Parks of the Peak: Apex Community Park
There’s not much you CAN’T do when visiting Apex Community Park! Athletes, toddlers, teenagers, pups, fishing enthusiasts, boaters and birdwatchers… just about anyone will find an activity they love while visiting our town’s largest public park.
At a Glance:
50+ Acre Lake
3 Ball Fields & 2 Batting Cages
1 Soccer Field
3 Sand Volleyball Courts
6 Tennis Courts
4 Basketball Courts (1 Fenced for Roller Hockey)
Playground & Swings for Ages 2-12
Elevate Fitness Course
3 Miles of Nature and Fitness Trails
2 Miles Paved Greenway Surrounding Apex Lake
1 Mile Natural Walking Trail
Picnic Areas with Grills
Fishing Dock (Permit Required)
Launch Site for Canoes, Kayaks, Paddleboards, Sailboards, John Boats, & Rowing Skulls (Permit Required; Vessels may not exceed 14 feet in length)
Apex Community Park has so much to offer! One of my favorite features is the 2-mile paved greenway around the lake. This mostly flat and shaded path is perfect for a walk, run, or bike ride and is also ideal for strollers and dogs.
There is also a fishing dock, several benches along the way to stop and enjoy the view or spot some wildlife, and a few spots to hop off the trail and explore the undeveloped nature paths. Various entry/exit points along the way offer the ability to hop on and off the path as needed.
I even included taking a loop around the lake on my list of 13 Things to Do in Apex this Spring!
The littlest visitors will enjoy either of the playgrounds around the park with plenty of shade.
Designed with teens in mind (and open to all ages), the Elevate Fitness Course is a super fun area that is reminiscent of American Ninja Warrior with 11 obstacles of all different types.
For the sports-lovers, the park covers just about every sport there is with baseball fields, batting cages, a soccer field, sand volleyball courts, tennis and pickleball courts, and basketball courts.
...Plus a Fit-Trail!
If you want to enjoy fishing or boating during your visit, Apex residents can apply online for a free fishing license (a small fee applies for non-Apex residents) or a seasonal vessel permit for just 5 bucks (or $40 for non-Apex residents). The park features a specific launch site for canoes, paddleboards, kayaks, and more.
With picnic shelter and restrooms, Apex Community Park also makes a great place to host a group event or birthday party!
Located at 2200 Laura Duncan Road (or 1808 Lake Pine Drive for the lake trail entrance), the park is open year-round from 6:30 AM to 10:00 PM. Go to the Town of Apex website for information and availability for renting the picnic shelter or athletic fields.
What's your favorite feature at Apex Community Park?