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Outdoor Plazas and Campsites

Outdoor Plazas
Durham Parks and Recreation invites the community to enjoy outdoor plazas nestled in the heart of downtown Durham. The outdoor plazas offer the perfect environment for meetings, receptions, banquets, parties, trade shows, concerts, expos and more! These plazas are centrally located, to provide easy access to the surrounding communities for people to enjoy after work socials or weekend events.
 
CCB Plaza (201 N. Corcoran St.) – Located at the intersection of Corcoran and Parrish Streets in downtown Durham – home of Major, the big bronze bull.
 
Durham Centre Plaza (300 W. Morgan St.) – Located on the rooftop of the Centre Parking Deck.
 
Reservation Information Packet for Outdoor Rentals
 
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 first having obtained a permit from the Department of Parks and Recreation. 
 
Lake Michie Recreation Area: Overlooking Lake Michie, this recreation area offers camping, boating (paved boat launch), fishing and trail hiking. The area has seven 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.
 
Directions: Take Roxboro Road North (Rte 501); go approximately 12 miles; turn right onto Bahama Road; after 2.5 miles, take a left at the wooden sign that reads "Spruce Pine Lodge".

Please note: Prior to use of the camping facility, a permit must be obtained from the Parks & Recreation Department.  Email or call (919) 560-4355, ext. 27202.