Crowder County Park to Expand in Size

Size of property will quadruple
Fyi Com Crowder
Photos courtesy of Wake County Parks and Recreation

Wake County residents will soon have more acreage to enjoy at Crowder County Park in Apex. The Wake County Board of Commissioners recently approved the $4.9 million purchase of 96 acres of land north of the park — a move that will quadruple its size. Crowder County Park, which opened in 1998 and currently occupies 33 acres, is Wake County’s third most-visited park but also the second smallest. It features a 3-acre pond with a boardwalk, three playgrounds, an outdoor amphitheater, walking trails and interpretive gardens. 

Expanding the park will require a master planning process, which includes opportunities for the public to provide feedback. Completion of the park could come in fiscal year 2025 and is expected to include fishing, environmental education and additional walking trails. A future connection to the Town of Cary’s Jack Smith Park and greenway system is also possible. Learn more at


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