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North Wake Landfill District Park


Pinic Pavilion


North Wake Landfill District Park
9300 Deponie Drive
Raleigh, NC 27614
Park Description


The playground is unsupervised and includes a kids lot (ages 5–12) and tot lot (ages 2–5).  


  • Tables
    There are a limited number of picnic tables located around the playground area which are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Shelter
    North Wake Landfill District Park has one picnic shelter with tables to accommodate larger groups (there are 7 regular tables and 2 handicapped tables). The shelter is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Capacity: 75 persons.

    Note: There are NO grills at in the North Wake Landfill District Park.  Please do NOT bring grills to the park. No open flames or fires, no grills of any kind, no fireworks, and no smoking. This innovative park is located adjacent to a recently closed landfill with a landfill gas (55% methane) collection system, and we must eliminate the potential for grass fires. Please read rules and regulations for additional information.


  • Walking Trails
    Paved walking trails take you across Nance Spring Branch creek, around Nance Spring Loop and connect all of the park facilities.  

  • Multi-use Trail "Top of the Hill Trail"
    Hike or bike to the top and enjoy spectacular views!  On a clear day, you can see the Raleigh downtown skyline.  You may access the top of the landfill from the "Top of the Hill Trail" gravel trail located near the park entrance sign (you can park in gravel parking lot right there and follow signs to trail access).  *Remain on the designated trails around and on the landfill at all times, and to prevent injury do not walk or ride bikes on the slopes of the landfill.

  • Mountain Biking
    North Wake contains 2 miles of mountain bike trails built through a grant from North Carolina State Parks. The trails are designated for beginner and intermediate skill levels.
    • A skills area is also provided for those wishing to build their mountain biking skills and comfort level.
    • The mountain bike trails are subject to closure during inclement weather, special events and natural recovery.
    • All mountain bike trail users must use ANSI- or Snell-approved safety helmets

Open Play Area

The open play area is open to all and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hours of Operation: Open:

8 a.m. to sunset Seven days a week – check sign at park entrance Closed:

Thanksgiving Day Christmas Eve Christmas Day New Year's Day

Fees: No entry fees for this park
Metro Region: Triangle, NC
Park Management: County

Benches   Bike Racks   Biking-Mountain   Handicap Accessible   Open Space   Parking   Picnic Tables   Playground   Restrooms   Running/Jogging   Shelter/Pavillion   Trails, Paved   Water Fountain