Located just off of Capital boulevard on Harris road E. Carroll Joyner Park offers something for everyone. This beautiful 117 acre park was originally a working farm where produce and cattle were raised until the 1990's. Many of the original structures, including a mule barn, tobacco barn and chicken coup have been refurbished and restored. A log cabin has been added allowing visitors to experience the history and culture of Wake Forest past. 

The land was a working farm as recently as the 1940's, owned by the Walker family who grew produce to sell to local merchants.

 The farm was later sold to E. Carroll Joyner, who raised cattle here until the 1990's. The Town of Wake Forest purchased the property in 2003 and now it is one of the community’s most treasured resources with 117 acres of sweeping meadows, trails and beautiful settings for public and private events.

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Park Rules:

• Park hours are dawn to dusk.

• Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.

• Motorized vehicles are not permitted.

• It is unlawful to remove, destroy or damage any plant life or property.

• Pets must be kept on a leash and pet waste disposed of properly. Pet waste stations are available on-site.

• It is unlawful to kill, trap or molest animals or birds.

• Swimming in the pond is prohibited.

• All trail users under the age of 16 must wear a safety helmet when biking, skating or using a scooter.

• Bicyclists, skaters, and skateboarders should approach pedestrians cautiously and slow down when there is limited vision.

• A 10-mph speed limit has been imposed on the trails. Please self-monitor your speed.

• Be aware of other users on the trail.

• Remain on the right side of the trail except when passing.

• Bicyclists and skaters must always yield the right of way to pedestrians.

• The use of headphones is discouraged.

• Patrons are encouraged to walk or jog with a friend.

• Secure vehicle and all valuables.