Construction Projects and Maintenance

Construction at Park

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.

Crest Street Park

The restroom building has been demolished and replaced with a year-round CXT restroom building, featuring 2 all-gender bathrooms to use. Restroom is closed until plumbing, electrical hook-ups, and inspections are complete. Estimated opening of the restrooms is Fall 2021.

Check out the process for installing a year-round restroom on the DPR YouTube Channel.

Long Meadow Park

The ballfield dugouts at Long Meadow Park are being removed and replaced. Construction is expected to be completed in Fall of 2021.

Park on Hoover Road 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 Park on Hoover Road Construction page

Red Maple Park

The restroom building has been demolished and replaced with a year-round CXT restroom building, featuring 2 all-gender bathrooms to use. Restroom is closed until plumbing, electrical hook-ups, and inspections are complete. Estimated opening of the restrooms is Fall 2021.

Check out the process for installing a year-round restroom on the DPR YouTube Channel.

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. Construction is expected to be completed in Fall/Winter of 2021.

Rock Quarry Park

Construction is underway at Rock Quarry Park and is expected to be completed in the Fall of 2021. Please stay safe and respect construction fencing and signage.

Rock Quarry Park will receive some new park amenities to include a stage platform with electrical service upgrades, an accessible path, a planted stormwater basin, water service, stream bank restoration, and a new 12’ wide bridge and park entrance over Ellerbee Creek near the National Guard Armory. The park's new features will also include a sculpture art structure and a dog park.

Renovations will take place through the Fall, weather permitting. During construction, the field will be closed to allow heavy equipment, demolition, earthmoving, and paving in the park. Work will also be taking place alongside the Vietnam Veterans Trail. Parking near the tennis courts may be limited at times. The restroom at the tennis courts will be renovated as well. The tennis courts will remain open.

Visit the  General Services - Rock Quarry Park page for additional information.

Solite Park

The volleyball courts at Solite Park are under repair due to sidewalk construction impacts. Construction is expected to be completed in the Fall of 2021.

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 Recreation Center

The windows, gym floor and kitchen at W.D. Hill Recreation Center are being renovated and the building is partially closed until completion. 

Artist, Wade Williams, is installing a Public Art Mural on the front of the recreation center building. The final concept has been approved and will be installed Fall 2021.

Weaver Street Recreation Center

The windows and gym floor at Weaver Street Recreation Center are being renovated and the building is closed until completion.

West Point on the Eno - Paving Project

The North entrance of West Point on the Eno will be closed in the late Fall 2021 for paving. Check back soon for exact start and completion dates.

West Point on the Eno - Sewer Relocation Project

The Department of Water Management is undertaking a sanitary sewer relocation project within the historic area of West Point on the Eno, located at 5101 N Roxboro Street, near the Mill. The existing sewer is in poor condition and has the potential to leak. Given its proximity to the Eno River and the West Point on the Eno park, the department will be relocating and installing new pipe. The work will start with select tree removal, followed by drilling/blasting of bedrock, and then pipe installation. 

Preconstruction inspection of the Mill and nearby structures has been completed and blasting will be done in a controlled manner, so as to avoid any damage. A mill wright will be on hand to monitor the mill structure. Much of the lower portions of the park will be closed to vehicles during construction, and pedestrians must use caution and follow construction signage. Closure of this portion of the park will begin on Monday, November 1 and will take several weeks until completion. For additional information on this project, visit the City of Durham website.