Youth Athletics Adult Athletics Athletic Park & Softball Complex Volunteer - Youth Sports Coach Better Sports For Kids Quality Program Provider Designation Field Rentals and Reservations Healthy Snack Plan
Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources offers a variety of athletic teams and leagues that focus on much more than winning they also teach the value of a fair game, sportsmanship, and teamwork. The Athletics Program is dedicated to providing quality athletic competition, instruction, and participation for youth and adults in Raleigh.
The Youth Athletics Program caters toward children ages 5-18 and provides numerous benefits from playing in organized leagues. Youth sports sponsored by the City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department provide the opportunity for boys and girls to learn good sportsmanship and progressively develop skills.
Note: All youth registrations are held at local community centers.
The Adult Athletics Program provides a great opportunity to stay active, encourage social interaction and community involvement while providing a safe, fun, family atmosphere. View our softball and kickball video.
Note: Adult registrations are held at the athletic office at 2401 Wade Avenue.
Athletic Park & Softball Complex
The City owns two large complexes that are suitable for larger sports tournaments and competitions.
Buffaloe Road Athletic Park
5900 Buffaloe Rd
Walnut Creek Athletic Complex
1201 Sunnybrook Rd
Volunteer - Youth Sports Coach
The Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department relies on volunteer coaches for all of our organized youth sports leagues. We are looking for the following coaches: Basketball, Lacrosse, Baseball, Football, Tennis, Swimming and more.
Better Sports For Kids Quality Program Provider Designation
The Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider designation was awarded to City of Raleigh, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources - Athletics Division for 2018-2019 and 2020-2021.
The Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider designation demonstrates the City of Raleigh’s quality, safety, oversight, and commitment to the youth we serve.
Field Rentals and Reservations
The Athletics Division handles all the field rentals for the City facilities. We have numerous types of fields (baseball, softball, multipurpose, open spaces and outdoor volleyball) across the entire city. Fees, sizes, setup and lighting vary.
Healthy Snack Plan
When it’s your turn to bring snacks for the team, it can be tough to decide which options are the best and healthiest. Here are a few tips to help you find tasty and healthy snacks the whole team can enjoy.