New in 2019, many Wake County Parks activities will be fee free so more visitors can enjoy all the fun the parks have to offer. This means public, group, and outreach will no longer have a fee. Other activities like canoe rental (where available) will also be fee free.

There are ten Wake County Parks and you can see them all on their website. Here in Southwest Raleigh, we have the Historic Yates Mill County Park, which is located on Lake Wheeler Road and we can’t wait to check out all the free programs.

About Historic Yates Mill County Park

Learn about North Carolina history at this park just south of Raleigh where you can, “Escape from the Daily Grind,” with experiences that interpret and preserve our agricultural heritage, environmental resources and history through educational programs, events and exhibits. The park is a 174-acre wildlife refuge and an environmental research center. (source Wakegov)

Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC 27603

Most public programs are now free but you will still need to register in advance as they can fill up. Also, there will still be a fee for Mill tours, camps and shelter rentals so double check if you have any questions about fees.

We are so exited about the chance to enjoy so many activities like Art in the Park, Breakfast with the Birds or even a Leprechaun hunt fee free. Learn more about what’s available and Park hours here.

What will you explore first?