While Cary is known for its extensive park system, North Cary Park is a local favorite thanks to its easily-accessible trails, a large number of amenities, and its close proximity to Lake Crabtree.
Located at 1100 Norwell Blvd, North Cary Park is just south of Lake Crabtree (a greenway connects them via a 20-ish minute walk) and north of Downtown. As the name suggests, this park is located on the northern tip of Cary, close to the RDU airport.
North Cary Park has various options if you’re looking to do some sports. Four volleyball courts (filled with sand), basketball courts, a soccer field, and a decently sized flat open field are all accessible to visitors.
A unique feature of North Cary Park is the two climbing boulders. These large (fake) boulders offer a fun challenge for climbers that attempt to scale the 8 feet of stone.
For the kids, North Cary Park offers a good-sized playground with your typical slides, swings, and jungle gym set. One unique addition to the playground is the two slides that rest on a hill. This makes climbing up the incline to go down the slide a little more engaging, and there are also stairs for kids that want a more accessible option.
North Cary Park is connected to the Black Creek Greenway for those looking to go on a leisurely walk. The greenway goes all the way to Lake Crabtree can you can easily spend a couple of hours depending on how far you go.
Currently, parts of the Black Creek Greenway are closed due to renovations, but detour routes are marked along the path. The renovations are expected to be completed in Spring 2023.