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July 29
Pokémon GO Day, Green Corn Moon, Rain Barrel Workshops at Wake County Parks in August

Wake County Parks will celebrate its 40th anniversary in August, and we want you to join in the festivities! Visit any of our parks to take part in a variety of events and programs designed for everyone, including:

Thursday, Aug. 11, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Eco-Track: Reptiles and Amphibians
Harris Lake County Park
Spend a day at Harris Lake County Park learning about and searching for our slithery, smooth and scaly friends – our fabulous amphibians and reptiles! Roll up your pants and head to the pond to look for tadpoles and salamanders. You will meet some live animals up close, explore the ecosystems in which they live and enjoy some fun, hands-on activities. Bring a lunch, snack and water bottle. This program is for children ages 6–11. The program fee is $28 per child, and preregistration is required. Meet at the Cypress Shelter. Harris Lake County Park is located at 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill.

Saturday, Aug. 13, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Pokémon GO Day
Historic Oak View County Park
"Pokémon GO" fans, here's your chance to spend an entire day searching for your favorite Pokémon characters at Oak View County Park. Our "Charmander"-ing park is dedicated to making the event fun for our Pokémon GO friends. Staff will place lures out all day to stir up the already popular Pokémon park. So, spread the "Electabuzz," take a "Magikarp"-et ride, and join in the fun. This is a free program, and no registration is required. Historic Oak View County Park is located at 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh.

Monday, Aug. 15, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Nature Lab: American Tobacco Trail Explorers
American Tobacco Trail
Prepare to embark on a 2-mile hike along the American Tobacco Trail (ATT) with park staff. It will begin at the New Hill parking area. Hikers will go down to Olive Chapel Road and then return to the New Hill parking lot. Learn how the ATT came to be and discover the many habitats along the way. Patrons may search for a geocache, observe wildlife and more. Bring a lunch, small snack and water bottle, so you can take part in the picnic at the end of the hike. This program is for children ages 6–11. The program fee is $12 per child, and preregistration is required. Meet at the upper New Hill Parking Area picnic table, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex.

Thursday, Aug. 18, 8–9 p.m.
Yates by Night: The Green Corn Moon
Historic Yates Mill County Park
Many early Native American tribes kept track of time by observing lunar months. They gave the full moons nicknames to track the seasons. Explore moon lore as it relates to agriculture, the autumnal equinox and the harvest season, then head into the park to gaze at the full "Green Corn" or "Grain" moon,  weather permitting. This program is for children ages 5 and up, but an adult is required to accompany all children. The program fee is $1 per person, and preregistration is required. Historic Yates Mill County Park is located at 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh.

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 5:30–6:30 p.m. or 6:45–7:45 p.m.
Rain Barrel Workshops
Lake Crabtree County Park
Become a friend of the environment and build your own rain barrel. Participants in this workshop will take home a fully functional 55-gallon rain barrel along with an installation kit. These are the same rain barrels that retail for $99 and up. Workshops are limited to eight barrels, so reserve your spot now. The cost is $45 per barrel, and participation is limited to two people per barrel. Preregistration is required. Lake Crabtree County Park is located at 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville.


 



 

 

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