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 for the time being. Some services have been canceled or are limited. Learn more.

In support of Wake County's restrictions designed to slow the spread of COVID-19, Town of Cary playgrounds are closed until further notice. Greenways, parks, and restrooms within parks remain open at this time. Learn more.

Park Update: Renovations will take place on the Bond Lake Dam through March 2020 to mitigate future erosion. White Oak Greenway and the Lake and Paw Paw Trails near Bond Lake are affected. Please follow posted signs for the detour route. There is no passage through the construction project. The project is managed by Wake County Government.

The online reservation system for picnic shelter is undergoing maintenance. In the meantime, reservations can be made by calling any community center.  

  • Bond Park Community Center: (919) 462-3970
  • Herb Young Community Center: (919) 460-4965
  • Middle Creek Community Center: (919) 771-1295

Fred G. Bond Metro Park, at 310 acres, is one of the largest municipal parks in Wake County. Like an oasis in the middle of town, the park design preserves the environment and offers opportunities for many types of recreation.


General Information

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Gates open by 7:30 a.m. and close at sunset (times posted on gates).
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boathouse all (Custom)Find bait, snacks, ice cream, snow cones, drinks, and more -- all for sale at the beautiful Boathouse nestled among the pines on the waterfront of Bond Lake.


Challenge Course

Challenge Course An outdoor learning facility that encourages individuals and groups to see their potential through a graduated progression of challenge activities that foster personal growth and improved teamwork.




Kiwanis Shelter

Kiwanis Picnic Shelter
Buehler Picnic Shelter
Screened Porch 

Please call (919) 462-3970 to reserve a shelter.



Bond White oak greenway-resizedBond Park offers a basic orienteering course of the point-to-point variety, with a start, a series of controls to be visited, and designated finish. Use the Bond basic map with control points or the master map with the master control markers to create your own course.


Other Features

Bond Park GreenwaySertoma Amphitheatre
Compost Education Center
Tree ID Trail
Lazy Daze Playground
Athletic fields (Call 919-469-4061 for rentals.) Spillway

All facilities are integrated into the natural setting. 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. The Bond Park Community Center and the Cary Senior Center are within the park boundaries.