Fuquay-Varina is a town in Wake County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 17,937 at the 2010 census, up from 7,898 at the 2000 census. The town is a 30-minute drive south of Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina. Economically, the town initially grew due to tobacco trade and agriculture, but has seen recent population growth and real estate development due to its proximity to the Research Triangle Park.
Parks and recreation
- Fuquay Mineral Spring Park - This park is the site of the natural spring around which the Fuquay Springs community developed. The facility includes picnic tables, a footbridge, restored spring house, park benches, granite historical marker, and memorial brick path.
- South Park - Facilities include a concession/scorekeeper building, scorekeeper booth, two baseball fields, one multi-purpose field, two soccer fields, multi-purpose area, community center, administrative offices, picnic shelter, playground units, grilling area, and a walking track.
- Falcon Park - Facilities include a youth baseball/softball field, picnic shelter, playground, charcoal grill area, concession stand, sand volleyball court and a gymnasium.
- Action Park - Facilities include two youth softball/baseball fields, one multipurpose field (softball, baseball, football, soccer), four lighted tennis courts, and a playground.
- Carroll Howard Johnson Environmental Education Park - The park has nature trails and free teaching kits available for use. Lesson plans and supplies for grades K-12 are included in each kit and kits are available to be checked out from the community center. Facilities include 1.5 - 2.0 miles (3.2 km) of interpretive walking trails, overlooks, bridges, outdoor classroom, restrooms, and a picnic pavilion with tables.
- Ballentine School Park - Facilities include three youth baseball/softball fields and one multi-purpose field.
- Library Park - Facilities include a picnic shelter, playground area, and a charcoal grilling area.
- Honeycutt Road Park - Facilities include two lighted soccer fields, one lighted multi-purpose field, two tennis courts, playground, concession stand with restrooms, paved walking track, and paved parking areas.
- Kinton Soccer Field - Youth soccer field
- Randsell Soccer Field - Youth soccer field
- Fleming Loop Soccer Complex - Youth soccer fields
- Lawrence Street Park - Soccer Field (2 acres (8,100 m2))
- Herbert Akins Park - Three soccer fields (10 acres (40,000 m2))
- Banks Road Park -