Parks and Playgrounds 


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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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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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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Blue Diamond Gemstone Panning

1823 Hwy 55 West
Cary   |  
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COVID Update - We're currently closed. We look forward to welcoming you when business is able to resume as normal. Blue Diamond Gemstone...  MORE »

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Carpenter Park

4420 Louis Stephens Drive
Cary   |  
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This 16-acre neighborhood park features multiple pedestrian trails, a community garden and is the memorial site for Flights 3379 and 3378....  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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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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Elevate - Obstacle Fitness Course

Apex Community Park
Apex   |  
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The first of its kind in the country. Race through an obstacle fitness course that includes walls to climb, agility tests and...  MORE »

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Fred G. Metro Bond Park

801 High House Road
Cary   |  
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Fred G. Bond Metropolitan park is the largest municipal park in Cary, North Carolina. It is also one of the largest municipal...  MORE »

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Harris Lake County Park

2112 County Park Dr
New Hill   |  
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The 680-acre park is situated on a peninsula near the Shearon Harris Reservoir in New Hill, N.C. – and is convenient to...  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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Historic Oak View County Park

4028 Carya Dr
Raleigh   |  
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Historic Oak View County Park is a 19th-century historic farmstead with a mission to interpret North Carolina's agricultural heritage and rural history...  MORE »

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Historic Yates Mill County Park

4620 Lake Wheeler Rd
Raleigh   |  
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- 174-acre nature park and wildlife refuge - 18th century restored water-powered grist mill - 16-foot tall stone mill dam and 24-acre mill pond -...  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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Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

280 State Park Rd
Apex   |  
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Swim beaches include Seaforth and Ebenezer. Jordan Lake State Recreation Area is a North Carolina state park spanning Chatham County and Wake...  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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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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Neuse River Greenway Trail

Raleigh   |  
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The Neuse River Greenway Trail offers scenic views of the Neuse River, winding boardwalk areas through wetlands, historical sights, interpretive signs, and...  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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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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Shepherds Vineyard Pool

2000 Shepherds Vineyard Dr.
Apex   |  
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The Shepherd's Vineyard Pool is located at 2000 Shepherds Vineyard Drive in the Shepherds Vineyard neighborhood. In addition to fun social events, it...  MORE »

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sk8-Cary

2040 NW Maynard Rd
Cary   |  
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Skate park in Cary...  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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