Improving our Parks: Lakeview Park
Four years ago, Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) staff began meeting with residents living near Lakeview Park (3500 Dearborn Dr.). We were invited by the neighborhood and the Duke Neighborhood Partnership to help re-vision the park. At that time the park was a sad remnant of its original design, with only one small slide left in the playground. Over the course of two years we developed a master plan for the park with the growing Braggtown Community Association.
- A new playground
- A ground plain mural on the cement pad next to the playground
- A new picnic area below the playfield
- Native plants and trees
- A stage
- A new restroom
At the same time, Keep Durham Beautiful received a grant from the Arbor Day Foundation and Bank of American that has funded a significant ground plain mural next to the playground, new trees have been installed and native pollinators will be planted along the roadside section of the park.
In two years’ time we have accomplished 4 of the 6 items on the Master Plan! The park is becoming the vision of the neighborhood and a true Durham gem. We look forward to our continued work with the Braggtown Community Association, Keep Durham Beautiful and the Duke Neighborhood Partnership as we fully achieve the hopes and dreams of the community for its park.