Wake County to float latest plans for Lake Myra County Park tomorrow

view across lake myra with pines on other side

Residents are invited to dive deeper into potential plans for the future Lake Myra County Park at a community meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 13. The 224-acre park is located in Wendell.

“We wouldn’t be where we are now without public participation,” said Commissioner Matt Calabria. “I encourage everyone interested in this project to continue to make your thoughts known and help bring this park to life.”

The community meeting takes place from 4–7 p.m. at Wendell Town Hall, 409 Landing View Drive, Wendell. Residents can drop in anytime to catch the latest concept plans, ask questions, share thoughts and talk with staff and design consultants.

This is the second community meeting where staff have fished for input on the project. The first, which reeled in 156 attendees and 225 survey responses, took place in October 2023. Staff and design consultants waded through the feedback, identified the themes that rose to the surface and used that information to shore up the latest plans, which will be on display Feb. 13.

Can’t make it? Following the meeting, wake.gov/LakeMyra will be stuffed to the gills with materials and information.

Past and Future
Located in Marks Creek watershed, Lake Myra County Park is the former site of a gristmill and general store. It was one of the most popular destinations in the area, and people were hooked. Through the 1940s, it lured in visitors with a bathhouse, covered dancehall, diving board and boating facilities.

The current project will let visitors cast their worries away with recreational opportunities including fishing, hiking and staff-led boating tours. Other amenities on deck include a park center, day-use shelters, playground, nature overlooks, boardwalks and trails.

Wake County completed an original master plan for Lake Myra County Park and held several community meetings in 2008. The 2018 voter-approved Parks, Greenways, Recreation and Open Space bond netted funding for the park project through construction.

Staff estimate that it will take two-and-a-half to three years to tackle the master planning, design and construction. It is hoped that the park will open to the public in late 2026.

Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space manages eight parks and three nature preserves. The ninth park, Beech Bluff County Park in southeastern Wake County, is currently under construction and expected to open this year. Water you waiting for? Learn more about Wake County parks at wake.gov/Parks.

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