Pinwheels in the Park

News posted Mar. 28, 2018 - 2:37 pm

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. To raise awareness, the City of Raleigh is hosting Pinwheels in Parks during the month of April.

Pinwheels in Parks is a partnership between statewide, county-wide, and city-wide agencies. These groups join forces to educate residents about the role we all play in building safe, stable, nurturing homes and communities where children can thrive. Pinwheels represent the bright futures all children deserve and help generate conversations about the importance of investing upstream in children and families.

There are several ways to get involved and show support for Pinwheels in Parks.

To volunteer, join Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department along with Raleigh Police Department to help plant pinwheels in Raleigh parks on April 3 at 2:30 p.m. Visit to sign-up.

To make a contribution, donate $10 or more to help plant pinwheels. Visit to make a donation.

To help spread awareness about Child Abuse Prevention Month, participate in the Pinwheels in Parks social media contest. Snap a picture with a pinwheel at our Raleigh parks, post it on social media, and use the hashtag #PinwheelPose for a chance to win a Kendra Scott prevention pendant. Entries will be accepted until April 30 at noon. The image with the most votes will win. Click here to vote and see the entries.

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