Parks, Recreation & Greenway Alerts

Last updated Nov. 17, 2018 - 9:29 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

View Greenway Repairs and Closures

Field Status - Code RED

Field status is CODE RED, which indicates all fields are closed Friday, November 16- Sunday, November 18.

However, youth football championships will still operate as scheduled with games occuring offsite at Saint Augustine's University Football Stadium.

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**

Field status is updated daily by 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and by 7:30 a.m Saturday and Sunday.

Updated 11/16/2018 @ 4:25pm

Laurel Hills Park

The Sassafrass Playground at Laurel Hills Park is temporarily closed. Please check this webpage for updates.

Updated: 11/17/18 9:29 AM

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.

Holiday Hours

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.

Lake Johnson - Boating Operations - Open

Boat Rental: The boat rental season ended Sunday, Oct. 14.

Personal Launches: Personal launches are allowed on the lake Tuesday to Sunday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For further details please contact the Waterfront Program Center at 919-233-2121.

Lake Johnson Waterfront - Flooding: Boat Rentals and Personal Launches Suspended
Lake Johnson boat rentals and personal launches are currently suspended due to flooding.

Lake Wheeler - OPEN

Lake Wheeler:

Lake Wheeler is open to both private boat launches and rental boat operations beginning Thursday Sept. 20. Monday through Thursday boat rentals will end on Oct. 1.

Visit Lake Wheeler’s website for the latest information.

Durant Nature Preserve Lake

In October, repairs will begin on Durant's lower lake dam. As a result, the lake will be drained for a period of approximately four months in order for repairs to be made. During that time, there will be no general public access connecting the north and south sides of the preserve via the dam service road. The south and north sides of the Preserve can be accessed via White House Road and/or the Border Trail. Both parking lots will be open during construction.

Forest Ridge Park Mountain Bike Trail - CLOSED

The mountain bike trail at Forest Ridge Park is currently CLOSED.

Please contact the Forest Ridge Park Office for immediate status or current conditions 919-556-6781.

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Kiwanis Park Improvements

The Kiwanis Park parking lot, neighborhood center, comfort station, picnic shelter, playground, and basketball courts are closed due to construction. Construction is scheduled to be complete Summer 2019.

For more information, see the Kiwanis Park Improvements project webpage.

Optimist Park Playground - CLOSED

Optimist playground is currently in the demolition phase of the project and is anticipated to be completed during Fall 2018.
Optimist playground is currently closed and in the demolition phase of the project. The playground is anticipated to be open in late November 2018.

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