A day at North Wake Landfill District Park provides a variety of recreational activities for all ages. The restroom facility is conveniently located next to the playground, trail access and picnic shelter.
The playground is unsupervised and includes a kids lot (ages 5–12) and tot lot (ages 2–5).
There are a limited number of picnic tables located around the playground area that are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
North Wake Landfill District Park has one picnic shelter with tables to accommodate larger groups (there are 10 regular tables and 2 handicapped tables). The shelter is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Capacity: 100 persons.
There are NO grills at in the North Wake Landfill District Park. Please do NOT bring grills to the park. No open flames or fires, no grills of any kind, no fireworks and no smoking.
This innovative park is located adjacent to a recently closed landfill with a landfill gas (55% methane) collection system, and we must eliminate the potential for grass fires. Please read rules and regulations
for additional information. If you are considering an event at NWLDP involving 50 or more people, please read North Wake Big Group Trip Guidelines
for a successful visit.
Paved walking trails take you across Nance Spring Branch creek, around Nance Spring Loop, and connect all of the park facilities.
Multi-use Trail "Top of the Hill Trail"
Hike or bike to the top and enjoy spectacular views! On a clear day, you can see the Raleigh downtown skyline. You may access the top of the landfill from the "Top of the Hill Trail" gravel trail located near the park entrance sign--park at the Front Entrance parking lot and walk the concrete road to the right to access the Top of the Hill Trail. *Remain on the designated gravel trail at all times. Use of landfill hill slopes for any activity is prohibited.
North Wake contains 2 miles of mountain bike trails built through a grant from North Carolina State Parks. The trails are designated for beginner and intermediate skill levels.
- A skills area is also provided for those wishing to build their mountain biking skills and comfort level.
- The mountain bike trails are subject to closure during inclement weather, special events and natural recovery.
- All mountain bike trail users must use ANSI- or Snell-approved safety helmets.
Open Play Area