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Downtown Park & Cary Arts Center
316 North Academy Street
310 South Academy Street
Cary, NC 27512
(919) 460-4965
Park Description

Cary"s Downtown Park (319  S. Academy St.)

The  recently-completed “Town Square” portion of Cary"s Downtown Park is a jewel in the crown of Downtown"s revitalization. A true urban park, the new space anchors the corner of South Academy Street and Kildaire Farm Road, across from Cary Arts Center. The centerpiece of the park is a stunning, lighted fountain. Truly a community gathering place, Town Square offers space for musical performances, outdoor movies, recreation, games, public art and simply enjoying the outdoors.

Lighted fountain
Open green space
Performance green and stage area
Public art
Movable tables and chairs
Bocce ball court
Table tennis
Checker and chess tables

Downtown Cary runs North - South along North and South Academy Streets between Chapel Hill Road on the North side and Dry Avenue on the South side. There are several Green open spaces located in Downtown Cary primarily at the Town Hall Campus on the north side and the Public Library on the south side. Each Green open space provides a park setting for visitors to downtown. When school is not in session there is a playground and open fields on the south end of downtown Cary at the Cary Elementary Campus. Academy Street will be closed to traffic during arts festivals and parades, creating a larger public gathering space.

Hours of Operation: Downtown Cary Public Plazas and Open Space - N/A

Herbert C. Young Community Center

Monday - Friday: 9:00AM - 10:00PM

Saturday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Sunday: 1:00PM - 6:00PM; Closed on Sundays from Memorial Day to Labor Day

Page-Walker Arts & History Center

Monday Thursday: 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Friday Evening - Sunday: By reservation

Cary Public Library

Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 9:00pm

Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday: Closed

Fees: No entry fees for this park
Metro Region: Triangle, NC
Park Management: City

Printed Materials
Downtown Cary Lazy Daze Festival Map    

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