Park Review: Apex Community Park
The 160-acre park, a centerpiece of Apex's parks system, includes two playgrounds, paved trails and a 50-acre lake.Posted — Updated
With two playgrounds; two miles of paved trails; a one-mile natural walking trail; all manner of athletic fields and courts; batting cages; and a 50-acre lake where some boating and fishing is allowed, there's plenty to do here. And I'm sure it gets busy when the weather is nice (which it wasn't when I was there earlier this week).
Here's what I liked about it:
- The breadth of activities available. If you get tired of the first playground, hop over to the second one.
- The lake and paved trail around it (perfect for a stroller walk after some play at the nearby playground).
- All the different athletic fields and courts, which include sand volleyball courts and a basketball court that's fenced in for roller hockey.
- Bathrooms close to the playgrounds with working drinking fountains and drink machines. I do wish there were diaper changing stations though.
I noticed that there was some work on the outside edge of the playground closest to the entrance to the park on Laura Duncan Road. I called over to the folks at Apex parks and learned that the project corrected a steep drop outside of the playground area by building up the side with some dirt. They'll put some seed and straw down shortly. It's open for play.
Apex Community Park is at 2200 Laura Duncan Rd.
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