ABOUT THE PARK

A day at Historic Yates Mill County Park offers visitors an “Escape from the Daily Grind,” with experiences that interpret and preserve our agricultural heritage, environmental resources and history through educational programs, events and exhibits. The park is a 174-acre wildlife refuge and an environmental research center. Please note that dogs (except identifiable service animals) and other pets are not allowed. Learn more.
 
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LOCATION:
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
 
Phone: 919-856-6675
Fax: 919-856-6674

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FEATURES

Hiking Agricultural History
Picnic Cultural History
Fishing (limited) Educational Exhibits
Environmental Education Educational Gardens

PARK NEWS

NOW HIRING

We're now hiring for a part-time Park Aide position. Interested in joining our dedicated team of enthusiastic park staff? Apply now!  Here's the Job Description.

INSTAGRAM CONTEST

We're just over the half-way point with the #OurWakeCountyParks Instagram Contest (the contest deadline is July 27). Won't you showcase your photographic skills and fabulous images with us? We've got some great prizes! (1st Place: $100 to Great Outdoor Provision Co.; 2nd Place: Flash 18 backpack and water bottles from REI; 3rd Place: Picnic for 4 from Whole Foods Market).  There are three easy steps to enter: (1) Follow Wake County Parks on Instagram at @WakeGovParks; (2) Upload the picture to Instagram; and (3) Tag it with #OurWakeCountyParks AND the park specific hashtag (e.g.,#YatesMill). 

SAVE THE DATE

The 9th Annual Fall Harvest Celebration – the park's largest event of the year – will take place on Saturday, September 20, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you are interested in being a featured artist, performer or community vendor, please contact the park at yatesmill@wakegov.com. Thanks! 

PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE PARK

If you're planning to come out for some family photography, please be courteous to other park visitors. Keep trails and boardwalks clear and observe all posted safety rules. Since the park is a wildlife refuge, all pets (except identifiable service animals) are not allowed. Thank you and have fun! View the photo policy.

 

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