Parks playgrounds, restrooms & courts
to close Monday

The Town of Wake Forest continues taking precautions to promote social distancing and avoid gatherings of people in response to health experts’ recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19. Beginning Monday, March 23, all Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources parks playgrounds, restrooms and athletics fields are closed until further notice. All PRCR-maintained picnic shelters, basketball, pickleball and tennis courts are also closed until further notice.

This is in addition to the closure of all facilities and the cancellation of all programs, special events, and facility rentals.

All Town parks and greenways remain open to the public. However, users are urged to remember the following:

  • Refrain from using parks or trails if they are exhibiting symptoms.
  • While on trails, warn other users of their presence as they pass, and step aside to let others pass.
  • Always observe CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of 6 feet from other individuals. If this is not possible, find an alternate location or depart that space.

As this situation continues to evolve, expect further announcements about Town closures and service modifications. Wake Forest residents are encouraged to visit our COVID-19 web portal for a complete listing of Town cancellations, postponements and closures.
COVID-19 Information
The Town of Wake Forest wants everyone to be well-informed about COVID-19. We have created a web portal dedicated to information and updates on the COVID-19 pandemic. The portal includes a complete list of facilities, events and meetings that are closed or canceled in response to COVID-19, along with a link to NC 2-1-1 and a listing of local food and beverage establishments providing takeout and delivery service. We update the page as new information is made available. The situation with COVID-19 is evolving. To help provide you with facts and allay your concerns Wake County created and is continually adding to a list of frequently asked questions .

NC 2-1-1
NC 2-1-1 is an information and referral service that families and individuals can call to obtain free and confidential information on health and human services resources within their community. NC 2-1-1 operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and resources are available in most languages.

“Services like NC 2-1-1 are critical during times of emergency,” said Governor Cooper. “North Carolinians can now call 2-1-1 to get the information they need while we continue working together to prevent the spread of this virus.”

North Carolinians can text COVIDNC to 898211 to receive general information and updates about COVID-19. Sign up now to get regular alerts on the rapidly evolving situation and North Carolina’s response.

NC 2-1-1 can refer callers to the organizations in their local community best equipped to address their specific health and human services needs including food, shelter, energy assistance, housing, parenting resources, health care, employment, substance abuse treatment, as well as specific resources for older adults and for persons with disabilities, and much more. Simply dial 2-1-1 or TTY 888-892-1162 for assistance.

Town of Wake Forest App
Our COVID-19 web portal , including alerts, cancellations and closures and a link to NC 2-1-1 , is included as a function on the Town of Wake Forest app .

Gentle Reminders
We encourage all community members to consider the following:

  • Stay informed and follow all CDC guidelines for staying healthy.
  • Visit Wake County’s information page regarding local COVID-19 updates.
  • Remain at home and call our health provider if you begin to show any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, including running a fever, coughing, or having difficulty breathing. 
  • Limit gatherings to fewer than 10 people.

Contact Information
If you have specific questions about COVID-19 and your risk, email  or call 919-856-7044 and someone from Wake County’s public health team will return your message within the next business day.
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If you have questions or comments about the Town of Wake Forest website or E-Notifier, please contact Bill Crabtree by email or call 919-435-9421.