We offer a variety of public educational programs for all ages - register for one today! Visit our calendar of events, view our program e-newsletter or sign up to receive our
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Upcoming Programs  

Honeysuckle Wreath Making for "Take a Child Outside" week
Sunday, Sept. 30 *This program is currently full but you may be added to the waiting list.
1–3 p.m.
For all ages
Create your own wreath from honeysuckle. Bring gloves, pruning shears and a water bottle. We will provide ribbons, you bring your creativity! Help us rid the park of our invasive Japanese honeysuckle while creating a masterpiece. This program is free in honor of "Take a Child Outside" week but advance online registration is required for all participants.
Meet at the New Hill Parking Area (1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex), at the picnic table at the top of the hill.
White Oak Garden Workday
Saturday, Oct. 13
Two sessions: 10–11 a.m. or 11 a.m.–noon
For ages 4 and up
Volunteer your time in our White Oak gardens. Tasks will vary depending on what needs attention, but you can be prepared for weed pulling and pruning. Come prepared to learn and work as you help us manage our educational gardens. Bring a water bottle and your own work gloves if you have them and wear closed-toe shoes.
Meet at the White Oak parking area (1305 White Oak Church Road, Apex)
10–11 a.m.
11 a.m.–noon 

Our staff also offers public programs at Harris Lake County Park.
Check out the Harris Lake programs page for details.
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How to Register for Public Programs

You can register for public programs online at your convenience
and pay for them with a credit/debit card.
Register for any of our programs by using the American Tobacco Trail button next to the program to be taken to the registration page on our online registration website, or use the button below to search for programs by location, age, date and more!
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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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Are you unable to register online with a credit/debit card? Contact the Harris Lake County Park office at 919-387-4342 or email us at harris.lake@wakegov.com for assistance.