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Forest Ridge Park

Last updated May 23, 2018 - 5:04 pm
Forest Ridge

Information

  • 919-556-6781
Forest Ridge Park Welcome Center

General Park Information

  • Register for programs at the Welcome Center; Open daily at 8 a.m.
  • Forest Ridge Park has trails for everyone, including single track mountain bike trails, hiking and multi-use trails.
  • Enjoy the outdoors with our large open space, wooded terrain, lake views, picnic shelters, and playground.
  • View Trail Status
  • Contact Assistant Park Manager Matthew Scheffel

Programs

Forest Ridge Park Programs

Public Programs

Amenities

Forest Ridge Welcome Center

Welcome Center and Meeting Space

  • Get up to date information on what Forest Ridge has to offer by visiting us at the Welcome Center

loaner backpacks

Nature and Art Loaner Equipment

  • Explorer Backpacks for children with binoculars, compass, bug viewing boxes and more!
  • Art Backpacks for adults with sketch pads, pencils, and other drawing tools.
  • All loaner equipment is on a first come first serve basis.
  • Check out for free at the Park Welcome Center!

Fishing

Fishing

  • Bank fishing is available in designated areas
  • Fishing is subject to State fishing regulations
  • Fishing is allowed during park hours
  • Plan for your trip; bank fishing areas are subject to environmental conditions, infrastructure is minimal, and fishing supplies are not available at park office.
  • Questions? Call the Park Office for up to date conditions.

Wildlife garden

Wildlife Garden

  • Installed in Winter of 2017
  • Designed for pollinators and wildlife food source and habitat
  • Focused on native plant species and selected for deer resistance
  • NCWF Wildlife Habitat and NC Butterfly Highway
  • Created and maintained by volunteers: Neuse River Hawks
  • Learn more about the Volunteer Program

Trail at Forest Ridge Park

Trails

  • Forest Ridge Park has trails for anyone. Both paved and unpaved trails available. Check out the newly designed single track mountain bike trail.
  • View Trail Status

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Playground

  • Adjacent to the picnic shelters, our playgrounds feature adventure elements for ages 5-12.
  • Multi-element design for both young and older youth including a zip line feature.
  • Features include slides, swings, climbing elements with rubber surfacing.

Shelter at Forest Ridge Park

Picnic Shelters

  • Use our picnic shelters for your next gathering. Shelters are first come first serve. However, if you would like to reserve a shelter for your next party, contact the Welcome Center office.

Site Rentals

Forest Ridge Site Rentals

Meeting Room

  • Contact the Forest Ridge Office to reserve this space for your next meeting, party, or gathering!
  • Capacity: 47 people
  • TV screen hookup and WiFi connection available
  • Mini refrigerator and microwave available
  • Table and chair setup options
  • $60/hr with a 2 hour minimum

Trails

Trail at Forest Ridge Park

Shelters (2)

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Shelter at Forest Ridge Park

Shelter 1

  • Open to the public on a first come basis unless reserved in advance.
  • Reservations can be made by contacting the park office at 919-556-6781
  • Capacity: 96 people
  • 2 grills
  • 16 tables
  • Rental Fee: $12 per hour with a two hour minimum

Shelter at Forest Ridge Park

Shelter 2

  • Open to the public on a first come basis unless reserved in advance.
  • Reservations can be made by contacting the park office at 919-556-6781
  • Capacity: 72 people
  • 2 grills
  • 12 tables
  • Rental Fee: $12 per hour with a two hour minimum

Playgrounds

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playground for younger children

Ages 2-4

  • Slides and swings

playground for older children

Ages 5-12

  • Climbing elements
  • Zipline

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