Jaycee Park in Apex, NC
After a bit of a hiatus due to family travel and being sick, Peter was finally ready to get out to his first park of 2020! Below are the Park Points for Town of Apex’s Jaycee Park, but we also recommend checking out Peter’s Instagram Highlights, where we post videos from our park trips so you can see before you go! Location: 451 W. Williams Street, Apex, NC 27502 Stroller friendly? Generally yes. There are paved pathways, but it may be difficult to get a stroller down to the baseball field. Toddler friendly? Yes, especially the playground. However, parents should keep an eye out in a few areas, like by the baseball field, because there are some steep hills. Bathrooms? Yes, at the large pavilion; however as of the date of the review, the bathrooms are closed until March 1 for winterization. Water fountain? We forgot to check this feature out this time, and we can’t remember seeing any. We’ll make sure to update when we go back. Benches/tables? Yes, lots. There are picnic tables all over the park and benches and bleacher seating by the baseball field. Covered areas? Yes, there is a pavilion by the baseball field, which has a grill and could be used for a family get-together and a small covered area by the playground. For the large pavilion, there was a “Shelter Information” sign, with a page on it that was a weekday rental calendar. If you would like to reserve the pavilion for a special event, it is probably best to contact the Town of Apex. Parking? A good amount with 2 medium-sized parking lots. Greenway access? Yes, access to the Beaver Creek Greenway. After you leave the park on the greenway, you need to cross the street into the neighborhood on Bexley Hills Bend and go down the street in order to pick up and continue on the greenway. Playgrounds? Yes, one that seems geared more toward toddlers, with things generally being a little lower to the ground. Also, there is the nice, squishy ground that is forgiving for new walkers. Other cool information: Home to Boy Scout Troop 209. • Baseball/kickball and soccer fields. • Hardly anyone at the park during the day on weekdays, so if you’re looking for a place to get away from people, this is a nice option.