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
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
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
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
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
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