Play it Forward in Wake Forest

The town of Wake Forest has a phenomenal parks and recreation department.  With a mission to “enhance the lives of the citizens of Wake Forest by offering a comprehensive system of parks, greenways, facilities and open spaces coupled with cultural and athletic programs that promote education, health & wellness”, our residents are provided many opportunities to have some fun!

With 561 acres of parks, open space, natural land and trails, there are plenty of places for Wake Forest residents to let loose.  With 11 parks, residents have places to grill, play baseball, tennis, basketball & numerous other activities.  For more information about each park, please click the links below.

Ailey Young Park :  baseball field, basketball courts, playground, picnic tables & charcoal grills

E Carroll Joyner Park:  restored farm buildings, pecan grove, 1,000 lawn-seat amphitheater, walker garden, performance garden, 2,000 linear foot stone ribbon wall, 3 miles of paved walking trails, charcoal grills

H L Miller Park

Heritage High School Park:  2 multi purpose soccer fields, 2 baseball/softball fields, 8 lighted tennis courts, restroom facility

Holding Park:  5 acre site, site of the Holding Park Pool & Wake Forest Community House, playground featuring 5 slides and swings, picnic tables, charcoal grills, basketball court

J B Flaherty Park

Kiwanis Park

Plummer Park:  half-acre park, located within the Crenshaw Manor subdivision, playground, picnic shelter and picnic tables

Smith Creek Soccer Center:  17 acre fields, playground, picnic shelter, picnic tables, charcoal grills

Taylor Street Park:  1.5 acre park, site of the Alston-Massenburg Center, playground offering tot swings, sand box with excavators, X-Wave, spiral slide, children’s swings, and green areas

Tyler Run Park: playground, baseball field, basketball court, swings

According to the town website, “Play It Forward” is an initiative by Wake Forest PRCR designed to encourage participation in the development of a new Parks & Recreation Master Plan.  All residents are urged to provide input, ideas, solutions and support.  In 2005, the town develplay-it-forward-300x175oped a Parks & Recreation Master Plan with the input of citizens.  The purpose of the plan is to examine where we are now, the anticipated needs for the future and needed improvements.  The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department has contracted with Greenplay, LLC to assess the town’s existing facilities & programs.  A final public meeting is scheduled for February 5 at 6:30 p.m. Preliminary findings will be shared and additional data will be gathered.  The meeting will be held at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre.








About Peter Kima

When it comes to providing the utmost in personal service to his clients, Peter Kima is on the cutting edge. This family man's demanding work ethic was passed on from his parents. His mother, a first generation German-American forged a new life in a strange country. His father, who has not missed a day of work since 1972 led by example. Peter does not rest until he's done everything in his power to help you achieve your goals. As a husband and a father, his understanding the importance of a family's home is reflected in his every move. When Peter is not helping one of his clients he can be found volunteering his time running a charity Lobster Bingo event, cooking burgers at the Wake Forest Fire Station to benefit the children in the community, delivering dictionaries to every 3rd grade student in Wake county with the Wake Forest Kiwanis Club, collecting school supplies for the needy or ringing the bell for the Salvation Army. His favorite pastime however is spending time with his wife Jennifer and their two sons, Cole (7) and Camden (4 going on 44!). Peter has resided in Germany, California, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oregon and Vermont. Having lived in North Carolina for over 10 years, Peter refers to North Carolina as home. Don't underestimate the value of Peter's moving experience. He and his team understand the rigors involved in making a family move. Rely on that experience to help you. When the time comes for your next move in and around Wake Forest, NC don't settle for ordinary! Count on Peter and his entire team to help you achieve...The Good Life.

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