Playgrounds reopen Sept. 5

Closed due to COVID-19 since March 23, all Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department-maintained playgrounds will reopen Saturday, Sept. 5, as North Carolina moves into Safer at Home Phase 2.5. Drinking fountains will remain turned off until further notice.

Playgrounds are not sanitized daily, so park visitors must use at their own risk. In addition, all users must follow group size (50 max), social distancing  and face mask guidelines which now require children five years and older to wear face coverings. 

Community health and safety is the top priority for the Town of Wake Forest. The situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve, so the Town’s playgrounds are subject to close with limited notice. Wake Forest officials will continue to closely monitor updates and follow guidelines from the Wake County Health Department, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHSS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These guidelines have been implemented in protocols established by the Town to address potential exposure to the coronavirus and protect our community and staff.

Out of concern for public safety, PRCR offices and buildings, including Joyner Park Community Center, Flaherty Park Community Center, Wake Forest Community House and Alston-Massenburg Center, remain closed to the public. A limited number of programs are being offered at these facilities, so only registered participants are allowed to enter. More information related to these facilities will be provided in the coming days. For more information, call 919-435-9560

Everyone has an important role to play in preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our community. If you leave home, practice your Ws:

  • Wear a cloth mask over your nose and mouth.
  • Wait six feet apart. Avoid close contact.
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.
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