Cary is currently under a State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most public-facing and staffed facilities are closed to the public, including Town Hall. All playgrounds are closed but greenways, parks, and park restrooms remain open at this time. Some services have been canceled or are limited. Learn more.

Covid-19: Status of Facilities and Programs

Last updated May 26, 2020


All Cary staffed facilities are closed to the public. For the health and safety of our firefighters and citizens, we have closed all fire stations to visitors and are not accepting donations at fire stations at this time. Our firefighters appreciate your kindness and look forward to welcoming you back to our fire stations. The Cary Police Station is operational but closed to the public. For emergencies, dial 911.

The Citizen’s Convenience Center remains open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. Visitors are required to follow social distancing practices, unload their own items for disposal, and keep any children in the car at all times.

To support the health and safety of our citizens and employees, we are increasing the frequency with which we clean surfaces in Town of Cary facilities where essential employees are working. We have enacted even more thorough cleaning and sanitizing protocols for facilities and employees at fire stations, water treatments facilities, fire and police vehicles, and in our Emergency Operations Center. A majority of Town employees are working remotely in their homes during this pandemic


Parks & Greenways

Cary playgrounds are closed until further notice. Parks, greenways, athletic fields, and courts remain open. Visitors are required to practice social distancing and maintain separation of 6 feet from other visitors to the park.


Cary Boards & Commissions

Town advisory boards and commissions through the end of May are canceled. The April Town Council meeting has also been canceled. Cary will hold a Virtual Town Hall on April 30 at 6:30 p.m.



All NC Public Schools will remain closed through the end of the academic school year. Learn more at the Wake County Public School System website.


Programming & Events

All Cary Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources programming including classes, events, facility rentals, and leagues is canceled through May 31. Summer camps have been canceled through July 3. Some events have been modified to occur online and some have been rescheduled. These are listed below.

Registration for summer 2020 programming has been postponed until further notice. Full refunds will be issued for any current or future ticketed Town events canceled due to COVID-19. If you are registered for or have tickets to an event, program, league, or class that is not canceled, but you do not feel comfortable attending, the Town will also issue a refund. Citizens are encouraged to call the facility at which the event was scheduled for up-to-date information, or contact Cary Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources at (919) 469-4061 or for refund assistance.


Modified Events
Rescheduled Events



Contact Information

Town of Cary
Phone: Dial 311 within Cary limits or (919) 469-4000

Wake County
Phone: (919) 856-7044