Parks staff holding Parks Praise sign and smiling in front of plants

Parks Praise

We want to recognize employees that make your experience with Raleigh Parks exceptional!

Share your experience now

See the kind words our patrons have shared about our great employees below:

My daughter has attended Art4Fun camps for two summers and really loves it. Eliza, Asia, and the counselors really seem to enjoy providing Art4Fun and it shows. They are courteous and friendly and safety-conscious when it comes to the campers. The projects they lead, especially during Project Runway week, are amazing! My daughter comes home from Art4Fun happy and tired. We will return summer after summer. - Karen

I contacted Danielle about renting a shelter at Lake Wheeler Park for a group for a business function. She was very professional in the way she handled our entire event. Danielle worked with me on all my requests (needed a shelter near bathrooms, by the lake and kayak rentals, etc.) and dates, plus was very quick in returning emails with information. A great experience! Thank you! - Laura

I have been at events at Method Community Center and have heard many comments about Elizabeth. Patrons have mentioned that they like the community activities that bring the neighborhood together, that they’re well thought out and reliable. What surprised me was that I was at another event across town and a patron mentioned Elizabeth’s name as organized, reliable, and thoughtful in relation to pickleball. - Janice

"I recently came into the Recreation Business Office to register my daughter for a program. Ms. Stokes was very nice and provided me with a great deal of useful information. Good customer service seems to be a rare quality nowadays. However, Ms. Stokes has it down to a science and provided me with SUPERB customer service! The City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department is lucky to have an employee like Ms. Stokes." - Kesha

My son recently attended an outdoor adventure camp based out of Chavis Community Center. The camp was incredibly well run and organized. Denise Hill, Jesse Cox, and the camp staff were wonderful - supportive, professional and positive in every way! I want to extend a special KUDOS to the entire staff at Chavis. EVERY time I walked into the center, I was greeted positively and treated with respect from EVERY staff member I encountered. Thank you for making Raleigh a brighter place! - Mandy

I drive once or twice a week to the Optimist Center to play pickleball. I had the privilege of meeting Bryan. He has done so much to make this program successful. He goes out of his way to make everyone’s experience a great one. He is a real asset to the city of Raleigh. I thoroughly enjoy coming to the Optimist Center to play pickleball. - Joe

Donna, who does the Nature Program, is wonderful. It’s an hour packed full of stories, songs, stuffed animals, and live animals. She is great with the kids and I love going to her classes too. - Keri

Danielle was working as a greeter at the John Chavis Legacy Awards Ceremony. I must say, although I'm not an original native of Raleigh, her courteous welcoming set the tone for an epic night! Kudos to Danielle! - Coby

I really enjoyed my hike at Forest Ridge Park – we hiked the red and orange loops. I was very impressed by the lack of puddles on the trail, given all the rain we had the day before. That speaks volumes about the quality of the trail layout and its construction – excellent job! We saw a wild turkey and a great blue heron. - Debra

I have been coming to Jaycee Park for several years and the crew that takes care of this site is amazing! I finally met Neal, the supervisor, and am even more impressed because Neal said his crew take care of several other sites as well. No matter what is happening in life and no matter the season, when I drive in and step out into the beautiful, tranquil environment and it brings a smile to my face! The excitement of the wide range of ages playing baseball, volleyball, and enjoying nature are joyous signs of the awesome job of Neal’s crew! - Darby



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