I Heart Parks

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Share Why You Love Wake County Parks!

April is "I Heart Parks" Month, and Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space would love to hear from you!

Please tell us why you love Wake County parks and preserves by filling out a quick survey. The survey ends April 30. Please share it with your friends, and post about it on social media using #IHeartWakeCountyParks.

Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Division preserves open space, promotes stewardship, and provides equitable and inclusive education and outdoor recreation for a diverse and growing community.

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Thank you for sharing how much you LOVE your Wake County Parks:

"I loved the fact you have places for biking, walking, swimming, and boating. All the facilities and trails were clean and well maintained. Thanks for the great experience!" - Anon. (American Tobacco Trail)

"I love Wake county Parks because they are so big and they have walking trails, they have cool playgrounds and cool playground equipment. They are so very clean.  :)" - Anon. (Blue Jay Point)

"I love Wake county Parks because I can do my gymnastics and I can do a bunch of fun stuff. Example: monkey bars and a bunch of other stuff!" - Anon. (Green Hills)

"This is our favorite park, we go just about every week. Talk to the staff in the main building, they are very knowledgeable. We have been spending lots of time here because of covid one of few places we can really enjoy nature, and most the time we're walking in the shade, a very big plus." - Anon (Harris Lake)

"The kids explore the farm with great interest and they have learned so much about farm life a century ago. The barn is a favorite too ~ especially since one of the kids shares the name Wyatt with the horse.  They enjoy milking the cow, gathering eggs, and driving the tractor. Most times when we ask where should we go, the answer is go feed the goats!" - Anon. (Historic Oak View)

"There was so much history and beauty. I have never seen a mill and Yates Mill provided that for me!" - Anon (Historic Yates Mill)

"It is convenient to get to via a bicycle and vehicle. The staff sets up great programs for kids. We like kayaking, mountain biking and hiking there. So much to do there, sailing, flying a kite. " - Anon. (Lake Crabtree)

"I love the wide variety of plants and animals that visitors have the opportunity to observe. The preserve allows for people to experience unique ecoregions that are not commonly available to residents in the triangle. Thanks for all the hard work! " - Anon. (Robertson Millpond)

"The trails are great, long & well maintained. The picnic area near the pond is so peaceful for a snack or lunch!" - Anon. (Sandy Pines Preserve) 

"This park brings me so much peace. The area surrounding it is growing so fast. I’m thankful to be able to come to walk in the park and observe all that nature has to offer. You are able to enjoy different areas.  If you like creeks, ponds, open spaces and forests this is a great place to visit.  There are giant boulders that the kids love." - Anon. (Turnipseed)

baby turtle basking on rock in pond