Junior Park Explorers

junior park explorers

Do you like to explore parks and preserves? Do you like winning prizes? Our Junior Park Explorers program is for you!

Get Started

Pick up a Junior Park Explorers scorecard at any Wake County park, or email jrparkexplorers@wake.gov to register by mail. Once you have a card, you are ready to go!

Participants must be between the ages of 4 and 15.

junior park explorers scorecard

Take the Challenge

Visit each of the following Wake County parks and participate in a staff-led program, camp or special event within the course of one year (self-guided activities are not eligible). Ask the staff member present to stamp your scorecard, and you’ll take home a collectible park pin!


Take a selfie (or have someone snap your photo) with a manmade or natural feature specific to each of the following locations. Then email it to jrparkexplorers@wake.gov and mark your scorecard to indicate completion. Pins will be awarded at the end of the challenge.


junior park explorers prizes

Find Programs to Attend

Attend a park program to get a stamp!

The GoApe course at Blue Jay Point County Park and the Boat Rental Facility at Lake Crabtree County Park are now also Junior Park Explorer locations!

Collect Your Prize

When your scorecard is complete, email a picture of it to jrparkexplorers@wake.gov and let us know which park you'd like to visit to collect your prize — a Wake County Parks daypack — and your additional pins.

Share the News

Share the news! Post a photo of your prize on social media using the hashtag #JrParkExplorers and encourage your friends to try it next!


Email jrparkexplorers@wake.gov.