Outdoor Recreation

Last updated Mar. 02, 2018 - 4:28 pm

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 at Outdoor Recreation hubs as well as across the city to reach the community equitably. Programs, services and park facilities are designed to assist the balance of our participant's physical, mental or social needs through the use of the outdoor environment.

Forest Ridge Park

Bike on the trail

Forest Ridge is located on the North East side of Raleigh and is the largest park consisting of almost 600 acres. Forest Ridge opened in Fall 2017.

Learn more about Forest Ridge Park

Lake Wheeler Park


Located south of Raleigh this 650 acre lake is your destination for motorized boat use, great fishing opportunities and large shelter rentals for your next special event.

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Lake Johnson Park


Lake Johnson is your destination for self-propelled water craft, running, walking or biking through a nature preserve on the city’s greenway trail. Come out and explore on of the best parks in the city.

Learn more about Lake Johnson Park

Adventure Program


Have Adventure will travel! The Adventure Program offers classes, clinics, trips and camps throughout the city, the triangle area and state. See what we can do for you.

Learn more about Adventure Program

River Access Launch Sites

Access both the Neuse River and the Greenway at one of the many launch sites on the East Side of Raleigh.

Learn more about River Access Launch Sites

Disc Golf Courses

Please note that Disc Golf courses are closed during and after rain events to reduce the damage to the course from erosion. Please refrain from playing on courses until course status is designated at Green.

Course Rental and Tournament Play

All course rentals and scheduled tournaments are coordinated through the Outdoor Recreation Office. Contact Outdoor Recreation for more information.

Kentwood Park

  • 18 holes
  • Concrete Tees
  • Sporadic Tree Coverage
  • Alcohol is not permitted in parks or on the Course

Cedar Hills Park

  • 18 holes
  • Concrete Tees
  • Sporadic Tree Coverage
  • Alcohol is not permitted in parks or on the Course

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