Parks, Recreation & Greenway Alerts

Last updated Mar. 24, 2018 - 7:25 am

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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Sassafras Playground at Laurel Hills Park

The Sassafras Playground at Laurel Hills Park is currently closed. We hope to reopen as the weather becomes warmer. Please check back here before visiting the park.

What happened?
The rubber safety surfacing is delaminating in places causing bubbling in the top layer that may affect play.

Why did this happen?
The glue between the top and bottom layer did not adhere correctly. When the ground temperature gets cold, the bottom layer shrinks and the top layer does not, causing the top-layer rubber to bubble. When the temperature goes up, the top layer lays flat again.

What is the solution?
The installation contractor, Landscape Structures Inc., is committed to correct the problem. They will apply a special penetrating binder to the entire surface. The product requires temperatures to be above 60 degrees. The schedule to close the playground (weather dependent) for permanent repair is May 21-25, 2018.

Updated 3/22/2018

Field Status - Code YELLOW

All fields are CODE YELLOW, which indicates fields are an on site decision.

Please check the weatherline for status updates throughout the day: 919-996-6575.

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

Updated 3/24/2018 @ 7:25am

Lake Johnson - Lake Wheeler Waterfront Operations

Lake Wheeler - Ramps Open

Attention Boaters Lake Wheeler water levels are lower than normal. Vessels may launch at this time. We recommend caution when launching vessels due to potential shallow water hazards. Ramps are open.

Lake Johnson Waterfront - Personal Launches Open, Rental Boats Closed for Season

Lake Johnson waterfront operations are operating as normal. Personal launches are permitted during operational hours year-round (please pay your personal launch fee at the park office). The boathouse is closed on Mondays from October through April. Our rental fleet will be available from 9am to 6pm daily during our rental season: May 1 to September 30.

Greenway Repairs and Closures

As greenways trails and structures age, maintenance and repairs are necessary. Due to the nature of this work, the trails will occasionally need to be closed to complete this work in an safe and efficient manner.

View latest closures and repairs.

Forest Ridge Park Mountain Bike Trail

Please contact the Forest Ridge Park Office for current trail status 919-556-6781.

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Pullen Park Amusements Closures

The Pullen Park Amusements Kiddie Boats and Pedal Boats are closed for the season. They will reopen in early spring 2018.

For questions, please contact the Reservations Desk at 919-996-6468.

Updated 2/13/2018

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