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Get Outside and Play Find Peace in Nature Immerse Yourself in Art and History

There are more than 200 parks in Raleigh, featuring classes and programs, art centers, athletic facilities, community centers, lakes, nature preserves, dog parks, playgrounds, swimming pools, greenway trails, historic sites, open spaces, and more!

Looking for places to explore while you're visiting Raleigh Parks? Use the information below as a starting point!

Get Outside and Play

A large inclusive playground

Find Peace in Nature

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  • Enjoy the sights and sounds of one of our nature preserves.
  • Observe one of our pollinator gardens.
  • Plan a picnic or take in the view at a nearby lake or outdoor recreation facility.

Immerse Yourself in Art and History

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Browse our Raleigh Parks news page to learn more about specific events and programs that may be occurring during your visit. We hope you enjoy your time in Raleigh Parks!