Parks, Recreation
  and Cultural


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Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources

Cary brings home the Gold! That's right! We won! Cary has been named the 2016 Gold Medal Award winner for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), through the Gold Medal Awards program, honors communities that demonstrate excellence in parks and recreation through long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, program development, professional development, and agency recognition. This award belongs to the entire Cary community. The citizens have invested incredibly in this Town and continue to do so on a daily basis. To see why we brought home the Gold, watch the video below and see if you can spot yourself making Cary shine!

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Share in the smiles this fall with the Town of Cary!
 We've got your favorite fall activities, programs,sporting events, and concerts. Look for your hard copy of our Fall 2016 Program Guide in libraries, the Chamber of Commerce, or any Town of Cary staffed facility.  Or, view it online. Registration is now open!  Come laugh, learn, and play with us this summer! 

Register for Programs

Friends of Page-Walker Historic Preservation Series presents More Mysteries and Secrets: Exploring Cary-Area Cemeteries 
October 25 | 7:30 p.m. | Page-Walker Arts And History Center  

Reel-ly Scary Cary Film Series 
Date: October 27-29 | Koka Booth Amphitheatre  

Films @ The Cary: Therapy for a Vampire 
October 27 | 2 p.m. | The Cary Theater  

Films @ The Cary: Film Short THE BRAIN HACK & Feature Film NI 28 – STRATE I 
October 27 | 7 p.m. | The Cary Theater 

Films @ The Cary: Chrysalis 
October 27 | 9 p.m. | The Cary Theater  

Girls NCHSAA State Championships 1A & 2A 
October 28 & 29 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Cary Tennis Park  

ACC Cross Country Championships 
October 28 | 9 a.m. | WakeMed Soccer Park  

WWTA Harvest NTRP Adult Tournament 
October 28 | 5-9 p.m. and October 29 & 30 | 8 a.m.-8 p.m. | Cary Tennis Park  

Cary Art Loop 
October 28 | 6-9 p.m. | Downtown Cary

Artist Receptions
October 28 | 6 p.m. | Various locations

Films @ The Cary: Night of the Living Dead 
October 28 | 7 p.m. | The Cary Theater  

NCHSAA 1A & 4A Cross Country East Regional 
October 29 | 8 a.m. | WakeMed Soccer Park 

Cary’s Great Pumpkin Carve 
October 29 | 2-8 p.m. | 135 W. Chatham Street 

Films @ The Cary: Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium 
October 29 | 3 p.m. | The Cary Theater  

Halloween Mall Crawl 
October 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Cary Towne Center 

Herbert’s Haunted House 
October 29 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Herb Young Community Center  

Haunted Tales of Yesteryear 
October 29 | 7 & 9 p.m. | Page-Walker Arts And History Center  

On Stage @ The Cary: Six Strings presents Richard Leigh 
October 29 | 8 p.m. | The Cary Theater  

Films @ The Cary: Halloween 
October 30 | 2 p.m. | The Cary Theater  

Pumpkin Flotilla 
October 30 | 4-7 p.m. |  Bond Park  

See more events at the Town of Cary's Event Calendar. Keep up with the latest by following TOC_Fun on Twitter, or explore more about Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources. Questions? Issues? Call Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources at (919) 469-4061. Visit our administrative offices at Town Hall or any community center and we will be happy to assist you. 
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