The Umstead Coalition 
Celebrating Umstead State Park since 1934!
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William B. Umstead State Park will CLOSE at sunset on Friday, March 27, 2020 due to COVID-19 and "overcrowding that does not adhere to social distancing guidelines." Evidence our Parks are well loved and not big enough. We all look foward to when it is safe to reopen our beloved William B. Umstead State Park.

More information: https://www.ncparks.gov/william-b-umstead-state-park/home

Register now for our annual Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead event on April 18, 2020.
Registration for the 2020 Umstead Photography Contest is now open.
Help us stop the first private quarry on public lands in NC.

Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead

(CANCELLED) Saturday, April 18, 2020  (please mark next year's event: April 17, 2021

When the COVID-19 allows, we will open 2021 registration  for our annual Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead event! Enjoy a great day on park trails with a 4-mile walk/run or 4, 7 or 12-mile bike tour. 

Register now>>

rDU Forest Village Concept

The RDU Forest Village Concept offers a model for the future of visionary, environmentally-centered commercial development that would generate revenue for RDU.

Developed and evaluated by two renowned landscape architecture firms, the concept includes the following:
  • Build out opportunity
  • Proposed RDU Greenbelt
  • National precedent studies
  • Feasibility analysis from UNC
Let's work together towards a sustainable, long-term solution in the best interest of the community. Learn more>>

the latest updates

Event Calendar

We have several events coming up in the next few months. View now>>

RDU Quarry

See our latest efforts to stop the first private rock mine on public lands in NC. Learn more>>

Umstead inspirations

Read Ranger Billy's blog to learn fun and little-known stories about our favorite park. Read now>>

The Umstead Coalition

We are dedicated to preserving the natural integrity of William B. Umstead State Park and the Richland Creek Corridor.