Programs & Events

group of children raise hands in program

Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space offers public programs, group programs, camps and major events for the public. Check back often to learn about and register for coming events, most of which are free.

Please note: Park programs are currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But you can still enjoy many of our popular offerings from home! Check out Wake Parks from Home.

Public Programs

These programs cover history, nature and recreational topics at our various park sites. You can view and register for program offerings through our online systemYou can also learn more about each individual park’s public program offerings on the following pages:

American Tobacco Trail

Blue Jay Point County Park

Crowder County Park

Harris Lake County Park

Historic Oak View County Park

Historic Yates Mill County Park

Lake Crabtree County Park

Group Programs

Group programs are requested by and scheduled for particular school or user groups. Learn more about the types of group programs and field trips offered by park sites along with scheduling information at the following links:

Blue Jay Point County Park

Harris Lake County Park

Historic Oak View County Park

Historic Yates Mill County Park

Lake Crabtree County Park

Camps

Camps are more extended programs offered by park staff during the summer months. Learn more about the camps offered by each park at the following links:

Blue Jay Point County Park

Crowder County Park

Harris Lake County Park

Historic Oak View County Park

Historic Yates Mill County Park

Lake Crabtree County Park

Major Events

Park sites throughout the county offer major events centered around a nature, history, or recreational topic in a festival-like atmosphere. These large, one-day events usually take place in the spring or fall. You can learn more about the special events each park offers at the following links:

Blue Jay Point County Park

Crowder County Park

Harris Lake County Park

Historic Oak View County Park

Lake Crabtree County Park

Payments

All public, group and outreach programs are free. Fees will be charged for camps, Historic Yates Mill tours, shelter rentals, lodge reservations and Robertson Millpond boat rentals.

For programs requiring payment, park locations do not accept cash. Payments can be made on site or in advance with a credit card or debit card. Checks can also be mailed in advance to:

Wake County Parks, Recreation & Open Space
PO Box 550
Suite 1000
Raleigh, NC 27602