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Get Fit with Raleigh Parks

News posted Jan. 04, 2018 - 10:37 am

The City of Raleigh has a wide variety of fitness activities offered to community members. With over 200 parks, staying healthy doesn’t have to be a hassle during the winter months.

Our Capital Area Greenway system has over 100 miles of trails you are invited to explore. There are 28 individual trails that make up the trail system, each with its own unique features, destinations, and character. These trails can be used for walking, running or biking. To find entry points, parking and more information, please visit the greenway page.

At several community center locations, there is a fitness center memberships available with no contracts! The centers offer free weights, machines and stretching areas. To find a community center with a fitness center near you, please visit the park locator and under the button choose an activity, select “gym” to find the locations available.

The Parks department offers a wide range of programming opportunities to get fit for the New Year. Community centers hold fitness classes such as Zumba, yoga, martial arts, and sports classes. Most classes require registration in advance. To find all of the programs available, visit page 44 in the January 2018 leisure ledger.

There are four indoor pools available for play, swimming laps and classes. The four pools open are located at Buffaloe Road, Millbrook, Optimist and Pullen Aquatics. The hours on the pools vary, but can be found on the website.

The athletics program provides quality programs for both children and adults.You can find information on these athletic programs on page 33 of the January 2018 leisure ledger.

For more information, contact

  • Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources, 919-996-6640
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