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Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space

Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Division preserves open space, promotes stewardship, and provides equitable and inclusive education and outdoor recreation for a diverse and growing community.

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Park Locator Mapping Tool

Whether you’re searching for a place to picnic, test out your mountain bike skills, play disc golf or soak up some local history, the Park Locator makes it easier than ever to explore the opportunities available in Wake County.

Developed in partnership with the City of Raleigh, the Park Locator features all state, county and municipal parks and preserves in Wake County, including those in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville, Raleigh, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon.

Features include:

  •  A mobile-friendly format so you can access it anytime, anywhere
  •  The ability to filter results by activity and location
  •  Customized directions to get you where you want to go—quickly
  •  Links so you can find out what each park offers and plan out your trip

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Wake County Open Spaces

Open space is natural land that has not been converted to residential or commercial development. It includes forests, greenways, parks, meadows, wetlands, floodplains and farms. The County partners with municipalities to construct greenways.

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Park Projects

More outdoor recreation and educational opportunities are in the works. Use the link below to learn more about current projects, find project funding information and read the Wake County Parks Master Plan.

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