For the first time, Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space will be opening some of its open space properties for limited public access. Along with Robertson's Mill Pond Preserve
and Turnipseed Nature Preserve
, Procter Farm Preserve is among the first of these properties to be opened in Eastern Wake County. Unlike Wake County parks, the preserves will be minimally developed and will be open to the public only during weekends and some holidays. Each site will be dedicated for a single recreational use.
Procter Farm Preserve, a 563-acre property of forest and working farmland, is located near Knightdale, Wendell and Zebulon. This property is the largest tract of land owned by Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space. Existing tractor paths will be converted into an estimated five to ten miles of equestrian trails.
Procter Farm Preserve is projected to open in 2017.