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February 05
​Public Invited to Weigh in on Wake County’s Next Park

Residents are invited to share their thoughts on the future Wake County Southeast Park at a community meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The drop-in forum will take place from 4–7 p.m. at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center, 820 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina.

“Forums like this are critical to our master planning process,” said Chris Snow, director of Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space. “They provide important feedback to the design team and allow residents to play an active role in the park’s development.”

Attendees will be able to view three different design options, which include the possible locations of trails, playgrounds, parking, agricultural fields and more. These designs were developed based on feedback collected from a public survey and the first community meeting on Sept. 25, 2018. More than 200 people came to the initial event to offer their insights and opinions.

Wake County Southeast Park will be located adjacent to the towns of Garner and Fuquay-Varina. The park property is made up of several parcels of land totaling approximately 300 acres. While a portion of the land adjacent to Highway 42 is currently agricultural land, the majority of the park contains undeveloped forests, wetlands, stream channels, floodplains and rock outcrops, all of which support a diverse ecosystem and help protect critical natural resources.

Find out more about the future park and view materials from the first community forum here. This project is another step forward in the county’s efforts to establish a deliberate and realistic approach to address growth and mobility while preserving our environment and healthy communities.

To learn more about Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space, follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @WakeGovParks. You can also check out each of our parks on Facebook.

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