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News and Information
Feasibility Study for a Pavilion at the Duke Park Bathhouse
In June 2014, the City of Durham engaged the services of Roughton Nickelson DeLuca Architects PA (RND) to complete a feasibility study. The purpose of the study was to determine the suitability of the site for construction of a new pavilion and to provide opinion of project costs for three schematic designs.
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us a request and we will get them to you. They are large files. Update on Northgate Dog Park Community Meeting
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for more details. Play Area of Forest Hills Park Temporarily Closed
The west side playing area of Forest Hills Park closed for renovation and repair of its turf. The field is being aerated and overseeded with a grass blend, and it will be fenced off for approximately eight weeks – the length of time depending on weather and the growth of the grass. Please respect the “Field Closed” signs and give the new grass a chance to get established in this site.Twin Lakes Park Temporarily Closed
Twin Lakes Park, 439 Chandler Rd., will be closed for renovations though Friday, November 28. The contractor will be installing a new artificial turf surface on the soccer field.
Section of the ATT Trail Temporarily Closed
The ATT Trail between East Cornwallis Road and Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway (between mile marker 3.25 and 3.50) will be closed for repair on December 1 – early January 2015.
Documents and General Information
Check Us Out In Durham Magazine
Durham's Master Plan 2013
Going Public: An Assessment of Restroom Facilities