Park Feature: Jack Smith Park

Jack Smith Park is one of the most feature-heavy parks in Cary.

Located at 9725 Penny Road, Jack Smith Park is one of the most feature-heavy parks in Cary.

For the kids, Jack Smith Park has no shortage of fun activities. A seasonal splash pad (which will close on September 17th for the season, as well as September 11th for maintenance) helps the kiddos stay cool in the hot North Carolina sun, a large playground complete with slides and jungle gyms, as well as a large 10-foot climbing wall for the older kids help make Jack Smith Park a fun destination for the whole family. A large field is also on-site, filled with unique sheep sculptures.

Part of the field.
Here’s one of the sheep up close.

There is a pretty ~.5 mile walking loop around the park. The loop takes you around the parking lots and through a shaded wooden path with a charming little pond in the center. This is a great little walking trail if you’re looking to get some exercise in. It is mostly flat, so it is accessible to many skill levels. It’s also a great path to walk your dog.

The pond.

Speaking of dogs, Jack Smith Park is home of one of the two (soon to be three!) official dog parks in Cary. It is a fairly large off-leash area, separated by dog size. You will need a membership in order to access the dog park (you can read more about the program here).

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