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.
News and Information
Due to street construction, the Cleveland street entrance to the DPR administration building parking lot will be closed until further notice. Please access the administration parking lot from the N. Roxboro Street entrance.
Durham Aquatics School (Registration deadline: March 24)
During March, Durham Parks and Recreation will give teens the opportunity to learn lifesaving skills and train for a job at the same time. Interested teens ages 16-19 can participate in Durham Aquatics School and become a certified American Red Cross Lifeguard. Learn more
.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. Durham Senior Games
Registration is underway This year the age requirement has been lowered from 55 to 50. Residents 50+ can compete. To register complete the DSG application