Park Hours and Rules

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Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Park is open beyond 5 p.m. if there is scheduled activity.  

Saturday & Sunday: Park is open when there are scheduled activities.

The cross country course is available for general public use on any day or time that the park is open unless there is a scheduled activity on the course. The course closes at 5 p.m. Monday-Friday during the months of December, January, and February.  The Town of Cary reserves the right to close the cross country course at any point in time for other events located at WakeMed Soccer Park. These closures may not always be advertised on the website, so patrons looking to use the course may want to call ahead to determine if the course is closed. 

Park Rules and Regulations

  • Athletic fields available via reservation only. Free play is not permitted on any athletic field.
  • No pets allowed in the stadium complex unless they are a service animal.
  • All pets outside the stadium complex must be kept on leash at all times. Pets are not allowed on athletic fields.
  • Skateboards, rollerblades, scooters, etc. are prohibited inside the stadium complex.
  • Parking allowed in designated areas only.
  • All alcoholic beverages are prohibited on the playing fields and the cross country course.
  • Damage to plants, turf, buildings and equipment is prohibited.
  • Open fires are prohibited.
  • Injuring or endangering wildlife is prohibited.

Stadium Regulations

In order to maintain this premier facility and to ensure the safety and enjoyment of our guests, the following items may not be brought into the stadium complex:

  • Animals*
  • Artificial Noise Makers
  • Backpacks of all kinds*
  • Bags larger than 14" x 14"
  • Bicycles
  • Cameras with detachable lenses
  • Coolers
  • Drones/Unmanned aerial vehicles
  • Fireworks
  • Food or Drink of any kind*
  • Food or Drink containers (bottles, cans, thermos, etc.)
  • Ice Bags
  • Illegal Substances
  • Laser Pointers
  • Poles/Sticks for Flags or Signs
  • Selfie Sticks, Signs/Banners/Flags larger than 3' x 2'
  • Sitting/Standing in the aisles
  • Smoking (except in designated areas)
  • Strollers (large, non-collapsible; collapsible strollers permitted)
  • Throwing objects in stands or onto field
  • Umbrellas
  • Video Cameras and Go Pros (hand-held still cameras are permitted)

Exceptions will be made for those with medical requirements or special needs; fans should carry necessary documentation, credentials or identification; diaper bags permitted only if accompanied by an infant.

For the safety of our patrons, all guests entering the stadium complex are subject to search as permissible by law. Refusal is grounds to prohibit admission.

Training and Match Field Use Guidelines

(Printable pdf version)

  1. Goals may be moved for training session, but goals must be anchored at all times once they are placed in their needed spot. Goal anchors should be on the assigned field. If no goal anchors are available, ask management staff to provide them. If goals are moved, they must be returned to their original spot.
  2. Moving of goals for youth practices should be done by adults when able. If goals are to be moved by youth, an adult must supervise and assist in the moving of the goals. Goals should be moved one at a time so that proper supervision by an adult is in place.
  3. Shooting and goalkeeper training activities should be done outside of the penalty area, preferably near the sides of the field off the normal playing surface. Goalkeeper pre-match warm-ups should be done outside of the penalty area. Pre-match shooting activities may be done within normal penalty area.
  4. Repetitive activities such as ladder training, grid training, etc. should be done in areas that are not heavily used for normal play. Repetitive activities as indicated above should be limited to dry field conditions.
  5. Only those individuals involved directly in the training or match should be on the field of play.  Spectators should remain off the field of play.
  6. Teams are responsible for cleaning up all trash including food, drink bottles, paper cups, ankle tape, shin guard tape, etc. and placing in appropriate trash containers.
  7. Rental time includes set up, warm up, cool down, and break down. Teams should not get on fields before their scheduled rental time. Teams should end their session and leave the fields at the scheduled end time. This will allow waiting groups to get access to the fields at their scheduled time. If there is not a group on a field ahead of you, please inform your players that they should not get on the field until the proper time.
  8. Parking on any sidewalk area is prohibited. This especially applies to the sidewalk area near Field 4 on the entrance driveway.
  9. Number of teams allowed to train on a field at the same time:
    U14 and older (or combination of U14 and younger) – 2 (No more than 45 players)
    U11-U13 – 3 (No more than 45 players)
    U10 and below – 4 (No more than 45 players)
    YTS / ATP / 1st Touch Programs – Number to be approved by Soccer Park Staff.
  10. Parking on any sidewalk area is prohibited. This especially applies to the sidewalk area near Field 4 on the entrance driveway.

Cross Country Use Guidelines

(printable pdf version)

  1. Teams practicing and/or running meets on the WakeMed Soccer Park Cross Country course are responsible for walking the course before practice or meets begin to look for any potential hazards on the course that may have occurred since group’s previous use. 
  2. Hazards are to be reported to the WakeMed Soccer Park staff. If said hazards cannot be removed safely by the group, (small fallen limbs, rocks, etc.) the group should not use that section of the course during its practice session. If it is during a meet, park staff will have the hazard removed if applicable.
  3. Use of spray or other types of paint for course markings is prohibited. Course directional and distance markings should be made of signage that can be placed on a stake and placed in the ground. This course signage must be removed immediately after the conclusion of each practice or meet.
  4. Flagging tape and cones are recommended as barriers for course areas that runners need to avoid. Said flagging tape and cones must be removed immediately after the conclusion of each practice or meet. Groups that do not remove flagging tape from the course may be prohibited from further use of the course.
  5. Teams are responsible for cleaning up all trash including food, drink bottles, paper cups, ankle tape, etc. Teams and meet directors are also responsible for checking to make sure bathrooms are not being abused during meets and practices. If excessive cleanup is required, a cleaning fee will be charged to the group in charge.
  6. Meet Directors must keep spectators from standing in landscaped areas along the course.
    The course will be open to general public use during team practices. However, for race meets, the management staff will close the course to general public use.
  7. Parking on any sidewalk area is prohibited. This especially applies to the sidewalk area near Field 4 on the entrance driveway.


WakeMed Soccer Park | 940 E Chatham St, Cary, NC 27511 | (919) 858-0464

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