Raleigh's Parks and Recreation Department is a professionallymanaged network of facilities and programs. The City of Raleigh is home to a Parks System of over 7500 acres, anda full-service Recreation program, featured at over 200 City owned andoperated facilities. With 19 staffed community centers we are able to provide diverse, leisure activities for all ages and abilities.
Our two Art Centers, Sertoma and Pullen, offer art enthusiasts numerous opportunities tocreate and perform. Our lakes,Johnson, Shelley, Benson and Wheeler, offer fishing, boating, rowing, summercamps, and many special events. The Capital Area Greenway System is 25 years old and continues to serve as amodel for cities and towns throughout the United States. The system contains over 40 miles oftrails, and continues to grow. Raleigh's greenways serve as conservation buffers, air purifiers andnoise regulators in a growing, urban environment.
The Parks and Recreation Department sponsors a variety of programs, activities, and special events in the areas of Adultsand Senior Adults, Adventure, Aquatics, Arts, Athletics, Community Centers,Computers, English as a Second Language, Lakes, Nature, Specialized Recreation Services, Summer Camps, Teens, Tennis, and Youth. In addition, the Corporate Leisure Services program offers full-service planning for local businesses andorganizations for events such as company picnics, team building exercises,and corporate meetings.
For up to date information about our programs and facilities, log on to our website at www.parks.raleighnc.gov