The Future of Parks & Rec in Cary

Story by Lindsey Chester. Ms. Chester is a member of the Town’s Parks & Rec advisory board and Associate Publisher of this news source.

Cary, NC – Tuesday night in Town Council Chambers, Anne Miller of GreenPlay presented updated ideas for the Town’s Parks and Rec Master Plan. The plan hasn’t been updated since 2003. Read more

Events: Spring Into Spring Daze 2012!

Story by Lindsey Chester. Photos by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC- Environmental Art gets life size at Cary’s 19th annual Spring Daze Festival in Bond Park Sat. April 28th from 9 am-5 pm. Environmental sculptor Michael Roy Layne is putting the finishing touches on his “Stoneleaf and Fairy Circle” installation down at the boat house which debuts at the opening of the festival with a lakeside procession. Read more

Cary Parks #9: Davis Drive Park

Part 9 in the Cary Parks series.

Cary, NC – For the soccer lovers in Cary (and there are many), Davis Drive Park is a familiar destination. Rarely during daylight hours are one of the four soccer fields unoccupied. But there’s more to this park than just soccer. Read more

The Beaver Dam in Bond Park

Story by Hal Goodtree. Photo by a CaryCitizen reader.

Cary, NC – A reader sent in the picture up above with the following note, “I saw this truck in Bond Park this morning and wondered what he was doing.  The side of the truck said Beaver Control.” Read more

Cary Kite Festival Flies High

Photos by Brooke Meyer.

Cary, NC- Saturday, Bond Park was the scene of Cary’s annual Kite Festival. You could bring a kite or make one and the perfect weather brought out a large crowd. Brooke Meyer was there to capture the fun for CaryCitizen. Read more

Hemlock Bluffs: Prescribed Burn on Monday

Story from staff reports. Photo of prescribed burn in Virginia by U.S. Army Environmental Command.

Cary, NC – Don’t be frightened if you see smoke rising from Hemlock Bluffs on Monday, January 30, 2012. It’s a “prescribed burn,” a forestry process to prevent larger forest fires. Read more

Cary Parks #8: Urban Park

Part 8 in our Cary Parks series.

Cary, NC – Nestled on a thin strip of land on the eastern edge of downtown Cary, Urban Park provides visitors a sample of what makes Cary parks great. This aptly named park has lush landscaping, shaded seating, and enough playground equipment to keep both younger and older kids busy. Read more

Parks & Rec Maps Out Future

Story by Lindsey Chester. Photo by Zach Hayes.

Cary, NC – After months of surveys and public focus groups, the Cary Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources held the first of several meetings to reveal the results of the research and the future direction of the program. Read more

Community Pages

Cary, NC – For a long time, we’ve wanted to have a few pages on CaryCitizen to collect all the information on a few particular subjects. Our first was the Cary Non-Profits page. Now, we’ve added two more Community Pages. Read more

A Short Drive from Cary: Chapel Hill Rose Garden

Story and photos by Hal Goodtree

Cary, NC – Just a short drive from Cary is the wonderful world of Chapel Hill. More like its own republic than a town, some say. Just recently, I discovered the most wonderful rose garden tucked in a park far away from the hubbub of Franklin Street. Read more