Parks, Recreation & Greenway Alerts

Last updated May 20, 2018 - 1:40 am

Field Status Codes:

  • Code Green - Indicates open fields
  • Code Yellow - Indicates fields status will be an on site decision
  • Code Red - Indicates closed fields

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Holiday Hours

Memorial Day

On Monday, May 28, City of Raleigh community centers, neighborhood centers, active adult centers, art centers, the St. Monica Teen Center, Walnut Creek Wetland Center, Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve, and City historic and museum facilities will be closed.

City of Raleigh lakes, Forest Ridge Park, Durant Nature Preserve, Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve, Millbrook Tennis Center, and Pullen Park amusements and John Chavis Memorial Park amusements will be open. All City of Raleigh pools will open at 10 a.m.

Fourth of July

On Wednesday, July 4, City of Raleigh community centers, neighborhood centers, active adult centers, art centers, St. Monica Teen Center, Walnut Creek Wetland Center, and Millbrook Tennis Center will be closed.

City of Raleigh lakes, Forest Ridge Park, Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve, Durant Nature Preserve, Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve, historic and museum facilities, Pullen Park amusements and John Chavis Memorial Park amusements will be open. All pools will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Labor Day

On Monday, Sept. 3, community centers, neighborhood centers, active adult centers, art centers, St. Monica Teen Center, Walnut Creek Wetland Center, Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve, and historic and museum facilities will be closed.

City of Raleigh lakes, Forest Ridge Park, Durant Nature Preserve, Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve, Millbrook Tennis Center, aquatic facilities, Pullen Park amusements, and John Chavis Memorial Park amusements will be open.

Veteran's Day

On Sunday. Nov. 11, community centers, neighborhood centers, active adult centers, art centers, St. Monica Teen Center, historic and museum facilities, and aquatic facilities will be closed.

City of Raleigh lakes, the Walnut Creek Wetland Center, Forest Ridge Park, Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve, Durant Nature Preserve, Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve, Millbrook Tennis Center, Pullen Park amusements and John Chavis Memorial Park amusements will be open.

On Monday, Nov. 12, community centers, neighborhood centers, active adult centers, art centers, St. Monica Teen Center, Walnut Creek Wetland Center, Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve, and historic and museum facilities will be closed.

City of Raleigh lakes, Forest Ridge Park, Durant Nature Preserve, Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve, Millbrook Tennis Center, Aquatic Facilities, Pullen Amusements and John Chavis Memorial Amusements will be open.

Thanksgiving

On Thursday, Nov. 22, community centers, neighborhood centers, active adult centers, art centers, St. Monica Teen Center, Walnut Creek Wetland Center, City of Raleigh lakes, Forest Ridge Park, Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve, Durant Nature Preserve, Horseshoe Farm Nature preserve, historic and museum facilities, Millbrook Tennis Center, aquatic facilities, Pullen Park amusements, and John Chavis Memorial Park amusements will be closed.

On Friday, Nov. 23, community centers, neighborhood centers, active adult centers, art centers, St. Monica Teen Center, Walnut Creek Wetland Center, City of Raleigh lakes, historic and museum facilities, Millbrook Tennis Center, and aquatic facilities will be closed.

Forest Ridge Park, Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve, Durant Nature Preserve, Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve, Pullen Park amusements, and John Chavis Memorial Park cmusements will be open.

Christmas

On Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25, community centers, neighborhood centers, active adult centers, art centers, St. Monica Teen Center, Walnut Creek Wetland Center, City of Raleigh lakes, Forest Ridge Park, Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve, Durant Nature Preserve, Horseshoe Farm Nature preserve, historic and museum facilities, Millbrook Tennis Center, aquatic facilities, Pullen Park amusements, and John Chavis Memorial Park amusements will be closed.

On Wednesday, Dec. 26, community centers, neighborhood centers, active adult centers, art centers, St. Monica Teen Center, Walnut Creek Wetland Center, City of Raleigh lakes, Forest Ridge Park, Annie Louise Wilkerson Preserve, Durant Nature Preserve, Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve, historic and museum facilities, and Millbrook Tennis Center will be closed.

All City of Raleigh aquatic facilities, Pullen Park amusements, and John Chavis Memorial Park amusements will be open.

New Year's Eve

On Monday, Dec. 31, Walnut Creek Wetland Center, City of Raleigh lakes, Annie Louise Wilkerson Preserve, historic and museum facilities, and Millbrook Tennis Center will be closed. All pools will close at noon. Active adult centers and art centers will close at 4 p.m. Community centers and neighborhood centers will close at 6 p.m.

The St. Monica Teen Center, Forest Ridge Park, Durant Nature Preserve, Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve, Pullen Park amusements and John Chavis Memorial Park amusements will be open.

On Tuesday Jan. 1, 2019, community centers, neighborhood centers, active adult centers, art centers, St. Monica Teen Center, Walnut Creek Wetland Center, City of Raleigh lakes, Forest Ridge Park, Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve, Durant Nature Preserve, historic and museum facilities, Millbrook Tennis Center, Pullen Park amusements, and John Chavis Memorial Park amusements will be closed.

Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve will be open. All pools will open at noon.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

On Monday, Jan. 21 community centers, neighborhood centers, active adult centers, art centers, St. Monica Teen Center, Walnut Creek Wetland Center, City of Raleigh lakes, Forest Ridge Park, Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve, Durant Nature Preserve, Horseshoe Farm Nature preserve, historic and museum facilities, and Millbrook Tennis Center will be closed.

City of Raleigh aquatic facilities, Pullen Park amusements, and John Chavis Memorial Park amusements will be open.

Sassafras Playground Closure

Sassafras Playground at Laurel Hills Park will be closed from May 29 through June 8 for surface repair. Please visit our Parks Playground page for other playgrounds to visit.

Field Status - Code RED

Halifax is CODE YELLOW, which means the field will be an on site decision.

All other fields are CODE RED, which indicates field are closed for play.

Please check the weatherline for status updates throughout the day: 919-996-6575.

**Coaches and or team managers, any changes in field status beyond this point will be communicated to you through your league administrator**

Updated 5/20/2018 @ 7:00am

Lake Johnson - Lake Wheeler Waterfront Operations

Lake Wheeler - Ramps Open

Attention Boaters Lake Wheeler water levels are lower than normal. Vessels may launch at this time. We recommend caution when launching vessels due to potential shallow water hazards. Ramps are open.

Lake Johnson Waterfront - Personal Launches Open, Rental Boats Now Available

Lake Johnson waterfront operations are operating as normal. All rental boats are available to be rented from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from May through September. Personal launches can be launched during operational hours year-round.

Greenway Repairs and Closures

As greenways trails and structures age, maintenance and repairs are necessary. Due to the nature of this work, the trails will occasionally need to be closed to complete this work in an safe and efficient manner.

View latest closures and repairs.

Forest Ridge Park Mountain Bike Trail

The Mountain Bike Trail at Forest Ridge Park is CLOSED. The trail will reopen once conditions improved.

Mountain Bike Trail status is affected by weather and trial conditions. Please contact the Park Office for immediate status or conditions 919-556-6781.


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