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Parks and Recreation Department

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                                    Play More with DPR!
                                    Durham Parks and Recreation 
                                    provides opportunities for the Durham
                                    community to “Play More.” We strive to
                                    help residents discover, explore and
                                    enjoy life through creative and 
                                    challenging recreational choices that 
                                    contribute to their physical, emotional
                                    and social health.

January-May 2015:  Online Version and Printable Version

2015 Summer Camp                             
DPR Summer Camp programs offer a safe, inclusive environment where all children are encouraged to participate. We are committed to the development of our campers' life skills through group activities, and exposure to diverse athletic and educational experiences.  

Durham Parks and Recreation is guided by the City’s Strategic Plan, and focuses on two of the City’s strategic goals: Thriving and livable neighborhoods and a well-managed city.
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Parks Community Build Project

The National Recreation and Park Association,
Disney, ABC and ESPN are collaborating to
revitalize parks across the U.S. including a
park right here in Durham through the Parks
Build Community Campaign! One of three
Durham parks (Sandy Creek Park, Red Maple 
Park or Holt School Road Park) will receive a
$20,000 grant and you get to choose which one! You may vote daily from April 1-30. Click here to learn more.

News and Information

Durham's Earth Day Festival
Sunday, April 19 from noon - 5 p.m.
Rock Quarry Park, 701 Stadium Dr.

Rain Location: Holton Career and Resource Center, 401 N. Driver St.

Trail Between Campus Hills and Cherry Drive Closed
Recently there was significant erosion of the dam that forms the lake located behind I. R. Holmes Recreation Center at Campus Hills. The lake is being drained to remove the possibility of damage downstream. For safety reasons, the trail between the Center and Cherry Drive is now closed, and there is no access to the lake. Administrators are now assessing the situation to come up with possible long-term responses to the situation. Check the website for updates.

Historic Resources Management Plan
Athletics Blog
Outdoor Recreation Blog
Cultural Heritage Blog

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Program or Facility Closures
Check our website or Facebook page for facility/program closures or updates. Call (919) 560-4636 for weather related closures. 
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Durham Parks and Recreation is
a nationally accredited agency
and is recognized by KaBOOM as
a Playful City USA agency in 2014
for the sixth year in a row!

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Director
Rhonda B. Parker, CPRP 
 
Mailing Address
101 City Hall Plaza
Durham, NC 27701
 
Phone
(919) 560-4355
 
Fax
(919) 560-4021 

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