A Path in the Woods
High school students from around Cary assisted local artist Julia Gartrell with an art installation for this year's Spring Daze festival. Student volunteers worked alongside the artist throughout a series of workshops during the month of April, following her lead to create various large "boulders" that sit beside the main pathway at Bond Park. Two different types of boulder structures were created, one using papier-mâché, and the other out of plastic inflatables. The papier-mâché structures were created using biodegradable materials which will naturally decay over time, giving way to flowers and other native seedlings that were planted on top of the boulder formations. Meanwhile the inflatables, while not compostable, were crafted using recycled plastic and fabric and offers a nice visual contrast with their biodegradable counterpart. "The goal", artist Julia stated, was to "create a colorful visual landscape with surreal undertones as well as ties to native craft practices in the local region
WakeMed Wellness Challenge
Do you know what it takes to live a fit and healthy lifestyle? Your passport to wellness awaits you at Spring Daze. Travel the festival and use the WakeMed Wellness Challenge passport on the back cover of the festival guide (available at the festival entrances or at any Wellness Challenge station). Each station includes fun activities suitable for all ages. After successfully completing the activity, have your passport stamped and be entered for a chance to win grand prizes.
Celebrate Earth Day the Cary way! Join us for free trees, a compost bin giveaway, recycling tips, garden ideas, greenway maps and much more. Take a stroll down Earth Day Lane and enjoy family-friendly booths, Q&A with experts, and exciting giveaways all about living green in Cary.
The SportsZone at Spring Daze is a dedicated space where kids and families can kick, hit, swing, run, shoot, and throw their way to better health with their favorite local teams and organizations. The SportsZone is free to all as part of the Wellness Challenge in Spring Daze.
More Things to Do In the Park
Fred G. Bond Metro Park, at 310 acres, is one of the largest municipal parks in Wake County. Visitors may enjoy picnics, play ball on the athletic fields, see a performance in the amphitheater, walk along the trails, or play on the Lazy Daze Playground. Visit the new Bond Park Boathouse and enjoy the atmosphere on the covered porch or rest awhile in one of the rocking chairs overlooking the lake. Rent a paddle boat or canoe, or take a hike on one of the many natural trails in the park!