Hot “Dog”: Upcoming Knightdale Holiday Events Include a Day of Easter Fun

Knightdale Holiday Events

On Saturday, April 8…at the Station, the always fun, traditional Knightdale Holiday Events calendar moves into the Spring, bringing family members young and old, as well as the pets of the community together for a great time for all ages, this when Knightdale Station Park will play host to Paws in the Park and Easter Eggstraordinaire.

Hosted by the Knightdale Parks and Recreation Department, the Easter Eggstraordinaire has become an annual tradition among Knightdale Holiday events, that takes place on the Saturday prior to Good Friday each year. This fun filled day of Easter-themed activities for the kids will offer up egg hunts for three different groups, with the age ranges being from 0-3 years, 4-5 year olds, and also 6-8 year olds.

The egg hunts as part of the Knightdale NC Events this Saturday will take place in the beautiful grassy area near Knightdale Station Park Amphitheatre and signs will be up to help direct each age group to their respective areas. In addition to the egg hunt, there will also be an appearance by the Easter Bunny for photo ops as well as many other activities and music for the entire family to enjoy throughout the festivities. The Easter Eggstraordinaire will begin at 10:00 a.m., with the egg hunts starting at 11:00.

New to this years’ Easter-themed Knightdale Holiday Events will be an area that East Wake Community Church is hosting specifically for special needs children to enjoy the day, and serving up an entirely different type of “dog” than the ‘Paws in the Park’ event, Radiant Church will be on hand serving up 1,500 free hot dogs.

The children will not be the only members of the family enjoying the Knightdale Holiday Events this Saturday, as “Paws in the Park” will also be taking place, giving your pets a “day for the dogs.” “Paws in the Park” will kick off at 9:30 a.m. at the Ashley Wilder Dog Park at Knightdale Station Park and the first 120 dogs registered will receive both a Frisbee and a goody bag filled with treats. All dogs must be kept on a leash, non-aggressive, and have up to date rabies tags or a certificate to register for the “Paws in the Park” activities.

For more information on these and other great upcoming Knightdale NC Events, visit the town’s website at knightdalenc.gov. To get more information on all the great things going on at Knightdale Station, including new homes and lot pricing, visit knightdalestation.com.

Town Council Announces Plans For Knightdale Station Park Stage And Veterans Memorial

KNIGHTDALE, NC – The Knightdale Town Council and Staff announced the design of a new permanent stage for Knightdale Station Park Amphitheater on Saturday February 18th at the council’s annual Winter Retreat.  The announcement included a presentation of renderings of the stage created by architect Tony Johnson, who is a native of the Knightdale area.

The renderings show the main stage facing the amphitheater field, as well as a smaller stage facing Whistle Post Way.  The smaller stage will also include a memorial plaza featuring a star inlayed with brick pavers.  Flags representing the five branches of the military will be displayed at each of the five points of the star.

“We want to include a space at Knightdale Station Park that reflects our support of the military.  The memorial offers our residents a place to gather and reminds us of the sacrifice of our soldiers.  Soldiers provide us with the freedoms we enjoy in Knightdale and the rest of the country.  It is important we recognize and reflect that in the heart of Knightdale.”

Pete MangumTown Councilor Town of Knightdale

With the addition of the new stage will come opportunities for larger performances and many activities the town currently does not offer.  Parks, Recreation and Cultural Programs Director, Robbie Worrell is energized about these opportunities. He said “The Knightdale Parks, Recreation and Cultural Programs team is excited to be a part of the new stage and plaza project coming to our town. We are diligently working to “Start Something for everyone” by creating programming for all ages and cultures in this beautiful focal point of our park. We are also looking forward to partnerships with cultural partners such as the Raleigh Little Theatre and the Cultural Resources team from Holly Springs. Our plan is to bring great musical entertainment, comedy programs, health and wellness, youth programming as well as a program to honor our local veterans. Partnering with our local Two Green Thumbs Garden club is also very high on our list. The Knightdale Parks Recreation and Cultural Programs Team is eager to bring all of this to Knightdale residents and visitors!”

Plans currently call for construction to begin just after the 2017 4th of July celebrations. More information on the stage and memorial will be available as timelines are solidified.  Keep an eye out on the Knightdale website www.knightdalenc.gov as well as the Knightdale NC Facebook page and follow @KdaleNC on Twitter for updates on the progress of this project.

Knightdale is one of the fastest growing towns in North Carolina.  Set 10 miles east of Raleigh, Knightdale has a population of 15,000, and with a median age of 34, Knightdale is a young, vibrant town.  It is truly a great place to “start something.”

Contact:
Jonas Silver, Town of Knightdale PIO
jonas.silver@knightdalenc.gov
919-217-2205

New Knightdale Commercial Development Emphasizing Village Feel at Knightdale Station Park

KNIGHTDALE, NC – On Saturday, February 18th, in addition to announcing the design of a new stage and veterans memorial in Knightdale Station Park at their Winter Retreat, the Knightdale Town Council announced plans for the development of a piece of property in Knightdale Station Park which will become a village style commercial development.

Plans presented by CLH Design, pa, a landscape architecture and civil engineering firm specializing in sustainable site design and natural learning environments showed that Knightdale Station Park is planned to have 7 new parcels between, and around a 20 ft. promenade and First Avenue. This is to make room for restaurants, local stores, and other shops that will make Knightdale Station a destination point for local residents and visitors alike.  Knightdale wants residents and visitors to be able to park in one of the 160+ additional parking spaces being added and be able to make a whole day of the visit, shopping, eating, playing and enjoying top tier entertainment in Knightdale Station Park. Construction should begin for these projects in the summer of 2017, with completion date to be determined.

With over 800 homes being built currently in and around Knightdale Station, Knightdale is a great place to “start something”.  Knightdale is one of the fastest growing towns in North Carolina.  Set 10 miles east of Raleigh, Knightdale has a population of 15,000, and with a median age of 34, Knightdale is a young, vibrant  and family oriented town.

Contact:
Jonas Silver, Town of Knightdale PIO
jonas.silver@knightdalenc.gov
919-217-2205