FINAL Vote on Park - Nov 6

IMPORTANT! Please come and show your support for this project

This is the last step in this long process to getting this park approved and we need to show the commissioners the enormous amount of support we have for this project. This is the time to make your presence count. If this is not approved at this meeting, this opportunity will be lost forever!

The vote will be at the November 6th Board meeting at 5:00 PM in room 2700 of the Justice Center in Raleigh (301 S McDowell Street)

Wear a "Park Please" or green shirt

Show up in green so it's clear that you're on the side of preserving green space. 

Make up a sign to show your support

Make and bring a hand held sign to show your support for this effort. We'll have some extras for those who are sign making challenged!

Bring other people with you

The more the merrier - bring your friends, relatives, children and anyone who things this area would be improved with a large county park.

Carpool - meet at the park property

If you need a ride or can share a ride, please meet at the former clubhouse building (4621 Shady Greens Drive, Fuquay Varina) on the proposed park property at 4:00 PM to carpool to the Justice Center in Raleigh

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

Drop us a line!