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Parks Status Alerts

Parks Status Codes

  • Code Red Indicates Closed
  • Code Yellow Indicates status will be an on site decision or partial closure
  • Code Green Indicates Open
Code Red

Field Status

Code Red

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Field status for February 28, is Code Red, which indicates all fields are closed. 

Please check the weather line for status updates throughout the day: 919-996-6575.

Coaches and or team managers, any changes in field status beyond this point will be communicated to you through your league administrator.

Field status is updated daily around 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and around 7:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Code Red

Lassiter Mill Park Closed

Lassiter Mill Park will be closed beginning April 30, 2020, due to public utilities work on the City's wastewater collection system. We expect to reopen on December 23, 2020, contingent on weather conditions.  For more information please contact 919-996-3511 and see the Crabtree Pipeline Project website.

Code Red

Playground Closed

River Bend Playground is closed for shade structures installation and repairs to safety surfacing. The playground is anticipated to be closed until March 2021.

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Code Red

Forest Ridge Park Mountain Bike Trail

Closed

The Mountain Bike Trail at Forest Ridge Park is currently Closed.  Please contact the park office for further information at (919) 996-5800.

Mountain Bike Trail status is affected by weather and trail conditions. Please only ride dry trails and respect wildlife and other users.

Park office and access to drinking water are closed.  Please plan your ride accordingly.

For emergencies while on the trail, call 9-1-1.

See more information about Forest Ridge Park here.

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Code Yellow

John Chavis Memorial Park Partial Closure

The John Chavis Memorial Park improvements project is under construction.

The community center is closed so that we can pack and get ready to move into our new location. Patrons will be invited to visit the old community center for one last time in mid-March, based on construction timelines. Please check back for exact dates and details.

Closed

Park facilities are closed to the public include:

Open

The following park facilities will remain open to the public:

  • Outdoor track
  • Fields
  • Greenway trail
  • Picnic shelters
  • Areas west of the stream

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Code Red

Sassafras Playground Closed

The Sassafras Playground at Laurel Hills Park is temporarily closed.

During temperature changes, the rubber playground surface layers separate causing bubbling in the top layer that may affect play as a trip hazard. We are monitoring the surface and will re-open when it's safe to do so.

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Code Red

Lake Johnson Parking, Loop Trail and Waterfront Center Closed

Due to construction work from the Lake Johnson Loop Trail improvements, some facilities at Lake Johnson Park are closed. The project work is estimated to be complete in Spring 2021. Every effort will be made to re-open as soon as possible.

Parking

The Lake Johnson Waterfront Center parking lot and Lake Dam parking lot are closed. 

Parking Alternatives

Please use alternative parking indicated on this Parking Map:

  1. Lake Johnson Park Office - Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center, 5611 Jaguar Park Dr
  2. South Parking Lot, 5051 Avent Ferry Rd
  3. Athens Drive Stadium Parking Lot, 1040 Avent Ferry Rd

Please respect the communities adjacent to Lake Johnson and do not park in their neighborhoods to access the park. Cars illegally parked may be towed.

East Loop Trail

The Lake Johnson Trail will be closed between the Lake Johnson Waterfront Center, on the North Side of Lake Johnson, and the dam located adjacent to Lake Dam Road. During this time, the paved trail located on the south side of Lake Johnson, between the dam and the Lake Johnson Waterfront Center, will remain open as will the entire unpaved West Loop Trail.  Learn more about the greenway access. 

Waterfront Center

The Waterfront Program Center and personal boat launch are closed. Bathrooms will remain open to the public. During this construction, the following amenities and services are closed: personal boat launch, Waterfront Center facility rentals, Spruce shelter, Hemlock shelter, and greenway access to mile 1 of the Lake Johnson Loop.

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Code Red

Latta University Historic Park Closure

The Latta University Historic Park will be closed starting in mid-February while arborists remove and prune diseased, dead, and dangerous trees on site. Please do not enter the site at this time. This work is important before we begin construction of Phase one elements this summer.

Learn more about the Latta University Historic Park Planting Plan

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Code Red

Closed for REC Program

The following Community and Neighborhood Center are closed while hosting the Recreation and Education Centers (REC) Program:

  • Biltmore Hills 
  • Brier Creek 
  • Jaycee 
  • Laurel Hills
  • Millbrook Exchange/Anne Gordon 
  • Worthdale 
  • Saint Monica Teen Center/Tarboro Road

See the COVID-19 status of all park facilities, amenities, and programs here.

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Code Red

Gyms and Fitness Rooms Closed

The following community and neighborhood centers are open to the public, but gyms and fitness rooms remain closed:

  • Abbotts Creek 
  • Carolina Pines
  • John Chavis Memorial
  • Green Road
  • Halifax 
  • Lions
  • Optimist

See the COVID-19 status of all park facilities, amenities, and programs here.

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Code Yellow

Active Adult Centers Modified Hours and Programs

Active Adult Centers

  • Five Points Center is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for scheduled programming and program registration only.
  • The Anne Gordon Center is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for scheduled programming and program registration only.
  • Walnut Terrace Center remains closed.

Programs

Limited modified programs have resumed. Learn More Here

Register for any program online via RecLink using the barcode listed. Prior to registering for any program, please review the Raleigh Parks Know Before You Go

All Active Adults overnight and day trips are postponed until further notice. 

See the COVID-19 status of park facilities, amenities, and programs here.

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Code Red

Pullen and Chavis Carousels, Train Closed

Pullen Amusements and Chavis Carousel are closed. 

The Pullen Park train will be closed through March 15 for track maintenance. 

The Pullen Park kiddie boat rides are open with limited capacity. A wellness check and mask will be required when riding our attractions. Please expect extended wait times during peak hours.

See the COVID-19 status of all park facilities, amenities, and programs here.

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Code Yellow

County COVID Testing Program Site

The following facilities will be hosting the Wake County COVID testing for the dates noted below. This will not affect facility operations.

Testing sites will take place in the parking lots, creating the potential for traffic congestion. We appreciate your patience.

February 22-28

  • Hill Street Park

March 1-7

  • Green Road

For general questions about testing, please visit the Wake County website.

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Code Red

Neuse River Access Points Closed

The Neuse River is currently blocked by a log jam under the New Bern Ave bridge. The last available take-out point is Milburnie. Please plan your trip accordingly.

Code Red

Riverwalk Trail Closed

The Riverwalk Trail at Horseshoe Farm is closed due to flooding from recent heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross floodwaters covering any section of trails. 

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Code Yellow

Muddy Conditions on Unpaved Trails

Due to above-average rainfall over the last 90 days, expect muddy conditions on the unpaved trails at Raleigh Parks and Nature Preserves. Please use caution when using unpaved trails in these conditions. 

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Greenway Alerts

As greenways trails and structures age, maintenance and repairs are necessary. Due to the nature of this work, the trails will occasionally need to be closed to complete this work in a safe and efficient manner.

View the latest closures and repairs here.

Contact

 

919-996-3285

Lead Department:
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Service Categories:
Parks

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