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

Environment: Walk-Friendly Cary

Story & Photo by Hal Goodtree

Cary, NC – Thanks to our friend Don Frantz for sharing the news that Cary has been designated a Walk-Friendly Community.

Walk-Friendly Communities (WFC)

The WFC is a national organization that accredits communities which encourage pedestrian traffic. That is, walking.

Cary is one of only three communities in North Carolina that have earned the certification (the other two are Charlotte and Davidson).

Cary was credited with having a walk-friendly community including:

  • Town of Cary staff resources devoted to encouraging pedestrian traffic
  • 60 miles of trails and green ways, with another 190 miles in the planning stage
  • Downtown Streetscape Project
  • Land Development Ordinance that supports the creation of a highly connected transportation system
  • $1 million annual sidewalk request program

Celebrate with a Walk

Celebrate Cary’s newest designation with a walk in one our our many Parks or download the Cary Bike/Hike map.

Cary Parks #7: Heater Park

Part 7 in our Cary Parks Series.

Cary, NC — As one of Cary’s two open-space parks, Heater Park provides a more subdued experience than can be found at most of the Town’s other offerings. In fact, it is easy to mistake Heater Park as an undeveloped lot of land in a quiet, downtown neighborhood. The long tract of lush landscape consumes but a mere 1.5 acres, yet it has much to offer for town citizens. Read more

Speak Out About Cary Parks & Rec

Story by Lindsey Chester. Photo by Hal Goodtree. Ms. Chester is a member of the Cary Parks & Rec Advisory Board.

Cary, NC- The Town of Cary is in the process of revising the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Master Plan. There are several ways for your ideas to be heard. Read more

Cary Parks #6: Dad Dunham Park

Part 6 in our Cary Parks series.

Cary, NC — As is the case with many of Cary’s wonderful parks, R.S. “Dad” Dunham park is named in memory of an influential and inspirational member of our community. Read more