Showing posts from April, 2018

Play More Summer 2018 Edition is HERE!

It’s here! If you haven’t heard, we just released a new Play More Guide and it’s full of our upcoming summer activities from June through August 2018. You can get all the need-to-know information about our History Hikes, Beginning Street Art, Pooch Plunge, Rock the Park Concerts & Movies, and more. Play More is a guide to creative and challenging recreation choices in Durham and is produced by Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR). Three editions are published throughout the year - June-August, September-December, and January-May. Each guide consists of upcoming activities for all ages to enjoy, including both registered and drop-in activities. Inside each Play More Guide you will find detailed information on our Play More Card, Pass Sale Chart, Facility addresses and hours of operation, Trails and Greenways, Rentals, and more. The Play More Guide is available online . Prefer a printed copy? Pick one up at any of our recreation centers or the administration office. They can als

Earth Day Festival 2018

Enjoy a day filled with an eclectic mix of music, food, hands-on environmental education activities and much more! Join us this Sunday, April 22nd from Noon to 5 p.m. at the Durham Central Park (501 Foster Street). This event is rain or shine and free to all ages! Come hungry! Food will be available for purchase from CocoCrissi Tropical Icee's, Cool Breezes, Tooties Mobile Kitchen, Bruster's Real Ice Cream, Pita Delita, Bel'le Full Vending, 454 Grill, and 815 Gourmet Grill. We’ll have a variety of performances on the Main Stage throughout the day. Below is a list of the performers and times they will be on stage. Please note, the schedule is subject to change. For the most up to date schedule, visit our website . Main Stage Performances 12 p.m. Welcome by Durham Officials 12:05 p.m. Rock 'N Roll High School House Band (Alternative Rock) 1:10 p.m. The Majestic Angels   (Dance) 1:35 p.m. Environmental Education Demo - Presented by St

“Meet Me At The Park” Earth Month 2018 Campaign

Vote Daily, from April 1-30, 2018, for Your Favorite Durham Park Project! For the fourth year in a row, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company — including Disney | ABC Television Group, ABC 11 Eyewitness News, and ESPN — to help fund local park improvement projects in 16 U.S. cities through the national “Meet Me at the Park” Earth Month campaign, including a park right here in Durham. Through the “Meet Me at the Park” Earth Month campaign, an initiative that gives back to places that shape so much of our lives, one of three local parks will receive a $20,000 grant and from April 1 to April 30, Durham residents get to choose which one. Read more about the projects at the three parks that Durham residents can vote for this month. Long Meadow Park First constructed in the early 1940s, this urban park contains two little league fields, an outdoor pool, basketball courts, a playground and picnic shelter. The Goose Cre

Reclaim It To Maintain It

Like many maintenance departments, Durham’s Park Maintenance Unit in North Carolina is a route-driven organization with mowing, cleanup, landscaping, and facility maintenance teams all visiting parks on a specific schedule. While crews regularly visit all of the parks, maintenance disciplines have different frequencies, so it never happens that all crews are at the same park at the same time. However, on June 15, all teams “converged” on Burton Park for a day-long maintenance exercise designed to dramatically improve the appearance of the park; this exercise was called the “Park Convergence.” Burton Park is a 10-acre park in a high-density residential area. For a variety of reasons, including high use, size, and location, the condition of many of the park’s amenities had been declining over the last several years. Read the full article by Robert Jennings in Parks & Rec Business (PRB) Magazine.