Construction of Apex Nature Park wraps up

January 6, 2014 

— After a decade of planning, construction of the 160-acre nature park off Evans Road is about a month away from completion.

Voters overwhelmingly supported a bond issue in 2003 to spend $13 million for parks and recreation.

The nature park at 2600 Evans Road was one of the projects delayed during the recession but was restarted in 2012 after the Apex Town Council approved a 5-cent property-tax hike, including 1 cent dedicated for the park.

Workers have completed major construction of the park’s paved walkways, the dog park, a playground, fields, amphitheater, restrooms, parking lots and lighted tennis courts.

There is still work to do on some of the trails and the disc golf course. All work should be finished by Feb. 1, said Apex Parks and Recreation Director John Brown.

Town officials haven’t announced a date the park will open.

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