Splash & Play Project

Splash-and-Play-Project

Splash & Play Project

This project will be the culmination of the City of Durham’s effort to develop park projects for the Long Meadow and East End Parks and the former Wheels Fun Park. The primary intent is to evaluate and assess these park sites with the focus of identifying opportunities to implement recommendations included in the City’s 2013 Parks and Recreation Master Plan and the 2017 Aquatics Facilities Master Plan. The project will prioritize consideration of the former Wheels Fun Park for the development of a large outdoor aquatics facility and other programming possibilities. This project will also evaluate current recreation features available at East End and Long Meadow Parks to consider the potential for new recreation and aquatics features and to compliment the future R. Kelly Bryant Bridge Trail. Recommendations will be based on input that will be received through an extensive and equitable engagement process.  


Public Engagement 

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Calendar of Engagement Events

There will be plenty of opportunities in the coming weeks (to be scheduled) for you to share your feedback and opinions on exciting new features you want to see at East End Park, Long Meadow Park, and at the former Wheels Fun Park site. Stay tuned!

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View the Public Engagement Plan

View the Phase 1 Engagement Summary

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Project Images

  • Preliminary Design Concepts of former Wheels Fun Park Site (September 2022) - Based on Phase 1 Public Engagement and to be presented during Phase 2 public engagement this fall for community input. These concepts will change as public feedback is analyzed.
  • Bubble Diagrams for East End Park and Long Meadow Park (September 2022) - Based on Phase 1 Public Engagement. These concepts show features and ideas that could fit in areas of the parks.
  • Site Analysis of project sites
  • Existing Conditions of project sites

Former Wheels Fun Park Site: Preliminary Design Concept A

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Former Wheels Fun Park Site: Preliminary Design Concept B

Wheels Fun Concepts RC Meeting_09 09 22-Concept B

Former Wheels Fun Park Site: Preliminary Design Concept C

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EE LM Bubble Diagrams-Diagram A

East End and Long Meadow Parks Bubble Diagrams

EE LM Bubble Diagrams-Diagram B

Site Analysis of Wheels Fun Park

Site Analysis of Wheels Fun Park April 2022

Site Analysis of Long Meadow Park

Site Analysis of Long Meadow Park April 2022

Site Analysis of East End Park

Site Analysis of East End Park April 2022

Existing Condition of Wheels Fun Park

Existing Condition of Wheels Fun Park April 2022

Existing Condition of Long Meadow Park

Existing Condition of Long Meadow Park April 2022

Existing Condition of East End Park

Existing Condition of East End Park April 2022

Residents Committee

A Residents Committee which reflects Durham and is diverse in race, gender, age, sexual orientation, language, geography, interests, and advocacy will meet regularly. Each member exhibited a commitment to, and connection with, their community through their ongoing work. They will provide input into the engagement approach, share the project within their network, provide input, review and comment on concept plans and studies, and attend events. Though these recreation projects are for the city-wide system, there is an emphasis on participation by residents of East Durham as the most impacted community. 

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