Parks Plan Update
Parks Plan Update
The Apex Parks, Recreation, Greenways, and Open Space Master Plan Update is a community-driven process that will:
- Prioritize goals and objectives for a 10-year planning period
- Identify areas of service needs and gaps
- Document the needs and wants of the community
- Confirm future decisions related to the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department
Apex Parks Plan Update - Public Open House
Wednesday, June 22nd | 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Apex Senior Center | 63 Hunter Street, Apex
This Public Open House will feature a presentation of results from all public engagement to date, including the statistically-valid survey, public input survey, and all assessments completed by staff and the consultant. Community members will also have opportunities to provide further input about the next steps of the plan, visioning, and more to guide the final recommendation of the Apex Parks Plan Update.
Can’t attend but still want to share your thoughts on the future of Apex parks, recreation, greenways, and open space? Email [email protected]
Apex Parks Plan Update - Input Survey
The Apex Parks Plan Update - Input Survey asked for input on Kidstowne 2.0, future park amenities, desired greenways, and key theme offerings. This survey closed on June 5, 2022.
Parks Plan Update Survey
The Parks Plan Update Survey was open to the public in fall of 2021.
Community Feedback Event at West Street Park
April 3, 2022 | Drop-In 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Members of the community joined Apex Parks staff and the McAdams consulting team at West Street Park to participate in the park planning process and share their ideas for the future of the park.
Interjurisdiction Greenway Meeting
Held Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Attendees: Wake County, Chatham County, Town of Cary, and Town of Holly Springs
Meeting included a group discussion on using bike/pedestrian greenways to create connections between communities to facilitate larger links between points of interest like the Tobacco Trail, downtown areas, and more.
Greenway Inventory and Analysis Tour
March 3, 2022
McAdams consulting team walked all greenways within the Town of Apex and documented existing conditions and noted gaps in the greenway network.
Existing Park Systems Assessment
Report of Assessment Completed March 2022
The report provides an assessment of the entire Apex Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources system including facilities, parks, amenities offered, current conditions, and how offerings compare to National standards. It also offers recommendations on what the system could become including opportunities to expand or enhance facilities. The report also identified needs to provide additional accessibility and inclusive amenities.
Community Member Focus Groups
January 31, 2022 and February 1, 2022
Focus Groups from active members of recreation and cultural offerings met to discuss needs and opportunities from the following categories:
- Cultural Arts and Special Events
- Recreation Programs (non-athletics)
- Seniors and Specialized Recreation
- Athletic Programs
Asset Mapping Workshop with Town Council
Held on October 12, 2021
McAdams (plan consultant) facilitated a workshop to gather input from Apex Town Council members on their prioritization of the principles that guide the formation of the Parks Plan Update.
Project Kick-off: Virtual Open House
Click here to view the Public Meeting held on October 7, 2021 from 6 - 8 pm.