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Check Out What's New at Crowder!

 March 2023

Male White-tailed Deer fight over territory and breeding rights using their antlers as dangerous weapons. Seen here are two bucks engaging in such behavior at Crowder County Park. Special thanks to Park Aide Seren Hatley for choosing the perfect spot to place the park’s trail camera, which captured this image.

Park News & Updates

Park Closing Time Changes

Please note that with longer daylight hours, the park's closing time will change in March. Beginning on March 12th, the park will close at 8 p.m.

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We're Hiring!

Do you want a career where your skills and passion will make a direct impact in the local community?

Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space seeks a Park Technician of Operations and Maintenance for Crowder and Historic Yates Mill County Parks. We’re looking for a self-motivated individual with proven skills in equipment maintenance, interpersonal communication, and public relations to join our growing team. Flexibility will be key to the successful candidate as job tasks shift day by day and occasionally hour by hour.

Crowder and Historic Yates Mill County Parks offer our community highly sought-after services such as outdoor recreation, cultural history and environmental education, and nature viewing. As a member of our team, you’ll assist in delivering these services while regularly interacting with our community and supporting daily operations and maintenance of our facilities. This position is based at Crowder County Park and offers exciting and unique opportunities at both Historic Yates Mill and Crowder County Parks. Just think of the combined 303-acre parks as your office with a view.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Celebrate the Year of the Trail in Wake County

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It's the #YearOfTheTrail in North Carolina, and Wake County is celebrating what makes our #WakeTrails great all year!


Learn more and stay up to date on special programs, initiatives, contests and more throughout the year at You can also follow along here on the park's Facebook page.

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Interested in volunteering at your local Wake County Park? Come by Crowder and submit an application to lend a helping hand in fostering a beautiful community park for all to enjoy!

Click here to learn more. 

Crowder Educational Programs

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March Programs

Registration is required for everyone. Meet at the Cardinal Shelter, and we ask that you and your family please arrive ten minutes early for check-in.

Please note that programs may fill up, but a waitlist is still available. Click the button below to register for our public programs.

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Self-Guided Activities!

StoryWalks® at Crowder

Crowder is excited to offer you and your families a wonderful interactive StoryWalk® activity within the park!

Join us for this fun, self-guided activity. This will be located on the Outer Loop Trail, beginning at the park's Bird Garden, which is immediately on the left as you enter the park, across from the park's office.

This wonderful program combines the joy of reading a story while also getting out and enjoying nature. This hike is around 0.8 miles.

March Storywalk®

"Rabbits & Raindrops" by Jim Arnosky

March 2nd - 30th

New to the StoryWalk® concept? Laminated pages from a children's book are attached to signs, which are installed along an outdoor path. As you stroll down the trail, you're directed to the next page in the story. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont, and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

Crowder Activity Packs

Stop by Crowder County Park and grab a themed activity pack today! These are designed so you and your child can go through the park engaging in some fun nature-themed activities while learning about a subject of your choice!

The activity packs are located in the park's front office, located on the left after entering the park. Outside of the office are seasonal activity packs you can do if the office is closed.

Other Reminders

Park Picks:

Selfie Stations in the Park!

Park Surveys:

We Want to Hear from You!


We want to see YOU in our favorite park spots! Look for the #ParkPicks sign at Crowder County Park, STOP and SNAP a selfie and SHARE it with us using the hashtag #ParkPicks. We can't wait to see your selfies!


Have you enjoyed a day in the park recently; walked on our trails; enjoyed a family picnic; or simply have something you'd like us to know about? Please select the link below to fill out a short anonymous survey so we can know what you and our other park visitors are thinking about! 

Let us know about your visit.



Do you like to explore parks and preserves? Do you like winning prizes? Our Junior Park Explorers program is for you! 

Learn more here.

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