Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center

Last updated Dec. 08, 2017 - 6:27 pm
Woodland Center
  • Year 2016 | | Landmarks Located beside Lake Johnson Pool
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  • Lake Johnson has 3.5 miles of paved greenway trails and 1.9 miles of unpaved trails.

Information

Park Office

Park Office/Woodland Center

  • Come by the Woodland Center to learn about the park, take a class or access the greenway trail.

Rules & Policies

Park Rules

  • Swimming/wading is not allowed
  • All dogs must be under control and on a leash
  • Pet owners must clean up after their pet
  • Alcohol is only permitted at special events that have applied for a City of Raleigh Alcohol permit
  • Smoking is only permitted in the parking lot
  • Biking is allowed only on the paved greenway and the woodchip trail leading to the boardwalk at the headwaters of the lake

Programs

Amenities

View of the back of the Woodland Center

Access to Greenway


Trail

Nature Preserve

  • Lake Johnson has a dual park designation as half a metro park and half as a Nature Preserve. You can access the Nature Preserve portions of the park located on the south end of the park, from the Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center through the park’s trail system.

Site Rentals

Dogwood Room

Dogwood Room

  • $75/hour (2-hour minimum)
  • This spacious room features a beautiful vaulted ceiling, floor-to-ceiling views of the park, and direct access to the kitchen and deck. Audio-visual equipment includes Wi-Fi, mounted projector, screen, and speakers. (Ask about usage fees.) Dimensions: 42’ x 32’.
  • Indoor rental facilities may extend after regular hours of operation, as late as midnight (12am); there is an additional $40/hour staffing fee applied to all time extending past regular hours.
  • Alcohol permits accepted.
  • Please ask about additional rental fees and catering policies.

Lady's Slipper Room

Lady's Slipper Room

  • $60/hour (2-hour minimum)
  • An ideal classroom or meeting space for a more intimate group. Includes direct access to the kitchen and deck. Audio-visual equipment includes wi-fi and HDTV monitor. (Ask about usage fees.) Dimensions: 24’ x 26’.
  • Indoor rental facilities may extend after regular hours of operation, as late as midnight (12am); there is an additional $40/hour staffing fee applied to all time extending past regular hours.
  • Alcohol permits accepted.
  • Please ask about additional rental fees and catering policies.

Birds Nest Deck Area

Other Rentable Spaces

  • Warming Kitchen ($20/hour): Includes a refrigerator, freezer, stove, microwave, and counter space. Drop-down dividers open to provide convenient access to both the Dogwood and Lady’s Slipper Rooms. May only be used in conjunction with meeting space rental.
  • Gallery ($25/hour): Welcome your guests using this comfortable seating area, with direct access to the Bird’s Nest. Audio-visual equipment includes wi-fi and HDTV monitor. (Ask about usage fees.)
  • Deck ($30/hour): Easily accessible from both main rooms, this space offers shade, stunning views, and fresh air.
  • Bird’s Nest ($30/hour): Walk among the trees with this Deck extension.

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