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Parks COVID-19 Information

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Parks Status

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

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we determine what modifications are necessary to return safely!

Youth Programs Update

Youth Programs has modified existing programming to continue offering school-based programs and summer camp opportunities to children in grades K-8. Recreation and Education Centers (REC) is a new program offered beginning August 17, 2020 through December 18, 2020. Traditional Before School X-Press, After School X-Press, Track Out X-Press, Community After School Program (CAPs), Teen Outreach Program (TOPs), and YES day programs are canceled for Fall 2020. New programs to serve CAPs and TOPs participants are being developed and details will be coming soon. 

Please visit the Youth Programs page for additional specific updates and changes.

Active Adults Program Update

In consideration of the health and safety of our participants and staff, the Raleigh Parks Active Adults program is following the guidance of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), Wake County Health and Human Services, and state and local officials and has made the following updates to Active Adults Centers and programs:

  • All Active Adults programs at Five Points Active Adult Center are canceled through at least October 1, 2020.
  • All Active Adults programs at Anne Gordon Center are canceled through at least January 2021. 
  • All Active Adults overnight and day trips are postponed until further notice. 
  • Golden Years clubs should follow the Governor’s gathering guidelines.
  • Coming Soon! We want to help you connect with friends and stay fit with virtual programs including live online fitness classes.

Resources for Seniors continues to assist with Medicare questions. For more information, please see the flyer here.  Resources for Seniors may also offer virtual programs and will resume in-person programs when guidelines allow. 

We thank you for your understanding and patience and hope to connect with you all soon! 

Social Distancing Best Practices

Parks and open space provide necessary respite, especially during challenging times. We invite you to breathe in the fresh air and enjoy nature. To continue to enjoy Raleigh parks and greenways safely, we recommend you do the following:

  • Always keep at least 6 feet between you and others.
  • Visit the park or trails early in the morning or later in the day.
  • Walk, jog, hike, and bike in a single file on the trail.
  • When crossing a bridge on the trail, allow one group or trail user to pass at a time to maintain 6 feet distance. 
  • Avoid gathering in groups at trailheads or other areas.
  • Warn other greenway users when passing by calling out or using your bike bell.
  • When someone approaches you on the greenway, step to the side and let them pass.
  • To improve social distancing, consider visiting less busy trails or parks. See our Park Locator to find the park closest to you.
  • Always follow the CDC's personal hygiene guidance.
  • If you are exhibiting symptoms, do not visit the park or trails. However, people with COVID19 may not exhibit symptoms, so it is important to practice all of the above guidelines even if feeling well.

Thank you for being smart and safe, Raleigh!

Visit the City's main COVID-19 Information page.

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