We offer a variety of park programs for all ages – register for one today! Visit our calendar of events, view our program e-newsletter or sign up here to receive our e-newsletters to keep up with what is happening in the parks.
 
Important Updates
As of Jan. 1, 2019, there is no charge for all Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space public, group and outreach programs. Fees still apply for camps and shelter rentals.
 
Scroll down or select a program series below to learn more about our offerings:
Each person attending family programs must be registered through the online system. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
 
 
 
 
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Saturday, May 18
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Free for all ages, and no registration required!
 
Please see the Longleaf Festival page for information about our 10th annual Longleaf Festival and 20th anniversary of Harris Lake County Park double celebration!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Ages: 10 and up
Time: 1:30–3 p.m.
FREE but all participants must be registered
through our online system.
  
 Click on a date below to register:
 
 
 
                 
   
 
Help us monitor and keep our bluebird and wood duck boxes clean throughout our park; create or place additional habitat boxes and assist with other natural resource tasks. Come prepared to learn and work – dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, bring work gloves and a water bottle.
Children ages 10–14 must have an adult registered with them.

 Meet at the Cypress Shelter unless told otherwise.
 
  
 
Check out our public programs at the American Tobacco Trail!
Go to the American Tobacco Trail programs page for details.
 
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How to Register for Public Programs 

 
To register for one of our public programs, click the Harris Lake icon 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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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 park office at 919-387-4342.
 
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Interested in a private group program? Please note that you will still need to contact park staff by phone at 919-387-4344 or by email at jackie.trickel@wakegov.com to schedule school field trips, birthday parties and other group programs.
 
 
Having trouble registering for a program online?
Contact the park office at 919-387-4342 or email us at
harris.lake@wakegov.com for assistance.