PUBLIC NOTICE
COVID-19 Updates
 

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: Playgrounds at parks managed by Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space will reopen to the public when the parks open Saturday, Sept. 5. Visitors are encouraged to maintain physical distance, wear masks or cloth face coverings, and wash or sanitize their hands often.

Wake County park and preserve visitors must comply with guidelines set forth by the State of North Carolina, including gathering with no more than 50 people, maintaining physical distance of at least six feet from any other person, and wearing a mask or cloth face covering when social distancing is not possible.

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 Sept. 30: 

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. 

 

Looking for educational opportunities from home? 
 

As a reminder, 24/7 digital programming is available at wakegov.com/parks/fromhome

 


 

Questions?

The most common registration questions are answered on our FAQ page.
 
If you still need further assistance after visiting that page or if you have a question about a program, please call the Harris Lake County Park office at 919-387-4342.
 
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Having trouble registering for a program online?
Contact the Harris Lake County Park office at 919-387-4342 or email us at harris.lake@wakegov.com for assistance.