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Raleigh nature preserves closed to discourage gatherings

Posted March 30, 2020 5:05 p.m. EDT

The Raleigh preserve at 2900 Horseshoe Farm Rd. features the Neuse River, farmland and forest.

— Additional Raleigh parks and nature preserves are now closed to the public.

Earlier this month, Raleigh shut down playgrounds, park facilities and restrooms to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. All park programs, activities and events also were canceled.

Now these locations also are closed:

  • Lake Wheeler
  • Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve
  • Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve Park
  • Forest Ridge Park
  • Durant Nature Preserve

These parks and preserves, along with all other Raleigh parks, will remain closed until April 30. People can still enjoy park open space and greenways.

"At this time, maintenance service levels in parks and greenways will be reduced," according to the city's website. "We expect everyone to follow CDC guidelines to keep yourselves and others safe. Please be patient as we all do our part to maintain social distance and limit exposure."