Wake County Greenway System

Extending the Greenway

The Wake County Greenway System Plan identifies Middle Creek as a potential greenway corridor. Because the north boundary of the proposed South Wake Park site is immediately adjacent to land owned by the Triangle Greenways Council along Middle Creek and already under a conservation easement, it makes it an ideal location for a nature preserve. Future greenway connections could be made along the creek, with trails directly connecting South Wake Park and potentially the Beaver Creek and Holly Springs Greenways as discussed in the Greenway System Plan. Thus, the proposed South Wake Park could provide direct access to the Middle Creek greenway corridor, and via the corridor it could provide access to many other neighboring greenways, including Holly Springs, Apex, Cary and Fuquay-Varina greenways. At this time it is unclear whether the south boundary of the proposed South Wake Park could provide a more direct trail access to Fuquay-Varina.   

Long Term Goal

One of the long term goals of the greenway system plan is to be able to bike or hike from any area of Wake County to any other area, utilizing the trails and greenway connections and enjoying the beauty of the nature preserves along the way. Thus, biking friends from Northern, Western, or Eastern Wake County may navigate through greenways and parks of their choosing, meeting their local friends for a picnic in one of the many scenic areas of South Wake Park.