Wow, I can’t believe we’re almost halfway through our 12 days of Raleigh Parks! On the fifth day, we visited Crowder District Park, which is actually maintained by Wake County. It’s located at 4709 Ten Ten Rd in Apex and there is a lot going on at this park.
Trees, playgrounds, trees, pavilions, trees, trails and more trees! This park has what is essential to a park and that is trees. You’ll find the pavilion areas tucked away with woods surrounding them, but still convenient enough with the nearby parking lots. The amphitheater can only be found by exploring the unpaved trail through the woods. The paved walking trail meanders through the trees along the perimeter of the park and provides ways for exploring the various gardens.
This park also has fabulous picnic spots in the grass. Whether it’s by the large open field with backstop or just near one of the playground areas, you’re sure to find a great bit of lawn for resting and eating. There is also a sand volleyball court towards the back of the park and a small pond for taking leisurely walks around or admiring the wildlife.
If you’re looking for education programs, Crowder District Park offers a wide variety for all ages. With the diverse group of gardens on-site and the wetlands area, there is sure to be a program for your family or group. Check out the Wake County Parks website for more information.
Thumbs up: picnic spots, natural setting, walking trail, playground areas
Thumbs down: nothing to report