On December 10th, it was announced that the North Carolina Museum of Art would be undergoing a new 164-acre project thanks to an anonymous donation! The project is a park campus that will include greenways, bike trails, and new art of course. The vision for this project started long ago in the late ’80s and is finally able to come to life now! More information can be found in the article linked below.
Did you know that the town of Cary offers over 20 parks and 70 miles of trails and greenways? July is Parks and Rec month and there are so many great ways to take advantage of your summer days! You can check out maps of the trails under the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department section on www.townofcary.org.
Take a walk around the Cary Arts Center, Hemlock Bluffs, or even Bond Park. There are so many great classes going on at the Cary Arts Center for children of all ages and adults. Also, the Bluffs have so many beautiful plants to walk through and look at. Take a day out of your busy schedule to plan a family walk and enjoy Parks and Rec month! Even after July there is no reason to take use these wonderful resources Cary has to offer you.
The purpose of the Greenways in Raleigh and Cary are to interconnect so that you have access to miles of running, walking and biking trails without having to worry about being next to a major road. For folks in Cary, the Greenway signs are popping up more frequently and are visible to even those driving by. However, finding some of the Greenways and where they led to in Raleigh was becoming a bit of a struggle. During CityCamp, a local gathering of young people and the town of Raleigh to address “next-generation solutions”, a group came up with RGreenway.
RGreenway is an App for the iPhone and Android phones where an individual can track where Greenways are, a map of where they go and can even report where some broken signs are along the path. Raleigh is trying to promote the 77-mile, 3,700-acre greenway system to increase the use of bicycles and walking over car usage. The town of Cary is trying to do the same by connecting the greenway locations to make it easier to travel to work by bike. Of the 140,000 residents in the Cary area, only about 200 people regularly bike to their office. Keep an eye out for these Greenway signs and get the App for yourself to see all the routes they have to offer the next time you plan a shopping trip or just a day on the town.