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Our next series of posts will focus on active lifestyle options and amenities in the Town of Knightdale. In each of our first two articles of this series, we will look at Outdoor Living in Knightdale NC.  To start us on our journey Achieving the active lifestyle you desire is easy, and yet another reason supporting your decision to seek out new homes in Knightdale NC.

In opting for the new homes at Knightdale Station, you will be centralized around five, great Knightdale NC parks. We will look at each of the following, as you become more familiar with the town’s outdoor living options.

Knightdale NC Parks and Trails = Outdoor Living in Knightdale NC

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An overhead look at the beautiful, new Outdoor Living in Knightdale NC amenities at Harper Park.

Harper Park and Trails
207 Main Street, Knightdale

Harper Park was originally named in honor of Eugene Harper, Knightdale’s longest-serving mayor of all time. Living in Knightdale NC at Knightdale Station puts you just up the street from this beautiful park also.

This four-acre neighborhood park features a children’s playground, restrooms, two tennis courts, covered and uncovered picnic shelters. Just added this summer were brand new renovations to the tennis courts. Likewise, the park added new pickleball courts as well.. Adding to your Outdoor Living in Knightdale NC, Harper Park also boasts more than two acres of shaded woods and trails.

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Youth activities and athletics combine and connect with scenic trails at Community Park.

Knightdale Community Park and Trails
1137 Old Knight Road, Knightdale

Knightdale Community Park plays year-round host to special athletic, High School, and other sporting events. The complex includes 4 lighted ball fields, concession stand, and children’s playground.

The Knightdale Community Park is located right beside Knightdale High School. The park hours are dawn until dusk and the scenic trails truly offer a serene and beautiful setting for a walk.

Environmental Park and Trails
1388 North Smithfield Road, Knightdale

Located in the “center of town,” Environmental Park is symbolic of the youth sports and activities that epitomize Outdoor Living in Knightdale NC. Featuring public art and paved walking trail, this park features entrances at both Town Hall and East Wake Regional Library.

In addition, this Knightdale NC park features a boardwalk around a pond with benches, overlooks, and two picnic shelters.

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The stage at Knightdale Station Park is just one of the many amenities at the location.

Knightdale Station Park
810 North First Avenue, Knightdale

The 76-acre municipal park right here on-site at the Knightdale Station new home community. This park features two miles of paved trails, a dog park, athletic fields, and a playground that has to be seen to be believed.

The extensive farm and train-themed play area is a reminder of Knightdale’s railroad and agricultural past. An outdoor amphitheater, several open-air structures, and a new Splash Park just added this summer are just a few of the great things going on …at the Station!

Mingo Creek Park and Trails
100 Parkside Commons Drive, Knightdale

The Mingo Creek Trail (pictured at top of article)  gives you 3.5 miles of scenic beauty to explore in and around Knightdale’s spectacular wetlands and hardwood forests. The trail includes a wooden boardwalk and paved asphalt sections.

Mingo Creek Park sets on an 8.2-acre site. Presently, the park features two (2) half-court basketball goals and an entry point to the Mingo Creek Trail.

Walkers, runners, or riders do not have to end their route in Knightdale, as they connect to t the City of Raleigh’s Neuse River Greenway Trail at a pedestrian bridge near Anderson Point Park (map, directions). From there, fitness enthusiasts have access to some 30 miles of greenway.

The Knightdale NC parks and trails are just the beginning of the active lifestyle opportunities for you in the town. Your choice to seek out new homes in Knightdale NC has put you in a great spot for Outdoor Living in Knightdale NC at the Knightdale Station neighborhood.

To see new homes available now in the Knightdale Station master-planned community, go to the “New Homes” page at knightdalestation.com.

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The Freshest Seafood in Knightdale is located only minutes from your new dream home at the Knightdale Station master planned community, at A’Net’s Katch, where you can eat in or take home and cook.

After growing up on the North Carolina coast, where she was exposed to and learned from her father how to crab, shrimp, oyster, and fish, it would seem a foregone conclusion that she would eventually be something that she could be both passionate and successful at. Fast forward to the Fall of 2011 and the buzz around A’Net’s Katch and the Freshest Seafood in Knightdale had grown to the point that it was a necessity to open a kitchen on site. Since that point, featuring an always creative and evolving menu, the Knightdale and surrounding area has been “hooked.”

Describing her passion and dedication to each meal and dish prepared at A’Net’s Katch, it notes on their website that, “Annette infuses every dish she creates with her knowledge and passion for perfection. Once word of these tasty signature dishes got out,such as the Sloppy crab sandwich, Grilled Mako Shark, Low Country Boils, Calamari, Soft shell crabs, Gator bites and much much more it did not take long to become the best little hidden secret in Knightdale.” Going further to explain their innovative entrees, the site concluded, “We even invented , the Famous Deep Fried Lobster tails, that hopefully land us a spot in the N.C. State fair in the near future.”

The freshest Seafood in Knightdale is available from an incredible selection of over 75 items in the ‘take home’ display case. The options for ‘take home’ range from crab legs to oysters to fresh filets and whole fish. In addition, A’Net’s Katch offers all the amenities one would need to prepare these delicious items, including, Seafood breaders, cajun boils, cocktail and tarter sauces, and so much more.

On top of all of these items, Annette also has her own line of products that can be purchased and include their famous Bang Sauce, Bull Sauce, Bay Sauce, low fat tarter sauce, made from scratch cocktail and tarter sauces, 12 blend seasoning and A’Net’s secret recipe batters that were created right in their very own kitchen.

A’ Nets Katch, featuring the Freshest Seafood in Knightdale is located at 2009 Village Park Drive. According to their official website, which can be visited here,  “The owners, Annette Brown and Greg Knish are Knightdale natives with a passion for guest service and outstanding fresh seafood.” Again referring to their website, they explain there overall view and business model, saying, “We have had this concept in mind for years and decided to take a leap of faith and provide the community we live in and loves so much with exactly what it needs…. convenience, great value and one stop shopping.”

To find out more about stopping in to try, or bringing home some of the Freshest Seafood in Knightdale at A’Nets Katch, visit anetskatch.com.

 

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First introduced in the Spring of 2016, just a short walk from your new dream home at Knightdale Station, one of the sure signs of the changing of seasons and a precursor to warmer summer weather start up for a fourth year with the return of Food Truck Thursdays at Knightdale Station Park on April 18.

Continuing to ride the wave of popularity garnered through the wide array of tastes available, Food Truck Thursdays will be a monthly happening, with different trucks on site from 11:30 am- 1:30 pm for lunch and again for dinner hours from 6:00-8:00 pm. There will be multiple trucks on hand each month for the dinner hours at Food Truck Thursdays. This year there will also be live music each Thursday at Knightdale Station Park Amphitheater during the 6-8 pm dinner time period.

The initial Food Truck Thursdays event…at the Station this season will kick off with Mel’s Many Minis during lunch and then Baozi, Spanglish, and JAM Ice Cream on hand for the dinner hours. Food Truck Thursdays will take place on the third Thursday of each month starting in April and running through October, with the season’s final event on October 17.

The scheduled food trucks on the 2019 Food Truck Thursdays lunch schedule (11:30 am- 1:30 pm) are:

The scheduled food trucks on the 2019 Food Truck Thursdays dinner schedule (6:00 pm- 8:00 pm) are:

With almost 30 vendors already slated to offer up the most variety we have ever had in a season of Food Truck Thursdays, this Spring and Summertime tradition at Knightdale Station Park figures to once again be a tasty and delicious hit all season long. For more information on Food Truck Thursdays and all the great upcoming Town of Knightdale events, visit knightdalenc.gov