Park & Facility Projects

Pleasant Park


  • Lead Agency: Town of Apex
  • Funding: Recreation Capital Reserve, Wake County Community Development Block Grant, and possible bond referendum in 2017
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Status: The Town has purchased 93 acres for the project in the vicinity of Old US1 and Hwy 540. The Town Council has approved a design that will make this a one of a kind facility and include multiple lighted athletic fields for soccer, lacrosse, baseball, and softball; lighted tennis courts; shelters, a cross country course, amenity area with playgrounds, a water feature and a maintenance facility. The facility is viewed as a significant tool in providing for future Town programs and economic development.

Community Center Expansion / Senior Services Facility


  • Lead Agency: Town of Apex
  • Funding: Recreation Capital Reserve, General Fund, and possible bond referendum in 2017
Status: The Town currently has an executed design contract and has identified the need to expand the existing Community Center with a priority being given to dedicated space for accommodating and expanding programs geared towards seniors and those with special needs. When not in use for those activities it will be available for rentals and programs for all ages and interests. A committee appointed by the Mayor and Town Council worked diligently to establish a program for the facility.

Salem Pond Park


  • Lead Agency: Town of Apex
  • Funding: Recreation Capital Reserve and $150,000 Federal Grant from the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Status: The completed Phase I included construction of a fenced multi-purpose field, repair to the existing walking trail, additional parking and new signage. Phase II construction includes field lighting, a multi-age inclusive playground, two shade structures, an outdoor classroom, and site amenities (benches, trash/recycle receptacles, dog stations, bike racks, picnic tables, and drinking fountains) is scheduled to begin after July 1, 2017.

Elevate Fitness Equipment - Apex Community Park


  • Lead Agency: Town of Apex
  • Funding: Recreation Capital Reserve
Status: The Town of Apex has been selected to participate and partner with Barrs Recreation LLC and Burke Equipment as a National Test Site for a first of its kind, athletic equipment for teens (but usable for all ages). The equipment to be installed (think American Ninja Warrior, Spartan Races, Warrior Dash) will be geared towards ages 12-19 and promote and fun, healthy and active lifestyle as a way to tackle teen obesity. Plans are underway with a completion expected in mid-2017.
Greenway Projects

White Oak Creek /East Coast Greenway


Lead Agencies: Towns of Apex and Cary

Funding: Total cost of the project will exceed $5,000,000 and the Town of Apex's share will be $284,000 which will come from the Recreation Capital Reserve Account. The remaining funds will come from Town of Cary bond funds and Local, State and Federal Grants received by the Town of Cary.

Status: This project is a joint effort between the Towns of Apex and Cary and extends White Oak Creek Greenway from the Town of Cary through Apex to a connection with the American Tobacco Trail near Wimberley Road. It is part of the North Carolina portion of the East Coast Greenway, a 2900+ mile greenway which runs from Maine to Key West, Florida. The Triangle Section is the longest continuous section (72 miles which are 93% complete) and runs through the downtowns of Raleigh, Durham and Cary. The Town of Cary hopes to begin construction early in spring 2017 and the project should take 12 to 18 months to complete once construction begins.


Beaver Creek Greenway (Kelly Road Park to Apex Nature Park Connector)


Lead Agency: Town of Apex

Funding: Funds for Planning and Design will come from the Recreation Reserve Account and Grant Funding from Wake County. Funding for construction (estimated to be in excess of $1,000,000) is not in place and is being considered as part of potential bond referendum in November 2017.

Status: Design work is underway for Phases I and II with a goal of completing the design by July 1, 2017. Staff continues to work with NCDOT on coordinating trail construction with the replacement of the Barbecue Road Bridge (scheduled to begin in 2018) so a connection can be provided under the new bridge and also to Apex Nature Park. Once completed, this project will also provide connections to Greenbrier, Kelly West and Holland's Crossing Neighborhoods.

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Middle Creek Greenway (1010 to Holly Springs)


Lead Agency: Town of Apex

Funding: Design Funds for Phase I (Reunion Pointe to Holly Springs) will come from the Town Recreation Reserve Account and Grant Funding from Wake County. Funding for construction of all phases (estimated to be in excess of $1,000,000) is not in place and is being considered as part of potential bond referendum in November 2017.

Status: This project is proposed to be separated into three phases. The Town Council approved a design contract for Phase I (Reunion Pointe to Holly Springs) on March 21, 2017. Design funds for Phase II (Reunion Pointe through Pemberley) are included in the Town's 2017-2018 budget. Funding for design of Phase III (North of Pemberley to Lufkin Road Middle School is being considered as part of potential bond referendum in November 2017.