Parks, Recreation & Greenway Alerts

Last updated Aug. 31, 2015 - 1:58 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

The following fields are code yellow:

Walnut Creek Softball Complex- All fields

The following fields are code red due to wet field conditions:

All fields not listed as code yellow are code red.

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

Updated: 8/31/15 @ 1:45pm

Multi-purpose Fields Unavailable

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

The multi-purpose field at Method Road Park is closed through September 1.

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.

Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve Closed for Construction

Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve will be closed beginning August 18, 2014 through September 1, 2015 while Phase 1 renovations to the park and access road are being made. Neuse River Trail access to and from the park be will also be closed during this time. There are several available parking lots for access to the Neuse River Trail between Horseshoe Farm Park and Buffaloe Road Athletic Park including lots at - 200 Trailhead Lane, 4901 Elizabeth Dr and 5812 Buffaloe Rd (Buffalo Road Athletic Park).

Phase 1 construction will include the paving of Horse Shoe Farm Road, paved trail connection from the park to the Neuse River Trail, restrooms, picnic shelter and interior interpretive walking trails.

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 late Spring 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

Sertoma Arts Center Closed September 1-3

Sertoma Arts Center will be closed for maintenance September 1-3.

Updated August 4,2015

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.


Lake Levels - Normal

Lake Wheeler

Updated 7/19/2014

Boat Ramps Open

Attention Boaters Lake Wheeler water levels have returned to normal levels. All ramps are open for boat launches. For more information or the most up to date status please contact Lake Wheeler Park 919-662-5704.

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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