Construction Projects and Maintenance


Construction Projects and Maintenance

Learn about construction projects and maintenance taking place at Durham parks, trails and facilities. Stay up to date with the latest details and information on improvements.

Bethesda Park - Sewer Construction Project

Due to a sewer construction project, foot traffic to certain areas in Bethesda Park is limited. Park users should use caution when accessing the trails in the park. 

The disc golf course at Bethesda Park is closed until further notice.

Campus Hills Park (I.R. Holmes, Sr. Recreation Center at Campus Hills) - Baseball Field Renovations

Renovations to the baseball field include the installation of new lighting, a new water line, and an irrigation system. This project has been completed, but the field will remain closed to allow the sod to take root. The field is projected to reopen to the public in mid-June 2021.

C.M. Herndon Park - Field Conversion Project

Beginning in early November, C.M. Herndon Park will undergo major renovations in the southwest portion of the site. Renovations will include the conversion of the small turf field into additional parking. This additional parking addresses the parking demand due to the increased use of the park facilities. Also, the park will transform the existing grass multi-purpose fields in the lower portion of the site into a synthetic turf multipurpose field. This item will provide a solution to increase programming capabilities for recreation. There will be a 10-month construction duration into the fall of 2021. Vehicular and pedestrian circulation will be modified during construction to maintain safety and control traffic during this process.

Hoover Road Park Construction Project

Coming soon to east Durham! This 50 acre site is located off Hoover Road across from the Wheels Fun Park. Features of the park will included a tournament level Athletic Park consisting of three natural turf soccer fields, a competition field with associated vehicular circulation and parking, a maintenance and restroom building, a playground and shelter, sidewalks, walking trails, storm water management measures, lighting, and irrigation. For more information about this project, including community engagement opportunities, visit the Hoover Road Park Construction page

Long Meadow Park - Toddler Playground Structure Closed

New playground equipment coming soon! The small toddler playground has been removed. A new piece has been ordered and will be installed once it arrives!

Rockwood Park - Youth Playground Structure Closed

New playground equipment coming soon! The new equipment and colors have been selected! The youth playground structure has been removed.

Valley Springs Park - ADA Improvements & Disc Golf 

Valley Springs Park will undergo accessibility improvements to include a year-round restroom, parking spaces, seating areas with companion benches, a water fountain, and improvements to sidewalks. The project also includes renovations to existing men’s and women’s restrooms, demolition and abandonment of a failed septic system, restroom connection to City sewer service, and replacement landscaping.

Please be advised that the Bar construction has begun cleaning around the bathroom building and removing debris from the site. Construction will start in earnest on the week of November 23. 

Starting the week of November 30, there will be heavy equipment operations for the sewer line, including blasting to remove rocks. Blasting operations have been permitted with the fire marshal and will follow all safety requirements and procedures. 

Visit the General Services - Valley Springs Park ADA Improvements page for additional information.

Due to construction, the disc golf course baskets at holes 12 and 13 have temporarily been removed.

W.D. Hill - Playground Closed

The playground at W.D. Hill is closed while repairs are made after a power outage required work crews to dig up a portion of the surfacing in the playground.

Wrightwood Park - Playground Updates

New playground equipment coming soon! The current equipment will remain for play until the new equipment is ready for installation.