Register Online

Register OnlineOnline registration is available for most programs. Beginning December 1, Durham Parks and Recreation will roll out a new online registration system - Active Net! The new system has many great benefits, is easy to use, and customers will no longer be charged an online transaction fee! 

Search for your favorite programs by keyword, age, day, time, location and more!

Visit apm.activecommunities.com/dprplaymore to access the new system!
Creating Your Active Net Account

Existing Customers



  1. Start by accessing our new registration site: apm.activecommunities.com/dprplaymore
  2. Click on Sign In
  3. Click on Forget Your Password?
  4. Enter your email address (from the previous system) and hit Submit.
  5. You will receive an email with a temporary password within a few minutes.
  6. Sign in using your email address and new temporary password.
  7. Update your account and add any family members so you can register for activities with the click of your mouse.
  8. If your email was not recognized, click Create New
    Account and follow the on-screen prompts.
Creating Your Active Net Account

New Customers



  1. Start by accessing our new registration site: apm.activecommunities.com/dprplaymore
  2. Click Create an Account
  3. Fill in your name and address. Required fields will be denoted by a red asterisk (*)
  4. Fill in your Contact Information. *Note: To receive text message alerts, including cancellation notifications, please indicate your cell phone carrier. Click Next when complete.
  5. Enter your personal information then click Next.
  6. Fill in your Emergency Contact Information then click Next.
  7. Provide your Account Information. Create a secure password you will be able to remember, but others will not be able to guess. If you prefer not to use your email to login, please create an alternate Login ID.
  8. Once you complete all required fields, click Create Account.
Need more assistance? 
View the PDF instructions with pictures or contact us Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. by calling 919-560-4355.
Existing Customers | New Customers

Registration Dates



January-May 2017 Program Registration:
Registration will begin on Thursday, December 1, 2016 for programs taking place January-May 2017.

Swim Lesson Registration:
For lessons beginning before March 15, 2017, registration will begin on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.
For lessons beginning after March 15, 2017, registration will begin on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.

Athletic League Registration:
Please see the Athletics Section (p. 15-18) for dates and times.

Summer Camp Registration:
Summer Camp registration begins on Monday, March 13, 2017. 

Drop-In Programs:
DPR offers a variety of programs that are "drop-in" and pre-registration is not required.


Durham Parks and Recreation strives to make our programs, services and facilities accessible for all individuals and families, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation or ability level.