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PARKS PART THREE 160 REGISTER ONLINE: Fred G. Bond Metro Park 801 High House Road, 27513 One of the largest parks in Wake County, Bond Park is a crown jewel of Cary's parks. The 310-acre landscape is filled with towering pines, picnic shelters, athletic fields, fitness and hiking trails, a playground, 300-seat amphitheatre, Bond Park Community Center, the Cary Senior Center, and the serene Bond Lake. The Boathouse serves as a central point for boat rentals—canoes, kayaks, pedal boats, row boats, and sailboats. Challenge Course activities provide great team-building opportunities. The park hosts the Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival as well as several other special events, cross country races and 5K rentals each year. Hours: 7:30 a.m. to dusk. Please observe the posted closing times at the gates. Boathouse Hours: Apr-May and Sep-Oct: Weekends & holidays 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Jun-Aug: Daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; July 4th 7 a.m.-6 p.m (Closed weekdays with the start of Wake County traditional school year.); Nov-Mar: Closed. Hours subject to change. Features: Bond Lake, Bond Park Boathouse, Challenge Course, Kiwanis Picnic Shelter, Lazy Daze Playground, Buehler Picnic Shelter, athletic fields, Spillway, 4.2 miles of trails, Compost Education Center, and Screened Porch. Green Hope Elementary Park 2750 Louis Stevens Drive, 27519 Green Hope Elementary Park is conveniently located just across from Cary Tennis Park and features athletic fields, volleyball courts, picnic areas, and playgrounds, making it a great destination for families in West Cary. There are many paved paths for the active walker, runner, or biker. Hours: Sunrise to sunset Features: 3 soccer fields, 1 basketball slab (lighted), 4 sand volleyball courts (lighted), multi-age playgrounds, picnic shelter, picnic tables, restrooms, and paved paths. Harold D. Ritter Park 301 W. Lochmere Drive, 27511 A favorite for families, Ritter Park boasts multiple slides, a sky wheel climber, a climbing wall, and a sand area that includes a small play house and sand diggers. Other highlights include two spring rider toys and a scrambler whirl in addition to sports fields and courts and a picnic shelter. Hours: Sunrise to sunset; in lighted areas where visitors are participating in an approved extended use activity, hours are extended until 30 minutes after the completion of the activity or 11 p.m. Features: 2 baseball/softball fields, 1 basketball slab, playground, picnic shelter, picnic tables, and restrooms. c Cary Dog Parks Godbold Park, 2050 N.W. Maynard Road Jack Smith Park, 9725 Penny Road Open daily 7 a.m.–10 p.m. The Town of Cary Dog Parks provide a place for dog owners to let their pets run safely without a leash. Features include separate, lighted areas for small and large dogs; wood chip ground cover; benches; water stations; pet cleanup areas; and a five-foot-high fence with screening and an electronic entrance gate. REQUIREMENTS FOR PARK USE 1. Town of Cary Pet ID tag (one-time fees) • $50 for non-neutered/non-spayed dogs • $10 for neutered/spayed dogs • $5 for neutered/spayed and micro-chipped dogs 2. An annual or day pass (includes access to both parks) • Annual pass for single dog: $40 for residents; $80 for non-residents • Annual pass multiple dogs: $60 for residents; $120 for non-residents • Day pass: $5 for residents; $10 for non-residents 3. A registration form and waiver. Forms must be completed and signed by the dog owner. A vet's proof of neuter/spay and/or micro-chipping and proof of rabies vaccinations are required. ID tags and passes can be obtained at any of the three community centers in Cary. For registration forms, visit For more information, call (919) 380-2765.

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