The Parks & Rec Department compiled this extensive list of ways to enjoy and explore Raleigh's parks throughout the month of July. Click the image to download a copy.
It is no surprise that our Parks & Rec Department was nominated for a Gold Medal Award from the National Recreation & Parks Association. Raleigh Parks & Rec is 1 of 4 national finalists for cities with over 250,000 people. We owe this recognition to our excellent staff, quality facilities, diversity of programs for all ages, natural and green spaces as well as consistent City funding.
Goodnight Raleigh did an excellent job of highlighting some of the great parks, buildings, and recreational resources available in Raleigh. Their unique approach to capturing the city by night is really spectacular!
In North Raleigh we have excellent access to a variety of parks including tennis courts, public pools, senior centers, arts programs and nature preserves.
- District A Parks Publication
- Williams Park - next to Lynn Road Elementary, 10 acres, tennis courts
- Millbrook Exchange Park - 23 lit tennis courts, off-leash dog park, senior center
- Baileywick Park at Lake Lynn Community Center - sports, seniors, family programs
- Shelly Lake - 2 miles of trails around a 53 acres lake, open fields, boat rental, fishing
- Sertoma Arts Center
- Optimist Pool - year round lap swim, diving, wading pool
- Durant Nature Park
- Annie Louise Wilkerson, MD Nature Preserve
- Strickland Road Park
- All Children's Playground at Laurel Hills Park
- Greenway Trails
- Rental Facilities
- Opportunities for kids around the city