Parks, Recreation
  and Cultural


Koka Booth Amphitheatre Skateboarder at Sk8 Cary Ritter Park Playground Lazy Daze

Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources

Summer is here and things are hot in Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources! During the month of August, double the fun at Lazy Daze, which will now be a two-day festival on Town Hall campus. Herb Young Community Center celebrates 25 years with a week of fun. And registration for fall programs is in full swing now, so don't miss out! There is so much to do this summer and I hope all of you take advantage of the Town’s programs, events and festivals. I plan on enjoying the shade canopy of the greenways as I get out in the evenings for daily walks. And something we are all very excited about is that we are going for the Gold! Check out the video and links below.

Doug McRainey, Director

The Town of Cary Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources is proud to have been nominated as a finalist for the 2016 National Gold Medal Awards 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 U.S. communities that  demonstrate excellence in parks and recreation through long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, program development, professional development and agency recognition.

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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!  And, there is plenty left to do this summer to beat the heat.  Pick up your copy of the Summer 2016 Program Guide and come laugh, learn, and play with us this summer! 

Register for Programs

Films @ The Cary: A Special Presentation: Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You 
August 25 | 7 p.m. and August 26 | 9:30 p.m. | The Cary Theater  

Cary Town Band Concert: Sister Cities in Concert 
August 25 | 7:30 p.m. | Cary Arts Center  

Films @ The Cary: Genius 
August 25 | 9 p.m. and August 26 | 7 p.m. | The Cary Theater  

14th Annual FALC Senior Exhibition 
August 26 | 3-6 p.m. | Cary Senior Center  

NCSCA Boy's Coaches Kickoff Classic Invitation 
August 26 | 4 p.m. and August 27 | 9 a.m. | WakeMed Soccer Park  

Cary Art Loop 
August 26 | 6-9 p.m. | Downtown Cary 

Your Door to Cary Sculpture Reveal and Reception 
August 26 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Cary Arts Center  

40th Annual Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival 
August 27 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and August 28 | 12:30-5 p.m. | Town Hall Campus 

Films @ The Cary: Bugs Bunny Superstar 
August 27 | 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. | The Cary Theater  

Films @ The Cary: Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made 
August 27 | 7 p.m. and August 28 | 2 p.m. | The Cary Theater  

Films @ The Cary: Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation 
August 27 | 9 p.m. and August 28 | 4 p.m. | The Cary Theater  

Herbert C. Young Community Center Celebrates 25 Years:  Re-dedication & Ribbon Cutting
August 28 | 12:30 p.m. | Downtown Cary, Lazy Daze Stage

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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