Showing posts from March, 2019

"Egg-citing" Egg Hunts with DPR

It’s that time of year again! Mr. Bunny is on his way for a visit to Durham! As he hides eggs around some of our DPR facilities and parks, we want to make sure you mark your calendar for some family friendly (and canine friendly) events in April! Spring Egg Dive It's an Eggstravaganza! Join us at the Campus Hills Pool on Saturday, April 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. for our annual Spring Egg Dive event! Have you ever gone on an egg hunt in a pool? Participants will be able to dive, splash, and swim for eggs and win prizes. All swim levels are welcome and life vests will be provided. An adult will need to enter the water with children 9 years of age and younger. Registration is limited and each child must register individually. Click here to register today! Egg Hunts Egg hunters wanted! Join us at one of our two human Egg Hunts on Saturday, April 13, either at I.R. Holmes, Sr. Recreation Center at Campus Hills or West Point on the Eno. Children will be divided into groups acc

MyDurham Teens Discovering Durham Ties

On February 23, MyDurham, our free membership-based program for teens, hosted a trip to the North Carolina Museum of History in downtown Raleigh.   Our main goal for that day was to expose teens to the North Carolina Roots of Artist exhibit featuring a collection by Ernie Barnes.   Many of the teens did not know much, if anything about, Ernie Barnes.   Little did they know that he too ran the same streets that they do today. As we began to walk through the exhibit,   they realized most of his painting had little nuggets of Durham in them. One of his most renowned and well known paintings, The Sugar Shack , depicted an actual event that he attended in the Durham Armory downtown as a kid.   This painting was used in the 1970s sitcom, Good Times,  in the opening credits and as Marvin Gaye’s album cover for I Want You (1976).Whether it was one of the radio stations on a banner or a local landmark in Durham, he always represented Durham, his home, in his artwork.   The exh

Understanding ActiveNet

We want to make registering for our programs and events easy! That's why we've integrated a user-friendly, resident focused platform that provides quick access to details and immediate sign up for most of our programs offered across our Parks, Recreation Centers and Facilities. This online system, which we refer to as ActiveNet , has many great benefits, is easy to use, and there are no online transaction fees! You're able to search for your favorite programs by keyword, age, day, time, location and more! How do I use ActiveNet? After creating an account, you'll be able to search through all of our current programs offered in several categories such as aquatics, athletics, mature adults, canine recreation, teen programs and more! There are several filters to help narrow down what you are looking for. These include options such as choosing which day of the week you want to meet on, what age range you need, location of the program and whether the program still has o