Park Projects

staff and public discuss projects in public meeting

Current Projects

Sandy Pines Preserve

At 563 acres, Sandy Pines Preserve is the largest single piece of property Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space has acquired. The land, a mix of woods and active farmland, will be open for horseback riding. Learn more.

Beech Bluff County Park

Beech Bluff County Park is planned for the southeast corner of Wake County adjacent to the towns of Garner and Fuquay-Varina. The park property is made up of several parcels of land totaling approximately 300 acres. While a portion of the land adjacent to Highway 42 is actively farmed, the majority of the park contains undeveloped forests, wetlands, stream channels, floodplains and rock outcrops, all of which support a diverse ecosystem and help protect critical natural resources. Learn more.

Kellam-Wyatt Farm

This three-generation family farm and woodland sanctuary has much to offer in natural beauty, wildlife habitat and sustainable, educational agriculture.  The 59 acre property is located in east-central Wake County, near the border between Raleigh and Knightdale. The property was donated to Wake County with a conservation easement, which means the land is legally limited to certain uses that support conservation values such as open space, scenic views, habitat and watershed protection, preservation of rural character and agricultural production.  Learn moreEn Español.

Lake Myra County Park​

Lake Myra is a new park location currently being developed by Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space. The 220-acre park will be located along Poole Road, north of the intersection of Poole Road and Lake Myra Road. Learn more.

In 2018, voters passed a $120 million Parks, Greenways, Recreation and Open Space bond. Learn about current projects and progress that's been made so far. 

Project Funding

In 2018, voters passed a $120 million Parks, Greenways, Recreation and Open Space bond that provides funding for most county park and preserve projects. Learn more about Bonds & County Debt.

Wake County Parks Master Plan