​Crowder District Park offers public, educational programs for all ages year-round. Visit our Calendar of Events and sign up for our E-Newsletter to stay up to date!

 

Scroll down or select a program series below to learn more about our offerings: 

Special Events Discover the Park​ Nature Families Nature Watchers
Family Features Crowder By Night Tiny Tots Kids Get Crafty
 
 
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To register in person or by mail please download a copy of our Registration Form or call 919-662-2850 for more information.

For a printout of quarterly programs and events, and for a paper copy of the Wake County parks program registration form, refer to the program bulletin below.
 
The following programs are offered at Crowder District Park, 4709 Ten Ten Road, Apex. For more information, contact the park at 919-662-2850 or email crowderdistrictpark@wakegov.com.
 
Our staff also offers public programs at Historic Yates Mill County Park.
Check out the Yates Mill programs page for details.
 

Special Events

Save-the-date for the 2018 Frog Fest 
Saturday, April 7, 11 a.m.3 p.m.
 
The Buzz on Bees
Sunday, May 28, 2–3 p.m.
Celebrate our #1 pollinator by learning about the busy bees of Crowder Park. Learn the dances of bees and how they communicate, discover how pollination works, and taste different types of honey. Then plant a flower in our container garden. For all ages; fee: $1/person. Registration is required for all family members, and children must have adult accompaniment.
 
Daddy and Me Day
Sunday, June 18, 2–3 p.m.
Hop, skip and jump over to Crowder District Park as we celebrate Father’s Day! Bring the whole family out for an afternoon of games related to nature. Afterwards we’ll cool off with some refreshments. For all ages; fee: $1/person. Registration is required for all family members, and children must have adult accompaniment.
   

Discover the Park

Walk in the Woods
Saturday, June 17, 11 a.m.–noon
Take a walk in the woods and discover the animals and plants that call our park home. Help collect data for our Natural Resource Inventory Database and other citizen science projects. All experience levels are welcome. Let's learn together! For ages 14 & up; fee: FREE. Registration is not required.
 
Discovery Table: Trees
Saturday, June 17, 1–3 p.m.
Stop by our FREE discovery table to explore the trees of the park! Registration is not required. The display table is located at the park office.

 
 
 
 
 
Firefly Frenzy
Friday, June 23, 7:30–8:30 p.m.
How many fireflies can you catch? Sign up for an evening of summer fun as we catch and release lightning bugs. Explore what gives them a special glow through hands-on discovery, games, and more! For all ages (adult accompaniment is required for all children); fee: $1/person. Registration is required.


Nature Families

A weekday program that is fun for the whole family!
Ant Antics
Tuesday, June 6, 11 a.m.–noon
Ants can lift and carry more than three times their weight! Hunt for ants in the garden, observe them in action, and play a fun game to discover how they build their colony. Wrap up the hour with a fun snack of “ants on a log.” For all ages; fee: $1/person. Registration is required for all family members, and children must have adult accompaniment.


Tiny Tots

A half-hour weekday program for children ages 18 months to 3 years old
 
Animals in Nature
Monday, June 5, 10:30–11 a.m.
Practice your recognition skills through sorting, matching and more! Move like animals in nature and find park critters in a fun scavenger hunt. For ages 18 months–3 years (with an accompanying adult); fee: $2/child. Registration is required.
 

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 with an accompanying adult. Fee: $4/child. Preregistration is required.
 
Amazing Ants
Wednesday, June 7, 1–2 p.m.
Ants are amazing creatures and they are always on the go. Learn the parts of an ant using play dough, create an Ant Restaurant to discover their favorite foods, and go on an ant hunt to look at them under a magnifying glass! Then make a fun craft to take home. For ages 3–5; fee: $4/child. Registration is required, and children must have adult accompaniment.
 

Kids Get Crafty 

Spring Flowers
Monday, May 22, 11 a.m.–noon
The flowers are in full bloom at the park! Create a craft bursting with color inspired by nature. We will bring the materials if you bring the imagination! For all ages (adult accompaniment required for all children); fee: FREE. Registration is not required.
 
Fresh Fruits and Veggies
Monday, June 19, 11 a.m.–noon
June is Fresh Fruits and Veggies Month! Create a painting using fresh produce as stamps. We will bring the materials if you bring the imagination. For all ages (adult accompaniment required for all children); fee: FREE. Registration is not required.