Crowder District Park, a Wake County park in Apex, is getting a new playground.
After 18 years, crews will update the park's large playground with modern slides, ground features and climbing structures. Monday was the final day for play on the original playground.
During construction, the park's tot lots, designed for ages 2 to 5 and located next to the Heron and Robin shelters, will remain open to the public, according to a park email. The play field is open for pickup games of baseball or soccer. Park staff have equipment available on a first come, first served basis.
The park also has free Discovery Boxes for small groups and families. The self-guided activities, stories and games focus on the park's plants and animals. Go to the park office to check out a box.
The new playground should open in late October.
The park is at 4709 Ten Ten Rd., Apex, and is one of several getting new playgrounds this fall. They also include the newly opened Jack Smith Park in Cary and Sassafras All Children's Playground, to open in November, in Raleigh.