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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.

June-August 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.

News and Information
Parks Community Build Project
The winner of the $20,000 grant from the National Recreation Park Association is Holt School Road Park.  
Special Events 
Rock the Park Concert and Movie Series (June-August)

Closures, Renovations and Updates
Durham Parks Maintenance (End of Fiscal Year 2015)
Twin Lakes Park is closed until the end of October
Trail Between Campus Hills and Cherry Drive Closed

Note: Check the website or Facebook for updates on facility and program closures. Call (919) 560-4636 for weather related closures.

Get Involved
Adopt-a-Park, Adopt-a-Trail
Volunteer with DPR

Documents and General Information
Historic Resources Management Plan
Athletics Blog
Outdoor Recreation Blog
Cultural Heritage Blog

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

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