National Parks and Recreation Month


Ways to Participate This July:

UPDATED * Drive Through Red, White and Blue ~ Sat, July 3, 2021

We had a great time at this event this year, and we are excited to bring back a few favorite parts our our traditional July 4th event this year. Learn more about this event here.

Top Secret Movie at the Park  ~ July 16, 2021July 16 - 6pm (2)

Shhh don't tell anyone!! Join us for a night of mystery and fun at Apex Nature Park (2600 Evans Rd). The event kicks off at 6pm where we will have the Taco Boy Chipotle and Kona Ice food trucks on site with refreshments for purchase. Bach To Rock will also be there playing some family friendly hits. There will be various "spy themed" activities for you and your kids to stay entertained before our movie begins at 8:30pm. You can also explore the park or participate in our scavenger hunt (info below). Kick back and relax at our outdoor amphitheater and enjoy the free screening of "Spies in Disguise." Spy costumes encouraged! We will also have free popcorn available during the movie.

Since all restrictions have been lifted, registration is not required for this event. Masks and social distancing are not required, but are encouraged at your discretion. 

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Ape-X Adventure Scavenger Hunt  ~ July 1 - July 31, 2021apex-adventure

Created again with Whole Brain Escape

The brilliant gorilla known as Ape-X is up to something! But what could it be? This playful primate has prepared a pleasant pastime of puzzles at prominent parks for people and their progeny!

This is a free, family-friendly activity designed to get you out and active in our parks for National Parks and Recreation Month.

Sign up to play here! You only need to sign up once per family/group for this free activity. It will involve you and your group visiting Apex Community Park and Apex Nature Park and looking for different things at each. You will never need to touch, move or go inside anything to participate. If you submit the correct answers you will be entered for a chance to win prize packs form Whole Brain Escape! You must submit your answers by July 31st

 A big thank you to Whole Brain Escape for collaborating with us on this event! Sign up for their mailing list to get updates on events and activities here. Sign up for email notifications about our department events and more here. If you have any questions, send us a message on our Facebook Page or email

After submitting this form, you will receive an email with detailed instructions to get started. Good luck!!