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 heating up in Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources! During the month of July, catch a flick under the stars at Koka Booth's Movies by Moonlight, sponsored by WakeMed. Baseball is in full swing July 29-31 as the USA Baseball National Training Facility in Cary hosts the 17U/18U Cup. And, come August, we’re excited to double the fun at Lazy Daze, which will now be a two-day festival. 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 begins August 1 for Cary residents and August 15 for all others.  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: Aladdin 
July 26 | 10 a.m. | The Cary Theater  

Films @ The Cary: Hello My Name is Doris 
July 28 | 2 p.m. and July 29 | 7 p.m. | The Cary Theater  

FULL FRAME ROADSHOW: In Pursuit of Silence 
July 28 | 7 p.m. | The Cary Theater  

USA Baseball 17/18U Cup 
July 29-31 | Game times vary | USA Baseball National Training Complex 

Artist Reception: Afghanistan: A Country A People—Through the Eyes of the Men and Women of the US Military (Part II) 
July 29 | 6-9 p.m. | Herb Young Community Center  

Artist Reception: Andria Linn: Parsley, Sage and Time 
July 29 | 6-8 p.m. | Cary Senior Center  

Artist Reception: Resilience: The Divine Power of Black & White by Julie Niskanen Skolozynski
July 29 | 6-9 p.m. | Cary Arts Center

Cary Art Loop—Artists’ Receptions 
July 29 | 6-8 p.m. | Page-Walker Arts And History Center  

Cary Art Loop 
July 29 | 6-9 p.m. | Downtown Cary 

Artist Reception: The Common Wall: PoNC 
July 29 | 6-9 p.m. | Cary Arts Center  

Artist Reception: PRINTOCRACY 
July 29 | 6-8 p.m. | Town Hall Gallery
Movies by Moonlight: Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
July 29 | 7 p.m. | Koka Booth Amphitheatre  

Starlight Concert Series: Jamrock 
July 29 | 7 p.m. | Page-Walker Arts And History Center  

Films @ The Cary: City of Gold 
July 29 | 9 p.m. and July 31 | 2 p.m. | The Cary Theater  

On Stage @ The Cary: Connie McCoy of Mo Jazz Music 
July 30 | 8 p.m. | The Cary Theater  

Chatham Street Chowdown 
July 31 | 5-9:30 p.m. | 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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