Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department
Together we connect and enrich our community through exceptional experiences.
Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department boasts more than 200 parks including features like amusements, art centers, athletic facilities, community centers, lakes, nature preserves, off-leash dog parks, playgrounds, swimming pools, historic homes, and open spaces. With innovative programs offered throughout the year, there are endless opportunities to learn something new, refine skills, or meet new friends. Whether you play tennis on one of our 112 courts, dive into one of nine pools, explore more than 100 miles of paved greenway, or simply enjoy a picnic in the park, we hope you take time to discover YOUR Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department!
Parks and Facilities
The department maintains more than 9,000 acres of parkland. Learn more about our parks and facilities.
Greenways and Trails
The Capital Area Greenway System is a network of public open spaces and recreational trails.
Learn more about the Raleigh Arts!
Park Planning and Development
Want to stay on top of the latest park projects?
Programs and Classes
The department offers fun programs and services. Come out and play!
Register on RecLink
Want to register online for a class? Visit RecLink.
Leisure Ledger and Publications
Check out the latest Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources publications.
Need to request street tree service for pruning, removal, or planting? Worried about tree roots impacting your sidewalk? Visit the Urban Forestry page.