Showing posts from September, 2018

Community Murals in DPR Parks!

Back in April, local and regional artists were encouraged to submit their qualifications to be considered to install murals at one of seven locations across Durham, including five City parks and two traffic signal boxes. These murals would mark the second iteration of the Neighborhood Park Mural Project which was piloted by Durham artists Julia Gartrell and Julienne Alexander, who created a mural at Southern Boundaries Park. In addition to supplementing the diversity of the City’s growing public art collection and supporting the facilities available at City parks,the Neighborhood Park Mural Project aims to engage local artists in the creation of murals that celebrate the culture and history of Durham’s neighborhoods. The City of Durham General Services Department, Durham Parks and Recreation, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, and the Durham Cultural Advisory Board’s Public Art Committee chose seven artists to install these murals. The mural locations include East End Park

Rent a DPR Facility, Park Or Trail!

Did you know that Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) offers facility, park, and trail rentals? If you’re planning a family party, business function, concert or event, we have plenty of venue options available to host your next gathering. Check out the in depth list of rentals below: Park & Trail Rentals Picnic Shelters To reserve a picnic shelter online, click here . (Only available through October 31) Athletic Fields Includes baseball, softball, soccer, futsal, multipurpose, tennis and basketball. To rent an Athletic Field, email Frank Sidoti or call him at 919-560-4355, ext. 27229 Campsites Email Reservations , call 919-560-4355, ext. 27202, or visit our administration office at 400 Cleveland Street, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. All campsite reservations must be made at least 10 days in advance. Event Fields For availability, complete a Trail and Event Field Rental Application Form or contact our reservations specialist by email, call

Get Fit with DPR!

It may not be the start of a new year, but there is always time to make a resolution to get healthy and fit! Let Durham Parks and Recreation help accomplish those fitness goals! We have a variety of fitness facilities, drop-in fitness classes and a monthly Wellness Package for the community to enjoy. Are you looking for cardio and strength equipment to use? Stop by one of these recreation centers for access to fitness equipment to complete a quick workout! From treadmills and elliptical trainers to dumbbells and stability balls, we’ve got your workout needs covered. Each recreation center offers their own unique equipment - please keep in mind they may be different from center to center.  Edison Johnson Recreation Center Holton Career and Resource Center  I.R. Holmes, Sr. Recreation Center at Campus Hills Walltown Park Recreation Center W.D. Hill Recreation Center Looking for a drop-in fitness class this week? We offer a variety of classes for folks who are 18 years old and

Another Year of #MyDurham

We're excited to start another year of My Durham programs and activities for the teens of Durham! If you haven't heard, My Durham is a free after school, evening programming at six of our local Recreation Centers for teens from 13 to 18 years old. My Durham is hosted at Holton Career and Resource Center, The Durham Teen Center at Lyon Park, W.D. Hill Recreation Center, Walltown Park Recreation Center, Weaver Street Recreation Center and I.R. Holmes, Sr. Recreation Center. In order to participate, you must sign up for a My Durham membership pass which is free and every time you visit a Recreation Center, you'll check in at the front desk with your pass. (A physical membership pass is not given unless requested) This year My Durham has expanded to two new Recreation Centers: Holton Career and Resource Center and The Durham Teen Center at Lyon Park. Now you'll have even more opportunities to hang out with friends, go on field trips and experience new things! Every My Dur