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Joyner Park Community Center opening is set for later this month

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WAKE FOREST — Area residents are invited to the official grand opening of the Joyner Park Community Center on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 10 a.m.

The event will serve as the official opening of the 32,000 square-foot community center and the adjacent playground. Both will remain closed to the public until the grand opening.

The grand opening celebration will include a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony, brief remarks by Mayor Vivian Jones and other town officials, tours of the facility, class demonstrations and light refreshments.

Situated in E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, the JPCC is designed to blend in with current Joyner Park structures and the natural habitat. The facility features a walking track, gymnasium for basketball, volleyball and pickleball, multi-purpose rooms, dance studio and kitchen. It also houses the staff offices for the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department.

A 2014 Wake Forest Bond Referendum initiative, the JPCC will account for just over $11 million of the $14.2 million worth of parks and recreation facility projects town voters approved in November 2014. The other parks and recreation initiatives include the Joyner Park playground and amphitheater cover and renovations to the Northern Wake Senior Center.

For more information about the JPCC grand opening, contact Recreation Center Manager Cindi King at 919-630-3824 or