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July 01
​It’s Game On! at Wake Parks in July

July is National Park and Recreation Month, and Wake County is celebrating in a big way. Throughout the month, each Wake County park will feature an oversized game for visitors to play. Be on the lookout for giant Connect 4, Jenga, Checkers, Chess, and Snakes and Ladders!


The larger-than-life games play on this year’s theme – “Game On!” The goal is to celebrate everything that makes parks fun and full of excitement.

Wake County park-goers are encouraged to share photos while playing the games on social media using the #GameOnJuly hashtag and tagging @WakeGovParks.

Here’s a sample of other activities taking place in July:

Oak View’s Farm Life: Learn and Lunch
July 3, 19 and 24, 10–10:45 a.m.
Historic Oak View County Park
This special summer program series for children ages 2 to 6 features a story time, hands-on activities and a free picnic lunch. The program and play portion takes place from 10–10:45 a.m., and lunch is served at 11 a.m. to any child 18 years of age or younger. Preregistration is required. Historic Oak View County Park is located at 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh.

50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission
Sunday, July 14, 7–9 p.m.
Harris Lake County Park
On July 20, 1969, the first humans landed on the moon as part of NASA’s Apollo 11 lunar mission. Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of this historic event and share your memories with others. This celebration will feature moon activities, moon viewing and more. Bring a blanket or chair. The program is free for all ages, and no registration is required. Meet at the Longleaf Shelter. Harris Lake County Park is located at 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill.

Family Wildlife Series: Squirmy Worms
Saturday, June 27, 10–11 a.m.
Blue Jay Point County Park
Compost is black gold! Learn what it is and why it’s so valuable, get up close and personal with worms, and create a mini worm composting bin to take home. Preregistration is required for all participants. Blue Jay Point County Park is located at 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh.

To see a list of upcoming programs and events, visit wakegov.com/parks.

Our Park Locator makes it easy to explore all the parks and preserves in Wake County! Filter results by activity or location, and get customized directions.

About Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space
Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space strives to provide outdoor recreation and educational opportunities while promoting environmental and cultural stewardship through a managed system of parks and open spaces. In 2018, more than 1.3 million people visited Wake County’s 10 parks and nature preserves.

To learn more about Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space, follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @WakeGovParks. You can also check out each of our parks on Facebook.


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