COVID-19 Service Update

The health and safety of our visitors and staff remain the top priorities for Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space. As Wake County follows the state’s phased approach to lift COVID-19 restrictions, we are also working to safely reopen park services in phases over the coming months. 

Update: External restrooms and water fountains reopened on Monday, June 1. 

Wake County parks and preserves have been open throughout the pandemic. Visitors must comply with guidelines set forth by the state, including gathering with no more than 25 people (as of 5 p.m. May 22) and maintaining physical distance of at least six feet from any other person.

Measures to limiting the number of people allowed in the park at one time remain in place. If a gate is closed or cones are blocking the entrance, that means the park has reached capacity. Parks that are run by towns or cities may be operating differently—please reach out to them directly before visiting their parks.  

The following restrictions will remain in place at Wake County parks and preserves through at least June 30: 

  • Playgrounds and park centers are closed.
  • Park programs and events are canceled. 
  • Special operations, such as boat rentals, group camping and lodge rental, are not available. 
  • Shelter rentals and other park use agreements are canceled. 

In the meantime, be sure to check out our digital programming. It's Wake Parks from Home!  

 

Select a park location to learn more:


 
 

American Tobacco Trail
1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road
Apex, NC 27502

Historic Oak View County Park
4028 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
 
3200 Pleasant Union Church Road
Raleigh, NC 27614
 
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
 
4709 Ten-Ten Road
Apex, NC 27539
 
 
1400 Aviation Parkway
Morrisville, NC 27560
 
9300 Deponie Drive
Raleigh, NC 27614

Robertson Millpond Preserve
6333 Robertson Pond Road
Wendell, NC 27591
 
2112 County Park Drive
New Hill, NC 27562
1525 Pleasants Road
Wendell, NC 27591
 
 
 

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