After School

Two young girls at DPR after school site
After school staff and young child sitting at a table

After School

Looking for a safe, fun, educational after school environment? 

Join DPR's After School program for homework assistance, arts and crafts, health and fitness activities, and other enrichment programs. The program will run from July 17, 2023, to June 6, 2024, for Year-round students and from August 28, 2023, to June 6, 2024, for Traditional students. Our After School program is available at the following recreation centers listed below. All Year-round participants must sign up at the W.I. Patterson Community Center. 

Recreation Center Hours of Operation Age Requirements School Calendar
Edison Johnson Recreation Center Monday - Friday, 2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Ages: 5-12 Traditional Only
I.R. Holmes, Sr. Recreation Center at Campus Hills Monday - Friday, 2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Ages: 5-12 Traditional Only
W.D. Hill Recreation Center Monday - Friday, 2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Ages: 5-12 Traditional Only
Walltown Recreation Center Monday - Friday, 2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Ages 5-12 Traditional Only
W.I. Patterson Recreation Center Monday - Friday, 2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Ages: 5-12 Tradition & Year-Round 

Sliding Fee Scale

A sliding fee scale (SFS) may be used to reduce the amount paid for School-Age Care programs. The scale ranges from 10-100% and is based on income, number of members per household, and special circumstances affecting the applicant’s ability to pay. Applications are available online, at the administration office, or any recreation center. If approved, the reduced fee is valid for one year.

Parents/Guardians who have a current approved reduced rate assigned will receive the applicable discount at the time of registration. Please note that anyone with a SFS rate that has expired must submit a new application. SFS Applications may take up to 2 weeks to process.


DPR is excited to continue our contract with ePACT, an online forms management company, that helps us securely collect all medical and emergency information electronically. After completing your registration with DPR, you will receive an email invite from ePACT on behalf of DPR to share information with us. Click ’Complete Request’ to create a free account, or log-in if you already have an existing ePACT account. Make sure to enter the information for each child and share it with DPR so that program staff has access.

Your registration in any School-Age Care program is not complete until you submit all required information requested in ePACT.

Information needed for registration in ActiveNet and / or ePACT

  • Proof of age/completed school grade
  • Parent/guardian contact information
  • Authorized pickup name(s) and contact information
  • Emergency contact information (other than parent/guardian)
  • Required medication(s) (if administration will be during program)
  • Special needs
  • Physician and dentist contact information (address & phone) (optional)

Special Services

DPR encourages the participation of all school-age children in its School-Age Care (SAC) Program. To provide quality services and activities to all its participants, children needing significant assistance with personal care (i.e. toileting), behavior management, support to participate in activities, constant eyes-on supervision, and/or hands-on support, or who have trouble communicating needs/wishes for more than 30% of the time may be required to bring a care provider (at no expense to DPR) to provide 1:1 support. DPR will assess each participant’s abilities and notify the parents/guardians if 1:1 support is required. DPR will reasonably accommodate participants needing such support. 

Please Note: 1:1 care providers must pass a background check prior to supporting a participant in the SAC program.


Durham Parks and Recreation is providing no cost, safe and reliable transportation for our After School programs! DPR picks up participants from several Durham Public School locations and transports them to our Recreation Centers located throughout the City. Transportation is free from the listed schools with registration in the after school program. If your school is not listed please contact transportation at your child’s school for routes going to a DPR location or to inquire about a new route to an After School location!

*DPR transportation and SAC programs may vary based on staffing and enrollment

Recreation Center School Calendar Address School Locations
Edison Johnson Recreation Center
Traditional Only 500 W Murray Avenue Transportation provided by Durham Public Schools only
Walltown Recreation Center
Traditional Only 1308 W Club Blvd Hillandale Elementary School, Eno Valley Elementary School 
I.R. Holmes Sr. Recreation Center at Campus Hills
Traditional Only 2000 S Alston Avenue Southwest Elementary School, Lyons Farms Elementary School 
W.D. Hill Recreation Center
Traditional Only 1308 Fayetteville Street Transportation provided by Durham Public Schools only
W.I. Patterson Recreation Center
Year-Round Only 2614 Crest Street Holt Elementary School, Easley Elementary School

DPR strives to make our programs, services, and facilities accessible for all individuals and families, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or ability level.