Downtown Cary, NC"The Neighborhood"

Walnut Street | Cary, NC

Downtown Cary, NC

Walnut | Cary, NC

The recently-completed “Town Square” portion of Cary’s Downtown Park is a jewel in the crown of Downtown’s revitalization. A true urban park, the new space anchors the corner of South Academy Street and Kildaire Farm Road, across from Cary Arts Center. The centerpiece of the park is a stunning, lighted fountain. Truly a community gathering place, Town Square offers space for musical performances, outdoor movies, recreation, games, public art and simply enjoying the outdoors.

Downtown Park Phase 1 (completed)

  • Lighted fountain
  • Open green space
  • Performance green and stage area
  • Benches
  • Public art
  • Movable tables and chairs
  • Bocce ball court
  • Table tennis
  • Foosball
  • Checker and chess tables

Downtown Park Phase 2

  • Academy Street Plaza
  • Performance Pavilion
  • Gathering Garden
  • Children’s Play Area – The Nest
  • Dog Park & Bark Bar
  • Unique, interactive water features
  • Market Spaces
  • Public Art Displays
  • Food/Beverage Facilities
  • Towne Square
  • Park Street Courts
  • Proposed Programming: concerts, exhibitions, fitness classes, movies
downtown cary library

The new Cary Regional Library is located in downtown Cary across from the Cary Arts Center and adjacent to Cary’s outdoor performance space. The new library will be located on the upper two floors of a three-story structure.

The 23,450-square-foot library, located at 315 Kildaire Farm Road, features 90,000 books, programming for all ages, 32 public computers and free Wi-Fi. The first floor houses the children’s collection and a large children’s program room, and the second floor features the Adult Services collection, a community meeting room and quiet study.

This project was a unique partnership with the Town of Cary and included construction of a new Town parking deck to serve library patrons and Town patrons using the Arts Center, the outdoor performance space, and other town venues.

Cary Community Library located at 310 S. Academy Street closed on October 20, 2019.

It’s no wonder that MONEY magazine has ranked Cary as one of the country’s “Best Places to Live.”

The town is also at the forefront of the area's vibrant brewery scene. The award-winning Bond Brothers Beer Company is a microbrewery and taproom that specializes in kettle sours, IPAs and stouts, and Fortnight Brewing Company specializes in traditional English-style beers that incorporate both British and American ingredients.

One of the fastest-growing cities in the South, Cary is home to renowned restaurants, world-class shopping, booming business, top-tier entertainment, culture and arts and wide range of leisure and outdoor experiences. It’s no wonder that MONEY magazine has ranked Cary as one of the country’s “Best Places to Live.” Home of the USA Baseball National Training Complex, a hot spot for soccer with North Carolina Football Club and North Carolina Courage pro soccer teams at WakeMed Soccer Park and summer home of the North Carolina Symphony, Cary is located just 17 minutes from downtown Raleigh.

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