​Virtual Park Programs

Until we can gather again, Harris Lake County Park is excited to offer engaging virtual field trip programs for groups. Get an interactive, educational experience from the safety and comfort of your own home or organization.

School classes, scouts, clubs, homeschool groups, retirement communities and other organizations can sign up for an educational program to enjoy online.

Harris Lake's educational programming offers opportunities for students to learn about Wake County's unique natural and cultural history. Let us bring the natural world into your virtual classroom!

Visit our Virtual Park Programs page for current offerings and helpful tips for planning your virtual experience!


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. 

Shelter Rentals and Park Use Agreements As of October 1, shelter rentals and other park use agreements are available. Gatherings are limited to 50 people per the Governor’s executive order. 

Playgrounds at parks managed by Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space are open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to maintain physical distance, wear masks or cloth face coverings, and wash or sanitize their hands often. Capacity limits are posted near each playground. 

Park Capacity Measures to limit 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. 

Help continue to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 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.

The following restrictions will remain in place at Wake County parks and preserves through at least January 31: 

  • Park centers are closed.
  • Park programs and events are canceled.
  • Special operations, such as boat rentals, group camping and lodge rental, are not available.

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