Outdoor Plaza & Campsites

CCB Plaza


Durham Parks and Recreation invites the community to enjoy the CCB outdoor plaza nestled in the heart of downtown Durham. The CCB Plaza is located at the corner of Corcoran and Parrish Streets in downtown Durham - home of Major, the big bronze bull.This outdoor plaza offers the perfect environment for meetings, receptions, banquets, parties, trade shows, concerts, expos and more! This plaza is centrally located, to provide easy access to the surrounding communities for people to enjoy after work socials or weekend events. View our Reservation Procedures document for complete details.

For availability, email reservations@durhamnc.gov, call 919-560-4355, ext. 27202, or visit our Administrative Office at 400 Cleveland Street, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Lake Michie Recreation Area - Campsites
Overlooking Lake Michie, this recreation area offers camping, boating (paved boat launch), fishing and trail hiking. The area has 7 primitive campsites open year-round. Each site has a tent pad, grill and picnic table. No electrical hookups are available and campers should bring water and other necessities. Vehicular access to the campgrounds is limited. Driving directions can be found via Google Maps.

Prior to use of the camping facility, a permit must be obtained from the Parks and Recreation Department. Email reservations@durhamnc.gov, call 919-560-4355, ext. 27202, or visit our Administrative Office at 400 Cleveland Street, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Campsite Information


Camping on property owned or controlled by the City is only allowed in areas that have been designated and approved for such use by the Department of Parks and Recreation.

Camping includes, but is not limited to, the erection and use of hammocks, boxes, tarps, tents, huts, and structures of whatever kind for the purposes of facilitating sleeping or providing shelter. Unless otherwise approved by the City, no person may construct, erect or use any hammock, box, tarp, tent, hut, or structure of whatever kind for the purposes of facilitating sleeping or providing shelter on any property owned or controlled by the City without having obtained a permit from the Department of Parks and Recreation.