Face coverings are now required in public spaces throughout NC, whether inside or outside, where physical distancing of at least 6 feet from people outside your household is difficult to maintain. Learn more.

Harold D. Ritter Park

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

In support of Wake County’s announcement of restrictions designed to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Town of Cary has closed playgrounds effective Monday, March 23 at 8 a.m. until further notice. Greenways, parks, and restrooms within parks will remain open at this time. Per Governor Cooper's Executive Order 147, masks are now required in all public spaces where social distancing is not possible at all times. Learn more.

 301 Lochmere Drive West


A favorite for families, Harold D. Ritter Park boasts multiple slides, a sky wheel climber, a climbing wall, a sand area that includes a small play house, and sand diggers. Other highlights include two spring rider toys and a scrambler whirl, in addition to sports fields and courts and a picnic shelter.

Both younger and older kids enjoy the complex play area, and visitors can appreciate the hiking trails of Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve and greenway trails located within easy walking distance.


  • Two baseball/softball fields
  • One basketball slab
  • Playground
  • Picnic shelter
  • Picnic tables
  • Restrooms
  • Climbing wall
  • Sand area


Google Maps directions to Harold D. Ritter Park

Park Hours of Operation

Sunrise to Sunset. In lighted areas where visitors are participating in an approved extended use activity, hours are extended until 30 minutes after the completion of the activity or 11 p.m.