LEARN ABOUT AREA PARKS THROUGH THIS EXCITING AND INFORMATIVE INTERVIEW SERIES WITH THE MANAGER OF EACH PARK.

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Yates Mill served the local community as a water-powered mill for more than 200 years. It was established in the 1760s, and of the 70 gristmills that once served Wake County, Yates Mill is the only one still in operating condition. 

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The history of Oak View begins in 1829, as a farm that grew into a plantation of more than 900 acres during the 19th century. Today, it is a 27-acre site that includes historic farm buildings and grounds that reflect the transition from an antebellum plantation into sharecropping and tenant farming. 

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Pullen Park was actually the first public park in North Carolina, and today is the fifth oldest operating amusement park in the U.S, and among the 20th oldest operating amusement parks in the world. A gentleman named Richard Stanhope Pullen founded Pullen in 1887 when he donated was his farmland to Raleigh to be used as parkland..