Leisure Ledger May - August 2018

7 Leisure Ledger May-August 2018 I parks.raleighnc.gov and helmet, and wear clothes that can get dirty. Sign up today for quality instruction and hands-on experience. Forest Ridge Park – Course Fee: $15 #220940 May 8 T 1:00-3:00pm #220943 Jun 23 Sa 1:00-3:00pm Fundamentals of Sailing Age: 16yrs and up. Spend a day at the lake learning to sail a Sunfish sailboat. This course is perfect for beginners. Instruction includes: terminology, basic sailing theory and practice, rigging, and safety procedures. Our sailing instructors will take your sailing skills to the next level. No previous sailing experience required. Be prepared to get wet. All equipment is provided. Advance registration is required for this program. Lake Johnson – Course Fee: $60 #219378 May 20 Su 10:00am-4:00pm #219379 Jun 3 Su 10:00am-4:00pm #219380 Jun 17 Su 10:00am-4:00pm #219381 Jul 1 Su 10:00am-4:00pm #219382 Jul 15 Su 10:00am-4:00pm #219383 Aug 5 Su 10:00am-4:00pm #219384 Aug 19 Su 10:00am-4:00pm Fundamentals of Stand-up Paddle Boarding Age: 16yrs and up. This program is designed for those wanting to learn and perfect their stand-up paddle boarding skills. Participants will learn the parts of the stand-up paddle board, the different paddling strokes and techniques, maneuverability, and self-rescue techniques. Be prepared to get wet. All equipment is provided. Advance registration is required for this program. Lake Johnson – Course Fee: $25 #219385 May 22 T 6:00-8:00pm #219386 May 23 W 6:00-8:00pm #219387 Jun 19 T 6:00-8:00pm #219388 Jun 20 W 6:00-8:00pm #219389 Jul 17 T 6:00-8:00pm #219390 Jul 18 W 6:00-8:00pm #219391 Aug 21 T 5:45-7:45pm #219392 Aug 22 W 5:45-7:45pm Guided Mountain Bike Ride Age: 14yrs and up. Let’s hit the trail! Take this opportunity to get out and ride the brand new trails at Forest Ridge Park. Our guides will take the group through a brief bike inspection and warm-up before riding the trails together. This ride is open to all levels; however, participants should be comfortable riding at least 3 miles of trail. Participants are encouraged to provide own equipment, however, loaner equipment is available and must be reserved in advance. Spots are limited, so register today. For more information, call the Forest Ridge Park office (919) 556-6781. Forest Ridge Park – Course Fee: $5 #221022 May 1 T 6:30-8:00pm #221023 Jul 7 Sa 6:30-8:00pm building, first aid, and wayfinding. These 3 mini-adventures are hands-on, action packed and take place entirely outdoors. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Sign up today because your survival may depend on it. Forest Ridge Park – Course Fee: $45 #221042 Jun 19-21 T-Th 9:00am-12:00pm #221043 Aug 14-16 T-Th 9:00am-12:00pm Adult Bike Maintenance Clinic Age: 14yrs and up. Stop paying for costly bike repairs that can be done on your own! Participants will learn how to change flat tires, adjust gears and brakes, as well as perform general upkeep on their bikes. We will also go over signs and symptoms of bicycles in need of maintenance. Bring your own bike Adventure Outdoor Recreation Director: Seth Yearout Seth.Yearout@raleighnc.gov For more information about facilities, hours of operation, and available services please visit: http://www.raleighnc.gov/parks and search the term “Outdoor Recreation.” Outdoor Recreation Our mission is to enrich the lives of our patrons through programs, services and park facilities that connect them with the natural environment. Outdoor Recreation seeks to foster a personal connection to resources through firsthand experience and evaluation of one’s relationship with the natural environment. Our goal is to provide a variety of exceptional programs, services and park facilities that reach all members of the community. Programs, services and park facilities are designed to assist the balance of our participants’ physical, mental or social needs through the use of the outdoor environment. River Access and Disc Golf Courses: Visit our Website for more information Lake Johnson 4601 Avent Ferry Rd. Raleigh, NC 27606 Phone: 919-233-2121 Adventure Program 2401 Wade Avenue Raleigh, NC 27607 Phone: 919-996-6855 Lake Wheeler 6404 Lake Wheeler Rd. Raleigh, NC 27603 Phone: 919-662-5704 Forest Ridge Park 2100 Old NC 98 Hwy. Wake Forest, NC 27587 Phone: 919-556-6781 Facilities: Youth Find the Footprints Age: 6-9yrs. What can you see in the park? What stories can be told about the past and why do we care? Putting the principles of Leave No Trace into practice, youth will observe and investigate the trails and lake surrounding Forest Ridge Park. Through games and activities, participants will learn and put to use tools to be better caretakers of the land and water that surrounds them. Forest Ridge Park – Course Fee: $4 #221046 Jun 12 T 9:00-11:00am #221048 Aug 21 T 9:00-11:00am Wilderness Survival Mini Adventures Age: 10-12yrs. Would you know what to do if you were stranded in the woods? In this series our skilled instructors will teach you the basics to survival. Topics may include shelter continued on page 8 —