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Parks and Recreation

Active residents and visitors revel in the recreational opportunities afforded in the Wake Forest area.


The town’s location gives it access to Falls Lake State Recreation Area, which is comprised of a 12,000-acre lake and 26,000 acres of woodlands. Several recreational areas are located within Falls Lake, including B.W. Wells, Beaverdam, High 50, Holly Point, Rolling View, Sandling Beach and Shinleaf. Among the water activities available here are boating, fishing and swimming, with hiking, mountain biking and camping available on land. Golfers of all skill levels take advantage of Wake Forest’s public and private golf courses, which include the 18-hole Brevofield Golf Links (, the 18-hole Heritage Golf Club (, the 18-hole Tournament Players Club at Wakefield, and the 9-hole Paschal Golf Club.

The Town’s Parks and Recreation Department oversees nearly a dozen park sites, trails, facilities and open spaces totaling 561 acres. Within this acreage are five ball fields, three soccer fields, one swimming pool, six areas for picnicking, eight playgrounds, eight lighted tennis courts, a dog park and more than two miles of greenway trails, plus facilities including the Wake Forest Community House and the Flaherty Park Community Center.

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