Parks, Recreation & Greenway Alerts

Last updated Oct. 02, 2015 - 1:47 pm

Field Status Codes:

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

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Field Status- Code Red

All fields are Code Red, which indicates all fields are closed.

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

Updated 10/2/15 as of 1:45pm

Lake Wheeler Boat Ramps

Stage 2 (Code Yellow)

Attention Boaters Lake Wheeler water levels are lower than normal. Boats less than 19ft will be permitted to launch. All larger boats will be restricted. Lake levels have dropped more than 1 1/2 ft. Once water levels have returned to normal we will reopen ramps to all vessels. For more information or the most up to date status please call Lake Wheeler Staff at 919-662-5704.

Updated 9/17/15

Multi-purpose Fields Unavailable

The following multi-purpose fields are unavailable due to renovations:

The multi-purpose field at Williams Park is closed through September 30.

The multi-purpose field #2 at Kiwanis Park is closed through March 1, 2016.

Pullen Park Amusement Ride Closures

The Pullen Park Carousel will be closed for maintenance the following dates:

  • Thursday, September 17th from 10am-1pm.
  • Friday, September 18th from 11am-12pm.

The Pedal Boats are open Saturday's and Sunday's through November 22, 2015.

Updated 9/1/15

Edna Metz Park Maintenance Repair Project

Contractors will repair a portion of a broken pipe between Park Dr. and W. Johnson St. The walking trail and foot bridge will be closed during maintenance. The estimated completion date is October 2015. For questions please contact Public Works Stormwater Management Division at 919-996-3940 or Park Maintenance at 919-996-4115.

Updated 9/11/2015

Power Outage at North Hills Park

A power outage is scheduled for October 9-10 at North Hills Park and will impact ballfield and tennis court lights.

Updated 9/30/2015

Construction at North Hills Park

The City of Raleigh has been engaged with Google for the purposes of providing ultra-high speed internet opportunities to the residents of the city. Part of the engagement includes Google Fiber North Carolina, LLC leasing space at various city-owned properties across the City of Raleigh to accommodate communications facilities, commonly known as “fiber huts.” The first fiber hut will be constructed at North Hills Park on a small portion of land near the park entrance.

Construction is anticipated to start on September 8 and is estimated to last six weeks. We expect this project to have little impact to park operation and the neighborhood as Google prepares to provide new service to this neighborhood of Raleigh.

Park access will be ensured at all times during the construction period. For questions please contact Ken Hisler at 919-996-4823.

Laurel Hills Playground Closed for Renovation Beginning September 14, 2015

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 Summer 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 August 31, 2015

Aquatic Facility Maintenance Schedule

Pullen Aquatic Center - Closed through September 7. Re-opens September 8 on winter schedule.

Millbrook Pool - Closed August 29 - September 25. Re-opens September 26 on winter schedule.

Optimist Pool - Winter Hours begin September 8. Closed September 26 - October 30. Re-opens October 31.

Buffaloe Road Aquatic Center - Closed October 24 - November 20. Re-opens November 21.

If you have questions please call the Aquatic Office at 919-996-6852.

For more information visit the Aquatic Facility Hours of Operation page.


Kaplan Drive Park Footbridge Closed

A footbridge along a walking trail in Kaplan Drive Park sustained damage from a fallen tree and had to be removed. Please use caution in this area - it will remain blocked until the bridge is replaced.

Spray Ground at Millbrook Exchange Pool Closed for Improvements

The spray ground at Millbrook Exchange Pool will be closed for improvement and is scheduled to reopen in Summer 2016.

Updated August 4, 2015

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