Park Please

A short video showing why this park opportunity is so valuable and needed.


A Mom explains why this is such a great place for a park.

Commissioners Voted YES to the Park!!

Thank you to everyone who came out to support this project!

We had another packed house at the Commissioner meeting on November 6th. The Wake County Board meeting lasted over 4 hours and there was much discussion regarding that South Wake Park Project. In the end the Commissioners voted to approve the purchase of the former golf course property for the purpose of building a new regional park. The purchase has 11 conditions which need to be resolved before the purchase is finalized and all parties have been working hard to complete those conditions. So far 10 have been done.

The purchase should  be finalized sometime in 2018 once the last condition is completed (in May - when a rental lease on one of the buildings on the property expires) and the park planning process will begin after that. We'll send out an update afterwards.

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A Unique Opportunity

Watch this short presentation on why this project is so important

Stroller Rally

Family Fun Morning!

Thank you to all the people who came out to the Stroller Rally on June 10th. We had over 200 individuals and family members stroll the trails on the south side of the property and the kids all had a lot of fun playing at all the activity stations. 

This property is very stroller and wheelchair friendly with over 4 miles of paved paths that can be enjoyed by everyone. This is an ideal spot for people of any age who are looking for a safe, convenient place to walk, exercise, and enjoy the outdoors. 

Thank you to all who came out and had a wonderful morning supporting this project. 

Free Activities

Fun fun fun activity stations along the way:
Hopscotch * Bubble-blowing * Pokemon * Frisbee toss * Jump Rope * Soccer challenge * Hula Hoop, and some surprises!  


A Great Day for a Great Walk!

Over 250 people came out to walk the proposed park trails on Saturday, May 20th. Wake County Commissioner Mat Calabria was on hand along with many families and quite a few 4 legged friends as well. WNCN came out and featured the event in their Saturday evening news: Watch the story here.

The winner of the Walk the Park photo contest was  Karen Southworth McLoughlin with this adorable photo of her granddaughter Riley enjoying a contemplative moment on one of the bridges in the property. There were lots of other great photos submitted too. See them below.

About Us

South Wake Park Project

is a grassroots effort initiated by Fuquay-Varina residents, who have been working for over a year to bring a regional park to Wake County along the Hilltop-Needmore corridor in southern Wake County. We would like to communicate with you the many benefits the project would provide for local residents, and all of the County, and hopefully gain your support for this proposed regional park.   

Nature Preserve

With 5 ponds, several streams, wooded areas, grasslands, hills, plains, and scenic vistas, you can find your own favorite place to commune with nature.

Healthy Living

4.5 miles of paved trails ready to enjoy.

Enjoy the peace and quiet of 220 acres of parkland.

How to Help

Fill out our survey and/or Volunteer

Click here to take our short 8 question survey on what you most want in a park. Your voice matters. 

Spread the word and like us on Facebook!

Volunteers are needed to help make this a reality. Please click here to indicate how you would be willing to help.


Make a Donation to Create the Park

Your support and contributions will enable us create a fantastic regional park in Southern Wake County. All donations go through The Conservation Fund and are tax deductible.  The Conservation Fund understands that these gifts are made specifically for the South Wake Park acquisition. If The Conservation Fund fails to complete its acquisition of South Wake Park, donors may request that the Fund return their contribution by calling 703-525-6300. 

Please click here to donate.

Thank you!

Contact Us

What are your favorite park activities?

Drop us a note and tell us why you visit your favorite park. Would you be likely to visit a Wake County park if it was in Fuquay-Varina?

South Wake Park Project

4621 Shady Greens Dr, Fuquay Varina, North Carolina 27526, United States

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