Parks, Recreation
  and Cultural


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Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources

Here at the Town of Cary, we are looking forward to a fun and festive fall!  Be sure to check out all of our fall programs and your favorite holiday events; registration is now open for residents and non-residents. 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!  Come laugh, learn, and play with us this summer! 

Register for Programs

Take A Child Outside (TACO) Week 
September 24-October 1 | Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve & Bond Park Community Center/Park

Pickin’ in the Pines Series: Garrett Newton Band with the String Peddlers 
September 28 | 5:45 p.m. | Koka Booth Amphitheatre  

Carolina Railhawks Vs. New York Cosmos 
September 28 | 7:30 p.m. | WakeMed Soccer Park  

Live at Lunch with Dave and Rory 
September 29 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Fidelity Bank Plaza, 100 W. Chatham St.

Films @ The Cary: The Lobster 
September 29 | 2 & 9:15 p.m. and September 30 | 7 p.m. | The Cary Theater  

Films @ The Cary: Indignation 
September 22 | 9:30 p.m. and September 30 | 9:30 p.m. | The Cary Theater  

Artist Exhibitions & Receptions
September 30 | 6-9 p.m. | Various locations

Cary Players presents Oklahoma! 
September 30 | 7:30 p.m. and October 2 | 3 p.m. | Cary Arts Center  

Great American Cross Country Festival 
October 1 | 8 a.m. | WakeMed Soccer Park  

Cary Tennis Park Classic (STA L3, NC L1) 
October 1 & 2 | 8 a.m.- 9 p.m. | Cary Tennis Park  

Mommy & Me Spa Day 
October 1 | 10-11:30 a.m. | Bond Park Community Center  

Fall Litter Sweep 
October 1 | Times vary | Locations throughout Cary

Films @ The Cary: Dracula 
October 1 | 9:15 p.m. | The Cary Theater  

Paint the Page! 
October 2 | 1-5 p.m. | Page-Walker Arts And History Center 

Films @ The Cary: Street Fight – Cinema Studies, Reel and Unreal: Politics in Film 
October 2 | 2 p.m. | The Cary Theater  

Films @ The Cary: Ants on a Shrimp 
October 2 | 5 p.m. | The Cary Theater  

Chatham Street Chowdown: Food Truck Rally 
October 2 | 5-9:30 p.m. | Chatham Street, Downtown Cary

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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