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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 »

Apex Community Park

2200 Laura Duncan Rd.
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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 »

Apex Nature Park

Evans Road
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Over 160 acres of active and passive play await in two distinct sections of the park: Section 1: Seymour Athletic fields (2500 Evans...  MORE »

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 »

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. Kids...  MORE »

Crowder District Park

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

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 »

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 »

Fred G. Metro Bond Park

801 High House Road
Cary   |  
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All facilities are integrated into the natural setting. Visitors may enjoy picnics, play ball on the athletic fields, see a performance in...  MORE »

Harold D. Ritter Park

301 Lochmere Drive West
Cary   |  
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A favorite for families, Harold D. Ritter Park boasts multiple slides, a sky wheel climber, a climbing wall, a sand area that...  MORE »

Harris Lake County Park

2112 County Park Dr
New Hill   |  
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Shaded playground near waterfront. Picnic tables and fishing dock within walking distance to playground. There are also great hiking trails with cell...  MORE »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Hunter Street Park

1250 Ambergate Station
Apex   |  
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Playground with shade structure. Skate park is great for scooters or boards. Lots of fields and room to play. Park Features: 12 acre...  MORE »

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 playgrounds, picnic shelters,...  MORE »

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 MONDAY-FRIDAY ONLY NO WEEKENDS ?RESERVATION...  MORE »

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. Kelly Park...  MORE »

Kids Together Playground, Marla Dorrel Park, Cary, NC

111 Thurston Dr
Cary   |  
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Large, accessible-friendly playgrounds. Areas for toddlers and bigger kids. Playground details - Three play zones - Preschool Play, School Age Discovery & School...  MORE »

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 »

North Cary Park

1100 Norwell Blvd.
Cary   |  
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One of the most popular parks in town, North Cary Park features a multitude of activities. Test your climbing skills on our...  MORE »

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 »

Salem Pond Park

6129 Old Jenks Rd.
Apex   |  
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Newer train themed playground!! Log Pond Playground pays tribute to Apex roots. Site amenities include: Multi-purpose field with lights Two ponds Walking trail (No restrooms onsite)...  MORE »

Sears Farm Road Park

5077 Sears Farm Road
Cary   |  
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Sears Farm Park is wonderful place to enjoy all seasons, with a shaded lawn area and playground, paved trails, unique landscaped areas,...  MORE »

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 »

sk8-Cary

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

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 »

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 »