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Knightdale 2012 Parks and Recreational Facilities Bond Referendum

"YES" Vote Totals 78.77% of Voters

Voters have elected to SUPPORT the Knightdale Parks and Recreation Facilities Bond Referendum.  This means several improvement and upgrades to Knightdale Park, which is currently under construction on First Avenue.

Visit KnightdaleNC.gov for progress updates on the park.




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Parks & Recreation

Safe.  Transparent.  Active.  Green.  Engaged.  These five words, known as S.T.A.G.E., represent the vision of Knightdale's leaders.  The inclusion of the words "active" and "green" exemplify just how enthusiastic and committed the Town and its citizens are to great parks, active sports programs, and recreational opportunities for all ages.  Check out some of the annual events and programs by visiting the Knightdale Parks & Recreation website for detailed information about all of Knightdale's park facilities and recreation programs.


Outstanding Facilities,
Quality Programs

The Knightdale Parks & Recreation Department has an active program providing both recreation and athletic programs for youth ages 4-17 and adults.  Youth athletic programs include basketball, baseball, pre-ball, tee ball, and softball.  Adult athletic programs include basketball, kickball, co-ed softball, and men's league softball.

Recreation programs include: Cheerleading, Self-Defense, Hip Hop, Pottery, Senior Movies, Day and Overnight Trips, Parents Night Out, Summer Camp, Track Out Camp, Music & Movement, Dances, Aerobics Classes, and Yoga.  Special events include Movie Nite, Drive-In Movie, Arts & Crafts Fair, Health Fair, Easter Egg Hunt, Father Daughter Dance, Tree Lighting, and Christmas Parade.

The Knightdale Pool is open to the public during the summer for swimming and swim lessons.  The pool is available for retntal during the summer after closing time.  The clubhouse is available for rentals throughout the year.

Knightdale Envrionmental Education Park is located behind Knightdale Town Hall on Steeple Square Court.  The park offers a one-third-mile walking trail, picnic shelters, four environmental sculptures, and two observation overlooks.  The park can be accessed by parking on the side lot of Knightdale Town Hall or by parking at the rear of the East Regional Library parking lot.

Harper Park located on Main Street features five picnic areas with grills, two of which are covered, a gazebo, and a children's play area.

A new central Town Park is being built on North First Avenue in Knightdale.  The park will include walking trails, playground, ball fields, picnic shelters, farmer's market, community garden, dog park, and amplitheatre.  The YMCA facility will be located on this site. 

A planned pedestrian bridge over the Neuse River will connect Knightdale's greenway to  three-mile stretch of Raleigh's greenway.  Within three to four years, this hiking and biking trail will be an integral part of the 28-mile Neuse River Greenway, running from Falls Lake Dam to the Wake-Johnson County line.  This link will also tie Knightdale into Raleigh's overall system, which now has 66 miles of trails--another venue for visitors to Knightdale, especially cyclists and runners.  


Community Events

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Easter Egg Hunt.  The Easter Egg Hunt is held the Saturday before Easter weekend at 11am in Harper Park on Main Street.  There are plenty of eggs for everyone ages 8 and under.  Each egg contains a toy or candy.  Each participant will also obtain a small gift, although quantities are limited.  Plan to meet the Easter Bunny while at this event.

Community Day.  This fun festival for the whole family is held the second Saturday in September at Harper Park, located on Main Street, 11:00am - 4:00pm.  Enjoy free games, music, inflatables, poines, and much more.  Fun for everyone!

Tree Lighting Celebration & Santa's Magical Workshop.  The Tree Lighting Celebration and Santa's Magical Workshop is held at the Caboose on First Avenue the Friday before the Christmas Parade at 6:00pm - 7:30pm.  This is your chance to get those letters to Santa!  Visit Mrs. Claus and the Head Elf in the Caboose in downtown Knightdale for a peek at Santa's Magical Workshop.

Christmas Parade.  Bring in the Holiday season with the annual Christmas Parade held the first Saturday in December at 2:00pm in downtown Knightdale.  You'll want to arrive early and take advantage of the Park & Ride Shuttle from the Wal-Mart parking lot so you won't miss a single float!

Summer Camp.  Campers ages 5-13 participate in arts & crafts, sports, games, aquatics, and field trips.  Registration begins in April.  Camp normally runs for 8 weeks during the summer.

Youth Basketball.  For ages 5-17, youth basketball registration begins in August with practice beginning in late October.

T-Ball, Baseball, Softball.  Spring ball of ages 4-17.  Registration begins in February with practices beginning in April.


Please visit the Knightdale Parks & Recreation website for a list of current and upcoming events or call 919-217-2235 to register for any of our Parks & Recreation programs.