70 Runners Run 7 miles in 70 minutes to Dedicate Greenway

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Story by Alisa Wright Colopy, photos courtesy of Fit and Able Productions which offers classes through the town of Cary to motivate people to get fit and active outdoors.

Cary, NC – The Town of Cary dedicated the final section of the Black Creek Greenway this past Saturday, June 1, 2013. There was also a novel twist: signing up 70 Runners to Run 7 miles in 70 minutes or less (at 7am). Read more

History: 20 Years of Preservation at Hemlock Bluffs

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Story and photo by David Lindquist, chair of the Cary Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Advisory Board.

Cary, NC – This month, the Stevens Nature Center at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Friends, staff, volunteers and others in the community gathered to celebrate this landmark on May 8. Read more

Downtown Park Plans Move Forward

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Cary, NC – Downtown, across from Cary Arts Center, is a 13-acre assemblage of land called The Opportunity Site. That’s because it represents a significant opportunity for the community to put something useful in that space. Now, plans are moving forward to seize the opportunity and create a downtown park.

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Birding at Bond Park

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Story by David Lindquist, current chair of the Town of Cary’s Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources (PRCR) advisory board. Pine Warbler photo by Matt Tillet.

Cary, NC – Is it truly possible to do serious bird watching in Cary’s Fred G. Bond Metro Park?  Naturalist Eddie Owens proves it every second Saturday through April.  Read more

Prescribed Burn at Hemlock Bluffs Tuesday

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Story from staff reports. Photo by Lenka Reznicek.

Cary, NC – If you see smoke billowing out of Hemlock Bluffs on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, don’t panic. It’s a regularly schedule prescribed burn to tend to the health of the park. Read more

Pictures: New Black Creek Greenway Section

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Story and pictures by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – A new segment of the Black Creek Greenway opened recently. It runs from the corner of Maynard and High House downhill to Castilia and on to Bond Park. Read more

Kids Together Park: 12 Anniversary Celebration

Story by Marla Dorrel, president of Kids Together Inc.

Cary, NC – Without the dreams of two little girls who wished to create a place where children of all abilities could play together, Kids Together Playground never would have been built. The playground celebrates its 12th anniversary this Sunday, June 3, 2012. Read more

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