Let me begin by stating that Wake Forest NC has one of the very best Parks and Recreation Departments under the sun! My kids play there, we attend the yearly events hosted by the team there including the Spooktacular! What they offer is endless. So is their new name. It was recently announced that they are changing their name to the Wake Forest Parks and Recreation and Cultural Resources and Baseball and Basketball and Tennis and Art Classes and New Cultural Venue and Greenway Department. Whew. Let me grab a glass of water! Lol…. In all seriousness they are changing it to Wake Forest Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department. STILL A MOUTHFULL. Why bother? What was wrong with the previous name? Why do we always feel we need to change things like this? Why not focus on things that are truly needed….more athletic venues and fields for the every growing population? We do not have enough fields for the kids to play on as it is. Let me give you an example. Wake Forest Parks and Rec runs a fantastic baseball league. They will fill every spot and have a waiting list for kids that will never get on a team this year. Why? Not enough baseball fields for our children. Can you imagine telling a 9 year little leaguer that he cannot participate? Come on! Keep in mind that right here in Wake Forest we have the North Wake Baseball League. They had 220 boys sign up for just the 9/10 year old teams. They have 6 baseball diamonds and that is not enough as many parents find themselves driving to Millbrook Road and Wildwood Forest for games and practices. This is an ADDITIONAL 220 9/10 year olds NOT playing in Wake Forest Parks and Rec. This does NOT include the t-ball guys, the 7/8 year olds or the 11-16 year olds! I won’t mention the fact that many kids don’t play in either league and that in fact they play on travel teams. Oye! The need is great and I’m only talking about baseball.
Let me be very clear. Ruben and his team are second to none. Seriously. Ruben, Ed and the staff there are incredible. Every time I have a question Ed is always quick to respond to my requests. It is because they have done such an outstanding job that the demand is so high. My point here is that instead of lengthening the name to hysterical proportions and spending time and money on a new logo I’d rather see us working with developers and the town to support our youth and the need for additional fields, courts, splash parks and even an aquatics center. I believe the purchasing of the new Cultural Center was a good investment I must question if it was needed as much as these other items mentioned. Either way, I love this town.
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