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Rick's Place is a 50-acre greenspace 5.5 miles from Ft. Bragg. We are open dawn to dusk and free for military families and single soldiers. Rick's Place is the first of what we hope will be many retreat centers around the US by military bases where families experience war stress.

Use the link here to sign up for our monthly events as a participant or volunteer. We offer Work Days and Fun Days, and this year will start offering an array of programs and camps.

Property Guidelines

Welcome to Rick's Place! Please check-in at the Herrema House Welcome Center upon arrival.

Hours: Daily, dawn-to-dusk

Mission: We provide fun, quality activities for the Military Family to promote community-building and bonding.  The Military Family, which includes single soldiers, is the sphere of relationships the service member calls “home.”

Who can use our park: We serve the Military Family and we welcome those who serve the Military Family. This includes service family friends! All people who come to our park must agree to abide by our rules.

Keep it Friendly: Rules at Rick’s Place

  •       Check-in at our visitor center (the house with the American Flag). If the center is unstaffed, sign the welcome book on   the porch.
  •       Unaccompanied minors must register at our welcome center. Registration includes a discussion with a legal guardian.
  •       Play at your own risk.
  •       Put things back the way you found them.
  •       Keep Rick’s Place clean.
  •       Rough language can take a hike.
  •       No fighting. In case of conflict please see a Rick’s Place team member or call 911.
  •       No alcohol except by Rick’s Place permission.
  •       Rick’s Place is a smoke free park.
  •       No fires except in firepits or grills.
  •       No soliciting, vending or peddling.
  •       No disfiguration or removal of property.
  •       Unmanned aircraft (e.g. drones) require Rick’s Place permission to operate.
  •       Be neighborly with noise: Observe Fayetteville noise control regulations.
  •       Dogs should be leashed and cleaned up after.
  •       Varmints abound: Be aware of possible exposure to and allergic reactions to things such as insects, tick & snake  bites, and/or poisonous plants.
  •       Watch out for low-hanging limbs and tripping hazards. 
  •       Chickens may cross the road without having their motives questioned.

   Lost something? Our Lost & Found is inside our Welcome Center.

Concerns or compliments? Call (910) 444-1RHF.

To volunteer at Rick’s Place e-mail or speak with Amanda, our Volunteer Manager. We have a volunteer application and may conduct background checks. We do not accept court-referred community service applicants, but offer that the Dream Center and Salvation Army do support such applications.

To reserve Rick’s Place e-mail

Questions? Contact Executive Director Allegra Jordan at or (910) 444-1RHF (1743) or by filling out the form above. 

We look forward to seeing you and your loved ones soon!