Leisure Ledger May - August 2018

Additional Facility and Program Information 80 Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Lakes Lake Johnson Park and Nature Preserve 4601 Avent Ferry Road, Raleigh NC, 27606 (919) 233-2121 Park Manager: Mark Elmore Email: Mark.Elmore@raleighnc.gov Year-round (October-March closed Mondays) Assistant Park Manager: Jack Duffus Email: Jack.Duffus@raleighnc.gov Lake Wheeler Park 6404 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh NC, 27603 (919) 662-5704 Park Manager: Chris Murray Email: Chris.Murray@raleighnc.gov Assistant Park Manager: Ben Coats Email: Ben.Coats@raleighnc.gov Year-round (October-March closed Mondays) Lake Facility Rentals Both Lake Johnson and Lake Wheeler offer a beautiful setting to hold a variety of special events including: weddings/receptions, family reunions, company outings, business meetings, etc. For more information about available rentals contact the facility or visit www.parks.raleighnc.gov Boat Rentals Both Lake Johnson and Lake Wheeler have a variety of boats available for rental, some motorized and some nonmotorized (weather and temperature conditions permitting). Please contact each facility for additional information. Private Boat Launchings Lake Wheeler and Lake Johnson (non- motorized only) permit private boat launches with a fee. Contact each site for current fees, pass options, permitted types of boats, no-wake hours, and other guidelines. Fishing Opportunities Bank fishing from the shores is restricted from the banks of Lake Wheeler and Lake Johnson. Fishing is permitted from Lake Johnson’s Boardwalk and Shelley Lake’s shorelines and docks. A fee is required for fishing at Lake Wheeler and is permitted from designated fishing piers and the banks of Simpkins Pond. Fishing from any boat is allowed. Please check each facility for additional regulations. Off-Leash Dog Parks Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources encourages you and your dog to come out and enjoy the park facilities located throughout Raleigh. Each park is managed by volunteers and depends on responsible dog ownership and etiquette. These dog parks are areas where you can take your dogs and let them off leash, while remaining in compliance with Raleigh city ordinances. They are located at Carolina Pines Park, Millbrook Exchange Park, Jaycee Park and Oakwood Park. call 996-3285. You can also view the map using a KML file and Google Earth—visit www.parks.raleighnc.gov To Apply for the Greenway Volunteer Program email rpdvolunteer@raleighnc.gov Historic Homes Mordecai Historic Park 1 Mimosa Street, Raleigh NC, 27604 (919) 996-4364 www.raleighnc.gov/museums Site Manager: Joshua Ingersoll Email: joshua.ingersoll@raleighnc.gov The Mordecai House at Mordecai Historic Park is the oldest home in Raleigh on its original location and was once the seat of one of the largest plantations in Wake County encompassing more than 2,000 acres. The park also features historic structures moved to Mordecai for preservation, including the Birthplace of Andrew Johnson and St. Mark’s Chapel. The Chapel and grounds are a popular spot for wedding rentals. Tours of the Mordecai Mansion and other historic buildings are offered Tuesday through Sunday—call or visit our website for times. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for youth (7-17), $3 for seniors (65+), and children 6 and under are free. In addition, Mordecai conducts family friendly events throughout the year. The Tucker House The Tucker House was built in 1914 for Garland S. Tucker, owner of G.S. Tucker Furniture Company. The home was donated to the City of Raleigh by the Tucker Family in 1975. At that time, the home was located one block west, at 420 N. Blount Street. It was moved to its present site by the City and renovated as a Community Meeting House. Many house furnishings have been donated by families of deceased members of the Oakwood Community. Today the downstairs portion of the Tucker House is available for weddings, receptions, meetings, small conferences and other approved functions. For more information call 919-831-6009. The Borden Building The Borden Building is one of the two remaining buildings on the former campus of the Methodist Home for Children. Built in 1900, it was the home of the Superintendent of the Orphanage and later served as home to hundreds of children. Purchased by the City of Raleigh in 1982, the house and its companion, Fred Fletcher Park provides a wealth of history and tranquility in an urban setting. The Borden Building was extremely renovated in 1992 and is presently available for weddings, receptions, meetings, small conferences, and other approved functions. For more information call 919-996-4363 and leave a message for the caretaker. Facilities Amusements Pullen Park Amusements 520 Ashe Avenue Raleigh, NC 27606 Phone: 919-996-6468 Park Manager: Marvin Howell Email: Marvin.Howell@raleighnc.gov Program Manager: Scott Mott Email: scott.mott@raleighnc.gov Pullen Amusements offers popular amenities such as a recently renovated 1911 Gustave A. Dentzel menagerie carousel, updated C.P. Huntington Train ride, pedal boat rentals on Lake Howell, a kiddie boat ride, fresh and stimulating playground, picnic shelter rentals, and “Pullen Place” our park’s café with seasonal menus as well as standard park fare menu. Tickets are $1 for all ages 13 months and older. Riders 12 months and younger are free with a paying adult. Riders must be at least 42 inches tall to ride unaccompanied on most rides. Hours of Operation April-September 10:00am-9:00pm October-March 10:00am-6:00pm John Chavis Memorial Park Carousel 505 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Raleigh, NC 27601 Carousel Supervisor: Marvin Howell Phone: (919) 996-6468 Email: Marvin.Howell@raleighnc.gov Re-live the memories while riding the newly renovated Allan Herschell Carousel in its new location within the park. Tickets are $1 for all ages 13 months and older. Riders 12 months and younger are free with a paying adult. Riders must be at least 42 inches tall to ride unaccompanied. Hours of Operation April-September M-F 10:00am-9:00pm Sa 10:00am-8:00pm Su 10:00am-6:00pm October-March M-Sa 10:00am-6:00pm Su 12:00-6:00pm Greenways 919-996-3285 The Capital Area Greenway is a linear system of open space located along rivers, creeks, and streams, which can include public recreation trails for activities such as walking, jogging, hiking, fishing, picnicking, and outdoor fun. The trails connect many of Raleigh’s parks and in many cases complement the recreational activities at the parks. The Neuse River, Walnut and Crabtree Creeks and their tributaries are the framework of the Capital Area Greenway System. Many of the city’s major ecological features can be experienced in their natural state along these water courses. If you would like to request a hard copy of our greenway map, please