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Parks & Recreation Updates

Posted on: July 10, 2017

Park and Trail Renovations

Crest Street Park Softball Field

Beginning Tuesday, September 19 the softball field at Crest Street Park will be closed for renovations. New lights will be installed, and the project is anticipated to be completed by the end of November. Due to routine maintenance, the softball field will remain closed for play through mid-March 2018. Patrons are welcome to enjoy the other sections of the park as they will not be affected.


Burton Park Basketball Court

One of the two basketball courts at Burton Park (1100 Sima Ave.) has been moved ten feet away from the adjacent stream, due to stream erosion issues.

The erosion was identified by Durham Parks and Recreation’s (DPR) maintenance staff during a park convergence. The purpose of the convergence was to identify and repair maintenance issues in the park from vegetation management to touching up paint.

During the convergence, the park maintenance team identified a safety hazard on one of the two basketball courts at Burton Park. The stream eroded one of the courts making it unsafe and unplayable for patrons. The court is currently open until the weather warms enough to repaint the surface. When the painting occurs, patrons will still be able to use the other basketball court at the park. DPR encourages park users to be mindful of the construction signs and stay clear of the affected area during the painting process. Please report any safety and playability hazards to DPR.


Garrett Road Park Restroom Renovation

The restrooms are currently being renovated at Garrett Road Park. The restroom renovation is anticipated to be completed by the end of February. 


Sherwood Park Restroom Renovation

The restrooms are currently being renovated at Sherwood Park. The restroom renovation is anticipated to be completed by the end of February. 


Solite Park Restroom Renovation

The restrooms are currently being renovated at Solite Park. The restroom renovation is anticipated to be completed by the end of February. 


American Tobacco Trail (ATT)

Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) is closing a small gravel parking lot on the American Tobacco Trail (ATT) on Fayetteville Street near Antler Point Drive. This Summer, DPR will open a new trailhead parking lot on the ATT adjacent to C.M. Herndon Park. Trailhead parking and restroom facilities are currently available at C.M. Herndon Park and Solite Park. Working with private groups, DPR has developed bike maintenance stations at the American Tobacco Campus Trailhead, Solite Park, and the Herndon Park. DPR will also be developing a slope control project near the downtown area and will keep the public informed of closures and progress.



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