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Parks and Recreation Department

                                    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 2014: Printable Version   Online Version  
January-May 2014: Printable Version   Online Version 
Summer Camp Brochure Cover
2014 Summer Camp
Registration Underway
Online registration instructions
DPR offers a safe and inclusive learning
environment where all children are
encouraged to participate. DPR is
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
City Lakes Now Open
Durham Armory Open House Scheduled July 25
C.M. Herndon Playground Closed for Improvements
Old North Durham Park is now open.
Outdoor Pools Open (Long Meadow Pool closed for the 2014 season)

Due to inclement weather, Durham's outdoor pools are closed today (July 21). The pools will reopen as scheduled tomorrow (July 22).

Rock the Park Series               Rock the Park Series
June - August, 2014
Various dates and locations
Movies: 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. 
Concerts: 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Documents and General Information
Check Us Out In Durham Magazine
Durham's Master Plan 2013
Going Public: An Assessment of Restroom Facilities
Historic Resources Management Plan
Athletics Blog
Outdoor Recreation Blog
Cultural Heritage Blog

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

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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. 
CAPRA LogoPlayful City USA logo 2014
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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