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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.

September-December 2014:  Printable Version   Online Version
June-August 2014: Printable Version   Online Version  

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

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.


Three DPR Facilities Temporarily Closed

Two recreation centers and an indoor pool will close for routine maintenance and cleaning. During the closure patrons can participate in the programs, activities and events at other sites. Click here for a detailed list of the offerings available.
 
Community Family Life and Recreation Center at Lyon Park
1309 Halley St.
Closed: August 17-22

Holton Career and Resource Center
401 N. Driver St.
Closed: August 17-24

Edison Johnson Aquatics Center
500 W. Murray Ave.
Closed: August 18-September 7

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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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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