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October 04
​Find Fall Fun at Wake County Parks

Fall is a terrific time to take a trip to one of Wake County’s parks or preserves. From guided hikes and wagon rides to spider webs and dog tricks, there's something for everyone in the coming weeks. Here’s a sneak peek: 


Family Wildlife Series: A World of Webs
Saturday, Oct. 19, 10–11 a.m.
Blue Jay Point County Park
How do spider webs differ from food webs? What purpose does each serve? Explore nearby fields and woods for a variety of spiders and the webs they weave, then play a fun food web game! Preregistration is required for all participants. Blue Jay Point County Park is located at 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh.

Canine Contests
Saturday, Oct. 19, 1–3 p.m.
Crowder County Park
We're looking for the best dog tricks and canine costumes in Wake County. If your dog has a special talent and/or a super cool costume, come and show it off at the seventh annual Canine Contests! This event is perfect for all ages, and registration is not required. Crowder District Park is located at 4709 Ten Ten Road, Apex..

Halloween Family Wagon Ride
Thursday, Oct. 31, 11 a.m.–noon
Harris Lake County Park
Celebrate Halloween (and a day off from school) on a wagon ride along the back roads of Harris Lake County Park. Be on the lookout for all things fall and spooky as you and your family play a fun BINGO game. Wear your favorite trick or treat costume! Meet at the playground. This program is for all ages, and preregistration is required. Harris Lake County Park is located at 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill.

Fall Fun Hike to the Beaver Creek Bridge
Friday, Nov. 1, 11 a.m.–noon
American Tobacco Trail 
Fall is a wonderful time of year to explore nature. Take a hike to the beautiful wetland at the Beaver Creek Bridge, and put your nature detective skills to the test along the way with a special scavenger hunt. We will walk one mile, so wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. This program is for all ages, and preregistration is required. Meet at the New Hill parking area at 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex.


To see a full list of upcoming programs and events, visit wakegov.com/parks.


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About Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space
Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space strives to provide outdoor recreation and educational opportunities while promoting environmental and cultural stewardship through a managed system of parks and open spaces. In 2018, more than 1.3 million people visited Wake County’s 10 parks and nature preserves.

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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