Rock Quarry Park

Nia Rodgers, Senior Project Manager
919-560-4197, ext. 21225

Location


Rock Quarry Park, 701 Stadium Drive Map

Team Members


Durham Parks & Recreation (DPR)
Public Works Department

Budget


$1,343,000

Current Phase


Construction


Expected Completion


Spring 2021

Project Description


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 these issues. New park amenities include a stage platform with electrical service upgrades, an accessible path, a planted stormwater basin, water service, stream bank restoration and a new 12’ wide bridge and park entrance over Ellerbee Creek near the National Guard Armory.

2018 Bimbé Celebration at Rock Quarry Park

Bimbé 2018