Parks and Playgrounds 


Blue Diamond Gemstone Panning

1823 Hwy 55 West
Cary   |  
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Reopened on 5/29! Fr-Sun 10-5. Things will be a bit different, we are asking you to reserve your time slot prior to...  MORE »

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Jack Smith Park

9725 Penny Rd.
Cary   |  
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The Town's first splash pad has seven water features and is for age 12 and younger. Facility also features playground, picnic shelters,...  MORE »

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Pullen Park

408 Ashe Ave.
Raleigh   |  
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The first public park in North Carolina - 5th oldest operating amusement park in the US and 16th oldest in the world....  MORE »

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American Tobacco Trail

Apex   |  
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The American Tobacco Trail is a recreational rail-trail located on an abandoned railroad corridor of the Norfolk Southern Railroad. Constructed in 1906,...  MORE »

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Kids Together Playground, Marla Dorrel Park, Cary, NC

111 Thurston Dr
Cary   |  
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Located at 111 Thurston Dr., Cary, NC, Marla Dorrel Park consists of 2-acre, accessible and inclusive Kids Together Playground with picnic shelter;...  MORE »

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Kelly Road Park

1609 Kelly Road
Apex   |  
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Playground - one area for toddlers and another for bigger kids. Jogging circle, tennis courts and picnic shelters. Restrooms onsite....  MORE »

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Dorothea Dix Park

2105 Umstead Drive
Raleigh   |  
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Dorothea Dix Park is the site of one of the most exciting new park projects in America. The 308-acre site blends...  MORE »

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Hemlock Bluffs State Natural Area

2616 Kildaire Farm Rd
Cary   |  
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Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve is home to a unique community of Eastern Hemlock trees and other mountain plant species, access to approximately...  MORE »

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Crowder District Park

4709 Ten-Ten Rd
Apex   |  
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Located on 33 acres of landscaped grounds and hardwood forests, Crowder District Park offers a variety of recreational and educational opportunities....  MORE »

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Apex Nature Park

Evans Road
Apex   |  
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Something for everyone!! Beautiful park in the heart of Apex. Dog park, frisbee golf, trails, amphitheatre, playground, soccer, volleyball....  MORE »

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Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trailhead

320 Elizabeth Brady Rd.
Hillsborough   |  
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The Occoneechee Speedway Trail is a walking trail through natural and cultural history. The original track was a half-mile horse track built...  MORE »

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Ting Park

1151 N Main St
Holly Springs   |  
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Ting Park includes a 1,800-seat stadium, soccer fields, tennis courts and more....  MORE »

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William B. Umstead State Park

8801 Glenwood Ave.
Raleigh   |  
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Hikers, trail runners, bicyclists and equestrians cherish the extensive network of hiking and multi-use trails at William B. Umstead State Park. Trailheads...  MORE »

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Apex Community Park

2200 Laura Duncan Rd.
Apex   |  
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Apex Community Park is a public, urban park in Apex, North Carolina. Located on the eastern end of Apex, Apex Community Park...  MORE »

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Salem Pond Park

6129 Old Jenks Rd.
Apex   |  
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Brand new train themed playground!! Opened in July. Log Pond Playground pays tribute to Apex roots. Site amenities include: Multi-purpose field with lights Two...  MORE »

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Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

280 State Park Rd
Apex   |  
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June 2020 Update - Kayak & Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Rentals on Jordan Lake COVID-19 TERMS RENTALS BEGIN JUNE 1 MOND