Sidewalk at the Walnut Creek Athletic Complex


Walnut Creek Athletic Complex Renovations

Enchancing your experience

The Walnut Creek Athletic Complex is on a 105-acre site located at 1201 Sunnybrook Road. This project is intended to provide nine renovated fields capable of supporting youth/adult softball as well as youth baseball, improved Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access, spectator bleacher shading, a food truck plaza, and enhancements to both tower structures.

The construction project is funded by the 2014 bond referendum. 

Project Details

Atlantic Corporate Contracting, Lake Glad Construction



Elizabeth Houck

Lead Department:
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources




This phase is complete.


This phase is complete.


This phase is complete.


Walnut Creek Athletic Complex Renovations project is now complete.


The complex was developed in 1992 and was a game-changer for the softball community.  Housing nine lighted softball fields capable of accommodating youth fast-pitch to adult men’s slow-pitch programs, Walnut Creek Sports Complex quickly became a destination facility.  The complex has served two primary roles over the last 20+ years. It is the host venue for the City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department Adult Softball programs where over 800 athletes play nightly over two seasons, and it is a tournament destination for all varieties of competitive softball generating $2.5 million annual economic impacts. 

Walnut Creek Sports Complex has been the host for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Softball Championships, North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Softball Championships, North Carolina State Games and the North Carolina State University, Shaw University, and St. Augustine University Softball teams.  In total, this complex hosts 36-40 weekend tournaments in addition to Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources spring/fall programs.   


Date Activity
Winter 2017 - Summer 2020 Construction

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