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Enjoying Parks and Recreation Month in Raleigh

Lake Johnson by moonlight

A couple of days ago, Mayor Meeker proclaimed July to be “Parks and Recreation Month” for the city of Raleigh. The Parks and Recreation department launched an initiative to highlight some of the wonderful resources available to residents.

The Reedy Creek Greenway Pedestrian Bridge

The Reedy Creek Greenway Pedestrian Bridge

A few of the suggestions on ways to enjoy Parks and Recreation month:

  • Check out the Pullen Arts Center Gallery “Watercolors” Exhibit
  • Enjoy the wonderful Capital Area Greenway Trails
  • Take a Historic Narrated Trolley Touron the Raleigh Trolley
  • Full Moon Hike at Lake Johnson
  • Youth Open Play at Halifax Community Center
  • Take a ride at Pullen Park Amusements
  • Family Fishing Day at Lake Wheeler
  • Sunday in the Park Concert Series at Fletcher Park
  • Plant a tree and volunteer with Raleigh NeighborWoods
  • Skate around at Marsh Creek Skate Park
  • Bring the dog out to visit Carolina Pines Dog Park
  • Enjoy natural settings at Durant Nature Park
  • Game, set, play a match at one of the 117 tennis courts throughout the city
  • Dodge Ball Tournament at Biltmore Hills
  • Hop on a swing at your local playground
  • Enjoy a walk through the Rose Garden
  • Rent a boat at one of our four lakes
The Rose Garden

The Rose Garden

The upcoming Sunday in the Park Concert Series at Fred Fletcher Park includes the following shows:


12 Sandbox fun, twangy, interactive children’s music the whole family will enjoy!

19 Raleigh Concert Band marches, Broadway, show tunes  & more

26  The Blue Notes Dixieland Jazz Band traditional Dixieland band playing Dixieland favorites


2 Bill Barney and Bill Stonehouse Popular music of the 60s, 70s & 80s

Down By Avalon writing & performing pop & rock elegantly distilled from diverse influences of the  60’s & 70’s

16 “Remembering the King” Kiley Holder, Elvis tribute  artist, will perform hits from all eras of  the King’s career.

23 Raleigh Concert Band marches, Broadway, show tunes & more

30 Midlife Crisis Band blues, classic rock & oldies

Raleigh Little Theatre

Raleigh Little Theatre

For more information, visit the City of Raleigh Parks and Receration web site.

Theatre in the Park

Theatre in the Park

Compiegne Park

Compiegne Park

You can also view the promotional flyer listing events and links.

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