National Parks and Recreation Month

Parks and Rec Month - July 2020

Ways to Participate This July:

Meet our Staff! ~ July 2020

Learn more about some of our awesome Apex Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources staff! Follow along as we feature different staff members on our Facebook Page or check out #WeAreParksandRec and #ApexWhereAreWe throughout the month of July!

Drive Through Red, White and Blue ~ Sat, July 4, 2020

We had a great time at this event this year, and thank you to everyone who participated! Learn more about this event here.

Peak Summer Puzzler ~ July 15 - July 31, 2020

puzzler train

Watch this video from the Mayor regarding the plans for Pleasant Park...

The Puzzler, a prominent prankster, has pilfered the plans to Pleasant Park! Apex authorities are astounded by the audacity, and are asking for assistance. The Puzzler has scattered riddles around town, and if you can solve them, the code may be cracked -- and we’ll get the plans back!

This is a free, family-friendly activity designed to get you out and active in our parks for National Parks and Recreation Month, while still staying safe during this time.

Sign up to help us with this form! You only need to sign up once per family/group for this free activity. It will involve you and your group visiting several Apex Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources locations and solving puzzles at each. The puzzles are designed to be fun for a wide age range to participate. You will never need to touch, move or go inside anything to participate, so this is a great way to get outside while social distancing and still follow the current health recommendations during this time. If you can crack the code and get the plans back, you will be entered for a chance to win fabulous Apex-themed prizes! Share photos or videos of you and your group using #PeakSummerPuzzler.

You must submit your guess for the correct code by July 31st at 5pm. Once Parks and Recreation Month is over, the Puzzler will have already left town! A big thank you to Whole Brain Escape for collaborating with us on this event! 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!!