Get the Facts: Cary Community Recreation and Sports Center

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Recent actions by Raleigh/Wake County to help fund Cary’s Community Recreation and Sports Center have generated significant public interest in the actual offerings and uses of the facility that will be located on up to five of the 87 acres of the Cary Towne Center redevelopment site.

Cary has a well-documented history of robust public engagement, and the Community Recreation and Sports Center project will be no exception.

As is detailed in the project schedule below, Cary’s response to Raleigh/Wake’s Request for Proposals is a starting point in the process of determining the Center’s actual offerings as well as its physical design. Public engagement on the Center’s actual design and offerings will begin this summer.

To be notified when the public engagement process begins, email your name and contact information to CaryRecCenter@townofcary.org.

Current Schedule

Spring/Summer 2020: Negotiate the funding agreement documents with Raleigh/Wake County.  
Hire an architectural design firm to develop and implement a process that engages Cary citizens and other stakeholders in helping determine the appropriate mix of uses for the Center.

Hire the individual who will manage Cary’s Center.

Summer-Fall 2020: Engage Cary citizens and other stakeholders.

Winter 2021: Develop the Center’s conceptual design.

Spring 2021-Summer 2022: Create the Center’s final design.

Fall 2022: Begin construction.

Winter 2024: Complete construction.

Resources

Learn more about Cary’s indoor recreation facilities assessments in western and central Cary

Read the Wake County Destination Strategic Plan that lays out sports and other tourism needs as well as guides funding from the hotel occupancy tax.

Read Wake/Raleigh's RFP.

Read Cary’s response to the Raleigh/Wake RFP

Learn about the Cary Towne Center Redevelopment Project

Contact

Project Co-managers 

Doug McRainey
Director
Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources
(919) 469-4066
doug.mcrainey@townofcary.org

Russ Overton
Deputy Town Manager
(919) 469-4033
russ.overton@townofcary.org