to Indoor Rock Climbing Age: 12yrs and up. Join our staff for a challenging program of indoor rock climbing at one of the Triangle’s modern rock gyms. Instructors will focus on teaching concepts associated with belaying and will provide adequate practice to develop skills. By the end of the class, participants will be ready to take any climbing center belay test, a skill that is necessary in most climbing situations. Equipment, instruction, transportation and plenty of climbing opportunities will be provided. We will meet at the Forest Ridge Park Welcome Center before heading to the gym. Preregistration is required. Forest Ridge Park – Course Fee: $30 #215839 Jan 22 M 1:00-5:00pm #215841 Feb 9 F 2:00-6:00pm Spring Bike Week Age: 10-14yrs. Need something for your middle-schooler to do this spring break? The Adventure Program’s Spring Bike Week is a fun way to see all the trails and greenways our city has to offer. We will be on the go all day, riding from park to park and learning about biking, bike maintenance and the opportunities to ride in Raleigh. An overnight camping experience will take place Thursday night, returning at normal pickup time Friday. Drop-off time is 8:00-8:30am, and pick- up time is 5:00-5:30pm. Please be sure your child is on time as we depart daily at 8:30am. Cycling experience is required as we will be riding several miles each day. Participants must supply their own bike and helmet, a lunch, two snacks and a reusable water bottle each day. Campout equipment list will be provided upon registration. Questions? Contact the Adventure Program at adventure.proram@raleighnc.gov or 919- 996-6855. Forest Ridge Park – Course Fee: $260 #214931 Apr 2-6 M-F 8:00am-5:30pm Adult Kayak Pool Sessions Age: 8yrs and up. Pool sessions are open practice times for all levels of paddlers, whether you’re working on playboating, perfecting your roll or just wanting to try out the sport. Formal instruction is not provided, but a brief, basic boat orientation is available for beginners. So take advantage of the warm water at the pool and practice your paddling! No preregistration required. Participants clothes. Personal paddling equipment (Boat, Skirt, Helmet, PFD) optional if preferred Optimist Pool Apr 20 Neuse River (20 Anderson Point Drive) Apr 27, May 4 and 11 Non-City Owned Site – Course Fee: $65 #214870 Apr 20-May 11 F 5:30-7:30pm Wilderness Survival for Youth Age: 10-12yrs. Would you know what to do if you were stranded in the woods? Our skilled instructors will guide you in building a shelter and fire to keep you safe and warm. This is a hands-on, fun program that takes place entirely outdoors. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Sign up Adventure Outdoor Recreation Director: Seth Yearout Seth.Yearout@raleighnc.gov For more information about facilities, hours of operation, and available services please visit: http://www.raleighnc.gov/parks and search the term “Outdoor Recreation.” Outdoor Recreation Our mission is to enrich the lives of our patrons through programs, services and park facilities that connect them with the natural environment. Outdoor Recreation seeks to foster a personal connection to resources through firsthand experience and evaluation of one’s relationship with the natural environment. Our goal is to provide a variety of exceptional programs, services and park facilities that reach all members of the community. Programs, services and park facilities are designed to assist the balance of our participants’ physical, mental or social needs through the use of the outdoor environment. River Access and Disc Golf Courses: Visit our Website for more information Lake Johnson 4601 Avent Ferry Rd. Raleigh, NC 27606 Phone: 919-233-2121 Adventure Program 2401 Wade Avenue Raleigh, NC 27607 Phone: 919-996-6855 Lake Wheeler 6404 Lake Wheeler Rd. Raleigh, NC 27603 Phone: 919-662-5704 Forest Ridge Park 2100 Old NC 98 Hwy. Wake Forest, NC 27587 Phone: 919-556-6781 Facilities: Youth Neuse River Kids Club Age: 8-12yrs. Have you ever wished someone would set up a youth kayaking program? We did too, then we created one. Neuse River Kids Club is a multi-session kayaking program for youth. Sessions will start on flat water and move to more advanced moving water as the group builds skill. Previous kayaking experience is encouraged. Sign up today to build your child’s paddling skills team work and individual responsibility. Please come prepared with a water bottle, snacks, sunscreen, close toed water shoes, clothes that can get wet, towel, and a change of dry continued on page 8 —