Leisure Ledger January - April 2018

Additional Facility and Program Information 88 Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Playgrounds The City of Raleigh owns and operates many playgrounds throughout Raleigh. For a list of playgrounds including location, age recommendation, surfacing, and photos, please visit www.parks.raleighnc.gov Saint Monica Teen Center The Saint Monica Teen Center is the first teen center operated by Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources and provides a wide range of programs and opportunities for teenagers in Raleigh! The facility houses a state of the art technology room, teen lounge, fitness/dance room, multipurpose classroom, wall of history, and homework area. The Saint Monica Teen Center is open to ages 13-19 that are currently enrolled in a middle or high school. Free membership is required to utilize the Saint Monica Teen Center. Please call 919-996-4770 for more information. Tennis Center and Courts The Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department offers 110 public tennis courts (106 are lighted) located at 24 sites throughout the city. No advanced sign up is necessary and it is free to play at any location each day until 10:00pm. Millbrook also has a drop in doubles challenge court, a ball machine court and three backboards. Racquets and balls are available to borrow and tennis accessories are available for purchase. Tennis program updates and forms can be downloaded from www. raleightennis.com. To talk to someone about tennis for you, call Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center, 919-872-4128. Programs The Cultural Outreach and Enrichment (COE) Program Program Director: Monica Quechol-Bradley Program Specialist: Lisa-Ann Utsumi Phone: 919-996-6844 Email: coeprogram@raleighnc.gov The Cultural Outreach and Enrichment Program invites people of all ages to discover the ethnic and cultural richness of the community. The program provides meaningful leisure experiences for people of other cultures and the local community to connect in an open and welcoming environment. Highlights of some of the current recreation programming include: Virtual Tours of the World, Multicultural Camp Specialists, English as a Second Language and Spanish classes for beginners. The COE program also supports events such as the Raleigh Tamale Festival Museums COR Museum Museum Director: Ernest Dollar Email: ernest.dollar@raleighnc.gov 220 Fayetteville St. Raleigh, NC 27601 Phone: 919-996-2220 COR Museum is located on Fayetteville Street, Raleigh’s “Main Street” and the center of downtown. Originally established in 1993 as a non-profit entity, the City of Raleigh assumed operational control of the museum in 2012. Housed in a historic former hardware store, the museum is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of North Carolina’s capital city while envisioning its future. The museum curates temporary and permanent exhibits about the city’s people, places, and resources, maintains a collection of approximately 5,000 artifacts, and offers educational programming and tours. The COR Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 9:00am-4:00pm and Sundays from 1:00-4:00pm. Admission is free. Pope House Museum 511 South Wilmington St. Raleigh, NC 27601 Phone: 919-996-2220 The Pope House Museum was originally built in 1901 as the home to Dr. Manassa Pope and his wife. Dr. Pope holds the distinction of being the first medically licensed African-American doctor in the state. The structure has undergone a transition from private management to City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department management, and will be open for regular tours for the first time. The Pope House Museum’s new hours will be Saturdays, 10:00am-3:00pm and by appointment during the week. Saturday tours start on the hour with the first at 10:00am and the last tour beginning at 2:00pm. A new program has been developed to inform the public about one of Raleigh’s more interesting citizens. Exterior work is being performed on the structure to improve in its appearance and make the house more closely resemble its appearance from the 1930s. Lakes Lake Johnson Park and Nature Preserve 4601 Avent Ferry Road, Raleigh NC, 27606 (919) 233-2121 Park Manager: Mark Elmore Email: Mark.Elmore@raleighnc.gov Year-round (October-March closed Mondays) Assistant Park Manager: Jack Duffus Email: Jack.Duffus@raleighnc.gov Lake Wheeler Park 6404 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh NC, 27603 (919) 662-5704 Park Manager: Chris Murray Email: Chris.Murray@raleighnc.gov Assistant Park Manager: Ben Coats Email: Ben.Coats@raleighnc.gov Year-round (October-March closed Mondays) Lake Facility Rentals Both Lake Johnson and Lake Wheeler offer a beautiful setting to hold a variety of special events including: weddings/receptions, family reunions, company outings, business meetings, etc. For more information about available rentals contact the facility or visit www.parks.raleighnc.gov Boat Rentals Both Lake Johnson and Lake Wheeler have a variety of boats available for rental, some motorized and some nonmotorized (weather and temperature conditions permitting). Please contact each facility for additional information. Private Boat Launchings Lake Wheeler and Lake Johnson (non- motorized only) permit private boat launches with a fee. Contact each site for current fees, pass options, permitted types of boats, no-wake hours, and other guidelines. Fishing Opportunities Bank fishing from the shores is restricted from the banks of Lake Wheeler and Lake Johnson. Fishing is permitted from Lake Johnson’s Boardwalk and Shelley Lake’s shorelines and docks. A fee is required for fishing at Lake Wheeler and is permitted from designated fishing piers and the banks of Simpkins Pond. Fishing from any boat is allowed. Please check each facility for additional regulations. Off-Leash Dog Parks Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources encourages you and your dog to come out and enjoy the park facilities located throughout Raleigh. Each park is managed by volunteers and depends on responsible dog ownership and etiquette. These dog parks are areas where you can take your dogs and let them off leash, while remaining in compliance with Raleigh city ordinances. They are located at Carolina Pines Park, Millbrook Exchange Park, Jaycee Park and Oakwood Park. continued from page 87 —