Athletics Program

Last updated May 21, 2019 - 1:09 pm
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Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources offers a variety of athletic teams and leagues that focus on much more than winning they also teach the value of a fair game, sportsmanship, and teamwork. The Athletics Program is dedicated to providing quality athletic competition, instruction, and participation for youth and adults in Raleigh.

Volunteer - Youth Sports Coach

The Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department relies on volunteer coaches for all of our organized youth sports leagues. We are looking for the following coaches: Basketball, Lacrosse, Baseball, Football, Tennis, Swimming and more.
Contact 919-996-6836

Youth Volunteer Coaching Application

Better Sports For Kids Quality Program Provider Designation

The Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider designation was awarded to City of Raleigh, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources - Athletics Division for 2018 and 2019.

The Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider designation demonstrates the City of Raleigh’s quality, safety, oversight, and commitment to the youth we serve.

More information about the designation

Youth Athletics


The Youth Athletics Program caters toward children ages 5-18 and provides numerous benefits from playing in organized leagues. Youth sports sponsored by the City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department provide the opportunity for boys and girls to learn good sportsmanship and progressively develop skills.

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Note: All youth registrations are held at local community centers.

Adult Athletics

The Adult Athletics Program provides a great opportunity to stay active, encourage social interaction and community involvement while providing a safe, fun, family atmosphere. View our softball and kickball video.

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Note: Adult registrations are held at the athletic office at 2401 Wade Avenue.

Field Rentals and Reservations

The Athletics Division handles all the field rentals for the City facilities. We have numerous types of fields (baseball, softball, multipurpose, open spaces and outdoor volleyball) across the entire city. Fees, sizes, setup and lighting vary.

View Field Rental Information and Lists

Athletic Park & Softball Complex

The City owns two large complexes that are suitable for larger sports tournaments and competitions.

Buffaloe Road Athletic Park
5900 Buffaloe Rd

Walnut Creek Athletic Complex
1201 Sunnybrook Rd

Healthy Snack Plan

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When it’s your turn to bring snacks for the team, it can be tough to decide which options are the best and healthiest. Here are a few tips to help you find tasty and healthy snacks the whole team can enjoy.

Learn more about Healthy Snack Plan

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