A shot of the lake and trails at Shelley Lake

Shelley Lake Park

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Sertoma Arts Center Trails Fishing Courts Playgrounds

Year 1972 | Acres 144.8

Proposed park bond project at this location

Restroom Facility Available




Director Julia Meder
Assistant Director Kendal Draper


Shelley Lake Park
1400 West Millbrook Road
Raleigh, NC 27614



Sertoma Arts Center

The exterior of Sertoma Arts Center at Shelley lake Park

Sertoma Arts Center has classes and workshops in painting, drawing, photography, pottery, performing arts, and more. The arts center also offers exhibits, studio spaces, group support, and community outreach

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Part of the scenic, paved trails around the lake
  • 2 miles of paved scenic greenway trails around the lake


Wooden boardwalk pedestrian bridge over Shelley lake with water on right side with trees around

Fishing is permitted off the pedestrian bridge and docks on Shelley Lake Trail.

Fishing is allowed at Shelley Lake from the docks or the pedestrian bridge. Bank fishing is prohibited. Those fishing must have a fishing license and they must use live bait. 


Outdoor basketball courts with concrete surface

Basketball Courts

  • Concrete surface

Courts are typically available first-come, first-serve. View other court locations.


One of two playgrounds designed for younger kids with slides and climbing surface

Ages 2 - 5

  • Woodchip surface
A second large playground for older kids with a bigger slide and climbing equipment

Ages 5 - 12

  • Woodchip surface

View other playground locations.