The Raleigh Naturalist

December 28, 2007

Crowder Park on Ten-ten

Filed under: Greenways & Parks, Nature Lore, Rural Raleigh — Tags: , , — raleighnaturalist @ 4:39 pm

 State Road Number 1010 is a very old country road that runs from Highway 50 in Garner to Apex, east to west below Lake Wheeler.  Southwest of Lake Wheeler on Ten-Ten is a relatively new county park. Doris Crowder donated land in 1992, but with a setback from Hurricane Fran, the facility did not open to the public until 1998.  The public nature amenity seems slightly out of place in this relatively bucolic setting, but the houses are going up fast and it probably won’t be that way long.  There are paved walkways around the 2.7 acre pond pictured above, and there are structures for picnics and summer programs.  You really get the feeling looking out into the woods that if you struck out on your own, you would soon meet country dogs or perhaps a chicken house.  Below are some cardinal flowers and other denizens of the pond.



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