Skate Park, Pump Track & Basketball Court

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In December 2023, the Town of Wake Forest purchased 8.3 acres of land adjacent to Devon Square and E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road.

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department has scheduled public meetings on February 21 and March 2 to solicit input from residents concerning the proposed construction of a skate park, pump track, and basketball court on this property.

The meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 21, will begin at 6 p.m. in the Wake Forest Town Hall Ground Floor Meeting Room, 301 S. Brooks St. The room is most easily accessed via Town Hall’s Taylor Street entrance.

The meeting on Saturday, March 2, is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. in the Walker Room at the Joyner Park Community Center (JPCC), 701 Harris Road. The Walker Room is located on the second floor of JPCC.

Both meetings will have the same format and content. Each will include a brief presentation, followed by an open discussion where attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and share suggestions. Town staff, members of the PRCR Advisory Board, and representatives from Kimley Horn will be on hand to answer questions and gather public input.

Community Survey

In anticipation of these meetings, residents are invited to complete a brief online survey.

The survey consists of seven questions and takes less than three minutes to complete.

Share Your Feedback

You're also invited to submit any questions or concerns you have using the "Share Your Feedback" form below.

In December 2023, the Town of Wake Forest purchased 8.3 acres of land adjacent to Devon Square and E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road.

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department has scheduled public meetings on February 21 and March 2 to solicit input from residents concerning the proposed construction of a skate park, pump track, and basketball court on this property.

The meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 21, will begin at 6 p.m. in the Wake Forest Town Hall Ground Floor Meeting Room, 301 S. Brooks St. The room is most easily accessed via Town Hall’s Taylor Street entrance.

The meeting on Saturday, March 2, is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. in the Walker Room at the Joyner Park Community Center (JPCC), 701 Harris Road. The Walker Room is located on the second floor of JPCC.

Both meetings will have the same format and content. Each will include a brief presentation, followed by an open discussion where attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and share suggestions. Town staff, members of the PRCR Advisory Board, and representatives from Kimley Horn will be on hand to answer questions and gather public input.

Community Survey

In anticipation of these meetings, residents are invited to complete a brief online survey.

The survey consists of seven questions and takes less than three minutes to complete.

Share Your Feedback

You're also invited to submit any questions or concerns you have using the "Share Your Feedback" form below.

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I strongly support wake forest’s decision to build a skate park. With delicious skate park closing there are no avenues for skaters to have a designated place to skateboard anymore. This is MUCH needed in our town. I grew up at delicious and I would love my sons to have the ability to call a place home like I did. We need to give our youth options.

Bmyoung27 about 1 month ago

The park is great but PLEASE stop leveling every last pocket of woods to build ugly apartments that look straight out of the Soviet block...traffic is already ridiculous

Zephy Mantrack about 1 month ago

As a now 34 year old skateboarder from Raleigh, I can attest to just how important a skatepark and pump track would mean for Wake Forest. Kids of all ages need somewhere that is safe and supported by the community. Skateboarding, inline skating, and more have become huge sources of creativity, exercise, and energy around this area for many years now. This is a very relevant and progressive way to encourage more outside activity and bonding with others over shared interests and passions. I am in full support of this initiative and would be happy to elaborate on why or help in any way possible.

drdetweiler89 about 1 month ago

My family would love to see a skate park and pump track go in. I have 4 boys who would be so excited!

Aburman. about 1 month ago

Fully support this initiative. We need more outdoor spaces for families and children!

Laur31 about 1 month ago

I am writing to express my strong support for this project. I have two small children and a full time job and do not have the time to make it to the open house meetings, although I wished to show up and support the initiative in person. I loved going to the skate park as a young person and am excited about the idea of sharing that joy with my own children in the town where we live.

nathaneparrish about 2 months ago

I wish to express my strongest level of support for this project! The benefits of outdoor spaces are limitless- they actively improve people's physical and mental health, improve an area's beauty, and make a town more attractive for new residents and businesses. The Town of Wake Forest is doing a great thing by building more public access space for people to enjoy outdoor recreation! Skating is an activity that does not have much room to be done legally in the Wake Forest area after the closing of the skate park at the factory. Creating a safe and regulated space for skaters to ride will keep them and bystanders safe. Thank you for your dedication to making Wake Forest more accessible for skaters!

Addison about 2 months ago

We need a skatepark and pump track, happy to help with designing

Matty about 2 months ago

More areas for pedestrians and civilians to enjoy the outdoors and engage in activities with the community? It’s a no brainer, we should for sure add this but keep all the natural land around it intact as we can as to not impose on the natural environment and habitat of animals that live there

Connortorr about 2 months ago

Please preserve 50-ft wide (or more) forested riparian buffers along ALL streams on the site, including the ephemeral stream on the east side. The streams and pond in Joyner Park have already lost much of their protective forest over the past decade. Thanks!

gpottern about 2 months ago

I am writing to express my strong support for the proposed construction of a skate park, pump track, and basketball court within our town. As a lifelong resident of Wake Forest, I have witnessed firsthand the remarkable growth and development of our community. This project represents a significant step forward in enhancing our parks system and providing much-needed recreational spaces for residents of all ages.

The increasing population and traffic in Wake Forest underscore the urgent need for safe, dedicated areas for skating, biking, and other outdoor activities. Currently, our town's infrastructure does not adequately support non-motorized modes of transportation, such as walking, biking, or skating. The absence of protected bike lanes and pedestrian-friendly pathways has made it challenging for residents to engage in these activities safely amidst the growing vehicular traffic.

The proposed skate and pump park, alongside the addition of a new basketball court, offers a solution to this pressing issue. By creating a safe and welcoming environment for skaters, bikers, and athletes, we can encourage physical activity, foster a sense of community, and provide a recreational outlet for both children and adults. This initiative not only caters to the existing demand among our residents but also aligns with our town's vision for a more inclusive, active, and connected community.

I commend the Wake Forest PRCR Department for recognizing the importance of this project and for seeking input from the community. It is a testament to the department's commitment to responding to the needs and aspirations of its residents. I believe that the skate and pump park, along with the basketball court, will make a great addition to our town, marking a positive step toward accommodating our diverse recreational needs and promoting a healthier, more active lifestyle for all.

Thank you for your dedication to improving Wake Forest's recreational amenities and for considering the voices of its residents. I look forward to seeing this project come to fruition and to the many benefits it will bring to our community.

Jtbiv 2 months ago
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