Wake County Southeast Park will be located in the southeast corner of Wake County adjacent to the towns of Garner and Fuquay-Varina. The park property is made up of several disjointed parcels of land totaling approximately 300 acres. While a portion of the land adjacent to Highway 42 is currently agricultural land, 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.

The Master Plan for Wake County Southeast Park will offer a unique experience that supports the recreational needs of the growing adjacent communities while strengthening the natural, cultural and historical resources of the land.

Community Meetings

As a part of the master planning process, Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space conducted a series of community forums to gather residents’ input about the development of the park. The forums allowed residents to play an active role in the park’s design.  

Community Meeting 3 - April 30, 2019
Attendees checked out the final draft design based on feedback received during prior meetings as well as from the public survey. They also voted on names for the new park.

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Community Meeting 2 - Feb. 12, 2019
At this drop-in meeting, attendees viewed design options based on feedback received during the first community meeting and from the public survey. Using sticky notes, they shared their thoughts about each option. 

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Community Meeting 1 - Sept. 25, 2018
The first forum took place Sept. 25 at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center. It included interactive stations designed to inform attendees about the park property, including the environmental and natural resources, as well as the site history. This meeting gave residents an opportunity to provide feedback to staff and the design team for the development of this park. 

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