For a printout of Crowder District Park's upcoming programs and events, please refer to our quarterly program bulletins below.
The following programs are offered at Crowder District Park, 4709 Ten Ten Road, Apex
. To register, complete and sign the registration form
and return it with payment (made out to Wake County Parks) by mail or bring by the park office. Payment and registration form must be received to confirm your spot in the programs.
For more information about the following programs, contact the park at 919-662-2850 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A weekday program that is fun for the whole family! For all ages; fee: $5/family. Preregistration required.
White Tails in the Woods
Tuesday, December 3, 11 a.m.–noon
Did you know bucks or male deer can grow a new set of antlers each year? Explore pelts, skulls, tracks and scat of whitetails through hands-on discovery stations. Then learn about the dangers that exist in nature for whitetails by playing a fun predator-and-prey game.
Preschool children with accompanying adult(s) discover the natural world through stories, hands-on nature activities, games, crafts and guided outdoor exploration. Meet at the Park Pavilion. For ages 3–5. Fee: $4 for each program or 3 programs for $10. Preregistration is required.
Wednesday, December 4, 1–2 p.m.
There are a lot of dangers in the woods for deer and rabbits! Learn the unique adaptations for the whitetails of the park and how they fool their predators through fun games and hands-on activities. Read a story about these mammals and then make a craft.
In these programs, kids will discover the natural world through hikes, hands-on nature activities, outdoor exploration, games and crafts. Meet at the Park Pavilion. For ages 6–9. Fee: $4 for each program or 3 programs for $10. Preregistration is required.
Flashes of White
Wednesday, December 4, 11 a.m.–noon
Whitetails are shy, cautious and very nervous animals. Learn all about communication, habitat and diet of deer and rabbits through games and hands-on activities. Then go on a habitat hike, searching for tracks and signs of whitetails in the park.
Sunday Programs for Busy Families. For all ages; $5/family.
Sunday, November 17, 2–3 p.m.
Waddle down to the park and learn about one very important bird – the turkey! Sort through some turkey facts and fiction, learn about turkeys' cool adaptations, practice your turkey call, then eat a turkey-inspired treat! For all ages; fee: $5/family. Preregistration is required.
Winter Wrap Up
Sunday, December 15, 2–3 p.m.
Winter is a great time to explore nature at the park! Join a naturalist and learn how to identify tracks, explore conifers, and drink pine needle tea. Then observe snow and ice through hands-on science experiments. Don't forget to bring your scarf and mittens! For all ages; fee: $5/family. Preregistration is required.
Kids Get Crafty!
Offered once per quarter
Fall Forest Fun
Saturday, November 16, 10–11:30 a.m.
Colorful leaves, neat twigs and unique seed pods – trees make great art supplies. Learn the parts of a tree, then create festive fall crafts using natural objects. For all ages; fee: $4/child. Preregistration is required.
Weekday Wonders Track Out Days
Join us for one, two or all three days. Children in Grades K–5 will participate in curriculum-correlated activities, both together and by grade level. This program is great for year-round students and for homeschool students who want to learn science in a hands-on setting. Preregistration is required.
Our staff also offers Track Out programs at Historic Yates Mill County Park (e.g., the Long Winter on December 10-12), along with other programs. Check out the Yates Mill Public Programs page
More Track Out Program Dates will be posted soon.
Crowder by Night
The Winter Sky
Friday, December 6, 5–6 p.m.
Winter is a great season to gaze at stars! Learn your way around winter's constellations, sip on hot cocoa, and learn about the mysterious night sky. Use our binoculars or bring your own pair, but make sure you bundle up 'cause it's cold outside! For all ages; fee: $3/person or $5/family. Preregistration is required.
Family Pond Studies
Meet on the pond boardwalk for a fun and educational study of life in Crowder Pond! Drop-in wayside program. For all ages; Free! Preregistration is not required.
Check back in the spring for more pond study dates.
Discovery boxes are packaged lesson plans intended for use by teachers or parents who wish to educate a group of children without requesting a program through the office. These boxes are available at the office and must be signed out for use. Discovery boxes are also available on a first-come, first-served basis.