Parks and Recreation

From safari adventures to an alpaca paradise, save these 11 spots located within an hour of the City of Oaks where you can learn and interact through animal encounters.
There’s nothing quite like fall in Raleigh. We’ve got you covered with all the best festivals, events, and other activities throughout the City of Oaks for this autumn.
Each year on September 19, our city and its surrounding areas celebrate 919 Day, an unofficial nod to the Triangle’s main area code. Keep reading City Editors Cat + Allie’s recommendations to spend a day celebrating the 919.
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A new study from details the impact of Wake County’s trees in the area and how we can to grow into an even better and greener county.
From breakfast to dinner — we’ve rounded up a day full of kid-friendly activities for the whole family to enjoy. Bonus: We include a reflection for your kid’s perfect day.
Raleigh Kubb is tossing blocks and batons at Trophy on Maywood. Learn about this unique Scandinavian lawn game and the Raleigh community behind it.
NC Freedom Park, which serves as a beacon of hope honoring Black North Carolinians, is open to the public in downtown Raleigh.
Racers and racing fans, head to Dix Park for this unique Raleigh event. The Kirby Derby is an all-ages quirky festival with a parade, races, and vendors.
The proposed RDU quarry adjacent to Umstead State Park will move forward, following a recent court ruling.
The City of Raleigh has an active adults program that offers planned day and overnight trips geared toward adults ages 50 and older.
Raleigh has plenty of pickleball courts to show off your stuff — keep reading to learn about the sport and where to swing it in the City of Oaks.
Members of the community are invited to help create Dix Park’s cultural interpretation plan, an endeavor to acknowledge the history of the park and approach it with sensitivity, one of the first of its kind.
The Sunflower Field at Dix Park is blooming — sip, listen to music, and snack on food truck finds at the five-acre field.
Tessellate, a new outdoor interactive installation, plays with light and shadow and will be on view at Dix Park from Monday, July 24 to Monday, Aug. 28
Get ready to roll out your blankets and red, white, and blue apparel to celebrate the Fourth of July in the City of Oaks.
The world’s first children’s health education playground now features a MindWELL Garden Labyrinth to help bridge the gap between nature and mental well-being.
It’s getting hot so it’s time to find your next relief from the sun — dip your toes in one of these public pools or splash pads this summer.
Want to start planning your summer in the City of Oaks? We put together a list of 18 fun activities, festivals, and must dos to make to most out of the season.
This will be the flower’s first bloom.
This unconventional new park isn’t too big, but it’s full of color and local artist Katie Stewart’s artistic vision.
Looking for the perfect spot for a summer photo shoot? Stop and smell the roses (and strike a pose) at these Raleigh gardens.
With unique summer offerings, this Cary farm might be your go-to Saturday spot.
The century plant typically blooms once every 10-30 years and can reach up to 35 feet tall — you don’t want to miss this rare bloom.
All month long, local bike shops and bicycling communities are hosting events and tune-ups to celebrate Bike Month in Raleigh.
Join this worldwide treasure hunt from your own backyard.
“Everyone is so nice here. And I think that’s the key to Raleigh. We are collaborative. We are connectors,” Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin told RALtoday.
Check out these 20 hiking trails catered to all skill levels in and around the City of Oaks for outdoor adventures.
Explore these dog-friendly businesses in Raleigh that span from places to eat, drink, shop, exercise, and stay the night.
We’re highlighting the best kid-friendly activities that Raleigh, NC has to offer — complete with art classes, animal encounters, and outdoor fun.
We’re highlighting the 33 best parks that Raleigh has to offer — complete with playgrounds, trails, and tennis courts.
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