Durham Parks & Recreation (DPR)
Public Works Department
The purpose of this project is to upgrade the park so that it can better support events, festivals, and daily use. Although DPR hosts annual events at the Rock Quarry Park including the Bimbé Festival, Rock the Park Series, Latino Festival, and Canine Field Day, failing stormwater infrastructure, limited vehicular access, and poor asphalt conditions limit the site's ongoing use as a large-scale festival destination. The project design will address failing stormwater infrastructure, accessibility issues, the addition of new park amenities; a stage platform, an extension trail between the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Trail and the Ellerbee Creek Trail, and a new 12’ wide bridge park entrance over Ellerbee Creek near the National Guard Armory.