Showing posts from October, 2018

The Durham Girls Soccer League in Action!

The Durham Girls Soccer League fall season is underway! With over 240 participants in three different age groups, the league has been growing every season! All girls ages 6 to 13 years old are welcome to sign up for both the fall and spring leagues. Games are held on Saturdays and there is a one-hour practice each week. Registration for the spring season began on October 10, so if you, or a friend, are interested, please contact Frank Sidoti or visit our website for more information! The season will begin the weekend of March 16, 2019. Stay tuned to our website for the game schedule and other important details coming soon. Interested in volunteering? The Durham Girls Soccer League is looking for volunteer head coaches and assistant coaches for the fall and spring! Please fill out the Volunteer Application Form  and an Athletics staff member will be in touch. Not quite sure if volunteering is for you? Learn more about the rewarding opportunities you can experience in this coa

Mature Adults On The Move With DPR

Durham Parks and Recreation is proud to offer a wide array of mature adult programs ranging from fitness and social programs to outings and trips. Our programs are geared towards the 55 and better age group. While some of our programs have fees associated with participating, several of them do not cost participants anything if they have a Play More Card. Recent Trips On Friday, September 7, 2018, the Mature Adults boarded a bus to visit Tweetsie Railroad in Cherokee, NC. They all said it was like a “second child-hood” that day! They went to Wild-West shows, Diamond Lil’s Can-Can Revue, Country Clogging Jamboree, magic shows, Hopper and Porter’s Musical Celebration, and rode the train as much a possible! The day would not be complete without visiting some souvenir shops and enjoying lots of delicious food. Below is a picture of the Llama they met at the petting zoo as well as a close up of the train. Activity Highlight Every Tuesday, the Mature Adults meet at Walltown Pa

Barktoberfest 2018

Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) and Beyond Fences have teamed up once again to organize Durham’s most popular canine bonanza, Barktoberfest! On Saturday, October 27, 2018, the Durham community and their four-legged friends, can come and partake in the festivities at Durham Central Park located at 501 Foster Street, from 2:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. The event will begin immediately following the Durham Farmer’s Market, which takes place at Durham Central Park every Saturday morning. There will be food, fun, and fur-babies galore! Barktoberfest 2018 aims to encourage solidarity within the pet-lovers of Durham. Businesses and community members alike have the opportunity to share their passions through art, neighborhood involvement, music, pet health, games, activities, and socialization.  DPR continues to support and admire the work of our non-profit partner, Beyond Fences, as they faithfully serve our town through several proactive methods. Their fence program provides fre

New Teen Mural at Holton Career & Resource Center

Art is a powerful way to express yourself! At the Holton Career & Resource Center, teens were given the opportunity to be creative and express themselves through wall art. They were able to turn their plain teen room into something spectacular - turning the room into a space of their own. All teens who attended the Holton summer camp were welcomed to participate and be a part of leaving a lasting impression for years to come. Teen campers worked on the project with local Durham artist, LA Chesson. They came up with the design concept and helped create the mural along the way. The design signifies their love for the City of Durham while also allowing each camper to add something personal to the mural. Under Chesson's guidance, the campers worked on the mural for a total of 9 weeks over the summer. Below are some pictures of the teens starting the background layer on the wall and then the final product. If you have not heard, Holton Career & Resource Center is now one