Friday, March 18, 2011

Apex Community Park

From Sarah C.:

Our moms' group recently met up at Apex Community Park to let the boys play.  None of us had visited before, but it looked interesting and since we're always up for a new adventure, we made plans to meet at the playground.  Surprise to us - there are actually two playgrounds here and (you guessed it) we ended up at different locations.  Thank goodness for cell phones!  That said, here are the details for both playgrounds ...

The first playground is located close to the entrance and tucked next to a couple of baseball fields.  I didn't notice any signage, but my personal guess is that it's better for larger children.  My son did manage to make it all the way to the top and loved that spiral slide, but there are a couple of openings at the top that made me nervous.  The entire play area is mulched.  Just beyond the mulch is a ring of dirt that, luck would have it, had a number of mud puddles during our visit.  Oh, yes, we left with mud on shoes and pants.  I did love all the trees here.  On a really hot day those should shade it nicely.  There are restrooms immediately adjacent to the playground.


The second playground is in the back of the park next to the sand volleyball and tennis courts.  It's signage designated it for ages 2-12.  All 3 of our toddlers had a great time climbing and sliding.  Some sections were a bit above their abilities, but it was overall more manageable than the first playground.  Another plus were the swings - standard and bucket style.  This play area is also mulched and is located more in the open than the other.  There are bathrooms available in a building across the parking lot next to the tennis courts.


Our fun was focused on the playgrounds, but there is so much more to do here.  Other amenities include:
  • 3 ball fields and 2 batting cages
  • 2 soccer fields
  • 3 sand volleyball courts
  • 6 tennis courts
  • 4 basketball courts (1 fenced for roller hockey)
  • Over 3 miles of developed nature and fitness trails (Two miles paved, One mile natural walking trail)
  • Picnic Areas
  • Grills
  • Outdoor courts for tennis and basketball
  • Fishing dock
  • 50+ acre lake (permits required for fishing & boating - see website linked below for details)

Apex Community Park
http://www.apexnc.org/depts/parks/facilities/commPark.cfm
2200 Laura Duncan Rd
Apex

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