Parks from Home

video screen of excited woman with animals

Park programs are currently on hold due the COVID-19 pandemic. But you can still enjoy programming from Wake County park staff from home! Access educational videos, games and more — even when you can't visit the park. 

Be sure to check back often — new activities are being added regularly!

Virtual Group Programs

virtual field trip opportunities

Until we can gather again, Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space is excited to offer engaging virtual field trip programs for groups. Enjoy educational experiences on cultural and environmental topics from the safety and comfort of your own home. School classes, Scouts, clubs, homeschool groups, retirement communities and other organizations can sign up for a variety of programs. Check out what's available:

Blue Jay Point County Park     Crowder County Park   

Harris Lake County Park          Historic Oak View County Park     

Historic Yates Mill County Park

Virtual Public Programs

virtual public program opportunities

In-person park programs are still on hold due to #COVID19.

We have virtual public programs for you to enjoy until we can get together again!

Check out live, interactive experiences and fun activities available at:

Blue Jay Point County Park

Crowder County Park 

Harris Lake County Park

Historic Yates Mill County Park

Lake Crabtree County Park

Custom Virtual Backgrounds

Bring the Outside Online!

Liven up your virtual meetings with customized backgrounds from Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space.

American Tobacco Trail

trail with pine trees
trail with green pines
small plant beside trail
white flowers along trail

Blue Jay Point County Park

bird on branch
water on rocks by lake shore
squirrel under pines
large tree roots by shoreline

Crowder County Park

turtles on pond float
boardwalk trail
lake shore surrounded by green trees
vine on tree bark

Green Hills County Park

bench overlook on hill top
grass along trail on hill
light shining through leaves
trail winding up hill

Harris Lake County Park

sunset over lake
plants growing up out of water
view across harris lake
pine tree branches

Historic Oak View County Park

plants along roadside
goat looking over fence
historic barn
green herb garden

Historic Yates Mill County Park

turtle on long in pond
sunny boardwalk over pond
historic mill
historic mill siding

Lake Crabtree County Park

lake boat dock at sunset
wooden amphitheater
kayak by lake shore
historic well and home site

Robertson Millpond Preserve

green trees by pond
water flowing over historic dam
cypress knees by pond
cypress trees by pond

Turnipseed Nature Preserve

curving trails by trees
grassy trail by meadow
trail will fall foliage through woods
rocks in wetland

Discover Nature at Wake County Parks and Preserves

​Want to explore the wildlife and plants seen at our Wake County Parks and Preserves from home? Check out the Wake County Natural Resources Inventory Database! Anyone can use it — whether you're a birdwatcher, teacher, student, citizen scientist or just curious about nature. Explore data and photos, print checklists or discover fun nature facts here.