Parks and Recreation


The NeighborWoods program fosters a partnership between the City of Raleigh and its’ citizens toward planting and caring for street trees in residential neighborhoods. Through the program, the City gives free trees to residents in exchange for planting and caring for the trees.

How Raleigh NeighborWoods Works

Planting and Watering Young Trees

Raleigh NeighborWoods Tree Planting Program

Selecting Your NeighborWoods Tree

Part Time Positions

Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department hires approximately 1500 part time employees each year to serve in a variety of positions.  These positions include jobs such as camp counselors, recreation program instructors, athletic scorekeepers, athletic officials, front desk staff, recreation program assistants, lifeguards, swim instructors, swim coaches, cashiers, pool managers, art instructors, adventure recreation instructors, concession workers, athletic field managers, amusement ride operators, tennis instructors and other recreation program related positions.

Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department’s part time staff is an essential and vital component in the delivery of recreation programs and services to the citizens of Raleigh.  Each applicant is interviewed and a background check is performed to ensure that the highest quality of service will be provided by the applicant in their duties.  Positions are recruited for on an ongoing basis throughout the year.  Selected applicants may be subject to additional training as required by the City for the position that the applicant is applying.

To request an employment application, call 919-831-6640 or download an application in .PDF format (requires to print) or MS Word format (requires Microsoft Word to complete or print). Completed applications with specific job title should be returned to the Recreation Division Office at 2401 Wade Avenue.

Internship Positions

Internship opportunities are also available in Parks, Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation, Marketing and Business.  Internships are available spring, summer and fall.  Raleigh Parks and Recreation offers diverse programming and unique facilities.  Download an application HERE

For More Information on employment, contact:

Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department
PO Box 590
Raleigh, NC  27602
919-996-3285 – Administration
919-831-6640 – Recreation Division
919-996-4115 – Parks Division

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