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April 25
​Wake County to Unveil Final Draft Design of Next Park

Residents are invited to share their thoughts on Wake County’s next park at a community meeting on Tuesday, April 30. The drop-in forum will take place from 4–7 p.m. at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center, 820 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina.

“Wake County residents have played an active role in the planning of this park since the beginning,” said Chris Snow, director of Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space. “This is their opportunity to see the results of the process—and to let us know what they think.”

Attendees will be able to view the final draft design based on feedback received during prior meetings as well as from the public survey. Previous meetings were held on Sept. 25, 2018, and Feb. 12, 2019. Hundreds of people showed up to share their thoughts.

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 totaling approximately 300 acres. While a portion of the land adjacent to Highway 42 is currently used for agricultural purposes, 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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