Raleigh Parks is assisting the North Pole this holiday season by hosting Letters to Santa at select community centers! How to Mail Your Letter to Santa 1. Fill Out Fill out the letter to Santa template with everything Santa needs to know! Download the template here.  Your letter to Santa can be typed and printed or handwritten. Templates will […]

Raleigh Parks is pleased to offer Toys for Tots for families this holiday season! Registration Dates Thursday, Nov. 17: 5–7 p.m. at Peach Road Park Cultural Center (911 Ileagnes Rd. Raleigh) Friday, Nov. 18: 5–7 p.m. at Hill Street Park Community Center (2307 Hill St. Raleigh) Registration Information Register children from newborn to 13 years old at one of the registration locations to receive […]

The annual Downtown Raleigh Tree Lighting is our community’s official kick off to the holiday season, showcasing the magic that downtown offers. It returns on Friday, November 18th, 2022, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., in front of Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Arrive by 6:15 to see the tree light up. There’s something for everyone, […]

Tis the season for holiday joy! There are so many people even within your own community who will be cold this winter because they do not own a coat. Grab the coat that is gathering dust in your closet and put it towards something meaningful. Many children and adults alike are living in bitter cold […]

Come one, come all! Neighbors of Marsh Creek Park are invited to our first ever Fall Health and Wellness Fair; a partnership event with The Produce Project! Everyone is invited for a fun day for the whole family. Raleigh Parks approaches recreation services from a total wellness approach. This event at Marsh Creek Community Center […]

Wallethub lists three cities in North Carolina among its list of cities with the fastest-growing homicide rates.

Holiday Express is returning to Pullen Park in 2022! This year’s event is December 1 – 11 and 13 – 18, from 5 – 9:30 p.m. Tickets are required for this event and will go on sale online through RecLink Thursday, November 10 at 9:00 a.m. Cost: $15.00 (12 months old and under no ticket […]

This collaboration between Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) and Raleigh Parks & Recreation is back with a new artist lineup! Celebrating the rich, local history of jazz music, Jazz in the Square is a free concert series featuring live jazz performances by local musicians in Moore Square on select Thursdays beginning in September. These events are […]

The City of Raleigh, in collaboration with the Raleigh Police Department (RPD), will hold a Gun Buy Back Event on Saturday, August 20th, 2022, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Mount Peace Baptist Church, 1601 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Raleigh, North Carolina 27610.     The purpose of this event is to demonstrate the commitment of the City […]

A former Raleigh P.D. officer is now in trouble himself, due to his connection to a string of wrongful arrests in 2019 and 2020. WRAL-TV reports that former detective Omar Abdullah, 46, was arrested on July 29. He is charged with felony obstruction of justice. Authorities say that between December 2019 and May 2020, Abdullah […]

The Raleigh Youth Council is kicking off this year by hosting an open house on Monday, August 22 at Laurel Hills Community Center. High school teens and parents can learn more about the Council by stopping by the open house between 7 and 8 p.m.. The Raleigh Youth Council allows high school students to build […]

For Minority- and Women-owned businesses, this effort by Downtown Raleigh Alliance, StartUp at Wake Tech, LM Restaurants and Lenovo will increase the presence, inclusion, and equity of business ownership in Downtown Raleigh. MORE DETAILS HERE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR OCTOBER 2022 – MARCH 2023 PLACEMENT The deadline to apply is Friday, August 12, 2022 at 11:59pm. APPLY NOW Not ready […]