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Parks, Trails, Lakes, and Facilities


Fun Caravan
In observance of Parks and Recreation Month in July, DPR will host a Fun Caravan in five different parks. 

The Caravan is a mobile recreation program that brings a variety of active and challenging recreation experiences to various parks. 
Children up to age 12 will enjoy arts and crafts, obstacle courses, relay races, and more. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Weather permitting, the events will be held on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. See the locations below:
​Date ​  Park/Address
July 1                 Lyon Park, 1200 W. Lakewood Ave.
July 8​ ​  Oakwood Park, 411 Holloway St.
​July 15 ​  Burton Park, 1100 Sima Ave.
July 22 ​  Whippoorwill Park, 1632 Rowemont Dr.
​July 29 ​  C.R. Wood Park, 417 Commonwealth Ave.
Durham Parks and Recreation maintains nearly 1,800 acres of public parks, more than 20 miles of trails and greenways, seven recreation centers, two indoor pools, three outdoor pools (open seasonally), and various rental facilities for special events and gatherings.

Durham has great places to play! The city's parks serve as sites for many of Durham Parks and Recreation's athletic leagues, activities, and concerts. More than 60 parks are available for public use with more planned for future development. Hunting is not allowed in city parks or lakes.

For information on park development, contact the assistant director of park planning and education.

Lyon Park Ball Field Lights Removed

Report Injury or Illness
Customers and residents are encouraged to immediately report any injury or illness received as a result of participation in leisure services provided by or at Durham Parks and Recreation facilities, parks and trails. Call (919) 560-4355 to file an accident report.

If you see illegal activity in any park at any time, contact the police by dialing 911.

Click on a link in the right column for more detailed park and facility information.