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Pinwheels in Parks

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina is proud to partner with the Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department and Wake County Human Services.

Making sure children grow up in a safe, stable, nurturing environment is one of the best things we can do to positively impact our future. The partnership between each of these different organizations just fit as we all ultimately strive for the health and well-being of children and families in our community. 

The pinwheel is the national symbol of child abuse prevention. The Pinwheels in Parks program began in 2014 with the partnership between PCANC and Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department and has since expanded to include other community partners. We now plant pinwheel gardens in 38 Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department parks. 

As citizens generously donate to the program, we will be planting pinwheel gardens throughout our parks system. While beautiful and fun to look at, these gardens educate and promote the idea that all children should have great childhoods.

You Can Make a Difference!

We need your help! You can be a part of this great partnership!

Become a Pinwheels in Parks supporter by making a donation of any size in honor of the children in your life or someone who gave you a great childhood.

Plant with us! You're invited to plant pinwheels with us in April 2017. We will meet in Nash Square in Raleigh, NC to kick off our city-wide pinwheel planting. There is no sign-up necessary for the Nash Square Pinwheel Planting. After the kick-off, we will split up to plant pinwheel gardens in 37 other parks across Raleigh. Sign up to help plant pinwheels in one of our volunteer locations including Laurel Hills Park, Lake Lynn Park, or John Chavis Memorial Park.

For questions or more information, contact Kristie Demers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 9198298009 ext 619.


Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina

A chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America

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