Wake Forest offers a plethora of recreational facilities and activities. The mild climate and abundant opportunities within close proximity allow for outdoor activities to be enjoyed year-round.

Wake Forest Parks & Recreation: 

  • 561 acres of local parks, open space, natural land and trails
  • five baseball/softball fields
  • three soccer fields
  • one pool
  • six picnic areas
  • eight playgrounds
  • eight lighted tennis courts
  • Flaherty Dog Park
  • Flaherty Park Community Center
  • E. Carroll Joyner Park
  • Wake Forest Community House
  • six miles+ of greenway trails
  • Within Wake County alone, there are hundreds of parks, miles of greenways, and more than 38,000 acres of recreational space (30,541 state owned, 7,539 locally owned).
  • Town of Wake Forest Parks & Recreation

Falls Lake State Park

With a 12,000-acre lake and 26,000 acres of woodlands, Falls Lake State Recreation Area offers a choice of recreation areas and activities. The lake offers fishing, boating and swimming, and on the land, you can enjoy walking, mountain biking or camping along a portion of the state's Mountains-to-Sea Trail. In addition, there are two additional state parks within the metro area Jordan Lake State Park and William B. Umstead State Park.

College and Professional Sports

Abundant college and professional sports throughout the metro area include:

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Wake Forest among top 10 fastest growing cities in NC!

July 11, 2016

Wake Forest is one of the top 10 cities in NC with the largest population increases between 2010 and 2015.  The 10 cities with the largest population increases between 2010 and 2015 contain 25% of the state’s total population but make up half of the total population growth over the five-year period. 

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