The Carl Alwin Schenck Memorial Forest is a 245 acre forest located in western Wake County about 10 minutes from the NC State campus. It is managed by N.C. State as a teaching and research forest to demonstrate the multiple benefits generated by an actively-managed forest.
Park News: Want to get involved in environmental education and gain park experience? Consider interning at Crowder County Park! We are seeking an Environmental Education Intern for this summer! Visit the Volunteer Opportunities section of our webpage for more information. All applications are due by April 16.
The recently-completed “Town Square” portion of Cary's Downtown Park is a jewel in the crown of Downtown's revitalization. A true urban park, the new space anchors the corner of South Academy Street and Kildaire Farm Road, across from Cary Arts Center. The centerpiece of the park is a stunning, lighted fountain.
The 2.5 mile Eagle Spur trail (with access from Stagecoach Rd.), part of the original railroad route from Durham to Duncan, provides a connection to Jordan Lake. Please see our new new map of the Eagle Spur trail. This section of the B. Everett Jordan Lake Project, which is currently managed by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, is reportedly the largest summertime roost of bald eagles in the Eastern United States.
A favorite for families, Harold D. Ritter Park boasts multiple slides, a sky wheel climber, a climbing wall, and a sand area that includes a small play house, and sand diggers. Other highlights include two spring rider toys and a scrambler whirl, in addition to sports fields and courts and a picnic shelter.
Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve is home to a unique community of Eastern Hemlock trees and other mountain plant species, access to approximately 3 miles of mulched nature trails, scenic overlooks, excellent bird and wildlife watching opportunities and areas for quiet nature reflection.
Please be aware, the Town of Cary's Crabtree Creek Greenway project is currently under construction. T he Lake Trail is no longer a complete loop. Starting from the open play field trailhead, the Lake Trail is now a 2-mile spur trail with wildlife viewing areas. Please plan your hike accordingly.
Beginning in 2010, Lake Wheeler was reinstated as a primary water supply for Raleigh and surrounding Wake County communities and feeds water to the Dempsey Benton Water Treatment Plant. Lake Wheeler Park is CLOSED on Mondays starting in October.
Whether you are in the mood for a little basketball, or just want a nice shaded play area, MacDonald Woods Park fits the bill. The Hinshaw Greenway bisects the eastern side of the park and connects to the US Hwy 1/64 pedestrian bridge that leading to Kids Together Playground at Marla Dorrel Park.
111 Thurston Drive Home of the Kids Together Playground, Marla Dorrel Park isn’t your typical suburban park. Unique elements include a dragon climbing structure named Katal, progressive design elements and landscaping, and a play area where kids of all physical and mental ability can enjoy fully-integrated play in a multi-sensory environment ...
151 Middle Creek Park Avenue. Also home to the Middle Creek Community Center, Middle Creek School Park has 105 beautiful acres and is located adjacent to Middle Creek High School in south Cary. The park opened in 2001 and represents a collaborative effort between the Town of Cary and the Wake County Public School System.
425 Mills Park Drive. Mills Park School/Park is located on the campuses of Mills Park Middle and Elementary schools in Western Cary. Since its opening in 2010, Mills Park School/Park represents a collaborative effort between the Wake County School System and the Town of Cary.
Cary, N C- Tucked away at the end of a cul de sac in a modern day neighborhood stands White Plains Cemetery. Within it are the grave sites of some of Cary’s earliest residents, Nathaniel Jones (1749 – 1815), his second wife and at least nine other descendents.
1100 Norwell Blvd. One of the most popular parks in town, North Cary Park features a multitude of activities. Test your climbing skills on our unique climbing boulder, dust off your athletic skills in our sand volleyball courts, athletic fields and basketball courts.
A complete restoration in the 1990s converted the old Page-Walker Hotel into a living resource for the citizens of Cary. Today, the Page-Walker Arts and History Center is alive with classes, events, concerts, social gatherings, historical and fine arts exhibitions.
Phillips Farms is proud of its long history of family ownership and quality farm products serving central North Carolina for over 100 years. Lee Phillips, the current owner, purchased Phillips Farms from his grandfather’s estate, William Busbee Ennis, in 1976. The farm’s primary crops were straw, hay and tobacco.
Robert V. Godbold Park is like multiple parks in one! It features tennis courts, basketball courts, a playground, and trails. It features tennis courts, basketball courts, a playground, and trails. It’s also home to Cary’s Dog Park for our four-legged, furry friends and Sk8-Cary for bike and skate enthusiasts!
Sears Farm Park is wonderful place to enjoy all seasons, with a shaded lawn area and playground, paved trails, unique landscaped areas, and a giant sculpture that little ones can climb on and move. Have fun on the kinetic play space, spread a picnic blanket on the green lawn, or play basketball with your friends.
8 a.m.-one hour before Bass Lake closing time; see time posted at gate. In 2012, the Town purchased nearly 112 acres located at the end of Grigsby Avenue with plans to shape the land into a park. The land, used as farmland before the Town purchased it, features a combination of both pasture and woods.
Thomas Brooks Park has 224 beautiful acres located in western Cary on Green Level Church Road, between Beaver Dam Road and Green Hope School Road. Park visitors may enjoy a pick-up game of basketball, participate in a softball or baseball game, use the soccer fields, walk the trail, or reserve one of the picnic shelters for a family outing ...
Reedy Creek Entrance: November - February: 8:00am - 6pm March, April, September, October: 8:00am - 8pm May - August: 8:00am - 9pm Closed Christmas Day. William B. Umstead main park gates are closed and locked promptly at posted closing time. No entry or exit is permitted after this time except for law enforcement or medical emergencies.