Splash & Play Public Engagement

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Phase 1 Engagement

(List of past events below)

This first phase of engagement focused on the ‘ask’ of the community in gathering data related to what issues and concerns they have about the existing sites, what aquatic or recreation opportunities they would most desire or benefit from, and other issues to be identified that would make this project a success for the community. A number of methods are used to engage with the community including this project webpage, community conversations and workshops, and pop-up engagement at community events and DPR programs.

Phase 1.5 Engagement

In July, the Splash and Play Core Team guiding the project decided that there still was a need for engagement focused on the communities surrounding both East End and Long Meadow Parks. This interim phase occurred Summer 2022 and included:

  • Engagement with churches within 1-mile of the park sites.
  • Direct engagement directly at the Long Meadow Park pool site to engage users.
  • A site-specific survey requesting more precise residence location (cross-streets).
  • Posts through the City of Durham's Nextdoor profile to share project updates and the site-specific survey targeted toward neighborhoods in the vicinity of East End and Long Meadow Parks.

Phase 2 Engagement 

(List of past events below)

Through this Fall, the community will be asked to comment on conceptual designs for the three park sites which include Wheels Fun Park. Engagement will be conducted through October and November, and will have:

  • On-site public meetings and workshops.
  • Wheels Roller Skating Rink Residents Committee.
  • Continued communication with PACs and all who signed up in earlier phases to stay involved and informed.
  • Tabling at existing programs at all three park sites.
  • Outreach to Durham Housing Authority (DHA) neighborhoods.
  • Virtual or in-person youth session(s) with persons referred by OOY, the Residents Committee, and other entities working with young people.
  • Mailers sent to targeted neighborhoods close to the project sites. 
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  1. Past Phase 1 Engagement Events
  2. Past Phase 2 Engagement Events
  Date Time Location
Merrick-Moore CDC Meeting March 10, 2022 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  
PAC 1 Meeting March 19, 2022 10:00 a.m. - Noon Holton Career & Resource Center, 401 N. Driver Street
Durham Inter-Neighborhood Council March 22, 2022 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  
Merrick-Moore Elementary School Multicultural Festival March 24, 2022 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Merrick-Moore Elementary School, 2325 Cheek Road
Campus Hills Egg Hunt April 9, 2022 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. I.R. Holmes, Sr. Recreation Center at Campus Hills, 2000 S Alston Avenue
East End Park Youth Football Practice April 9, 2022 Noon - 1:00 p.m. East End Park, 1200 N. Alston Avenue
Earth Day Festival April 24, 2022 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street
Swim Lessons April 27, 2022 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Edison Johnson Aquatic Center, 500 W Murray Avenue
Holloway Street Live! April 30, 2022 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 1100 N Miami Boulevard
Mature Adult Open Gym May 3, 2022 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. W.D. Hill Recreation Center, 1308 Fayetteville Street
Salvation Army Food Distribution May 13, 2022 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. The Salvation Army, 810 N Alston Avenue
Young Male Achievers Banquet May 14, 2022 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  
Durham Green Flea Market May 15, 2022 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 1100 E Pettigrew Street
PAC1 Town Hall May 17, 2022 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Holton Career & Resource Center, 401 N Driver Street
Bimbe Community Block Party May 18, 2022 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Holton Career & Resource Center, 401 N Driver Street
Fayetteville Street Live! May 20, 2022 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville Street
Bimbe Teen Pool Party May 20, 2022 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Campus Hills Pool, 2000 S Alston Avenue
Long Meadow Open House May 26, 2022 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Long Meadow Park and Pool, 917 Liberty Street
Merrick-Moore Park Grand Opening June 18, 2022 10:00 a.m. - Noon Merrick-Moore Park, 632 N. Hoover Road
Long Meadow Park Pool July 23, 2022 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Long Meadow Park and Pool, 917 Liberty Street
Long Meadow Park Pool August 12, 2022 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Long Meadow Park and Pool, 917 Liberty Street
Hillside Park Pool August 12- August 14, 2022 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hillside Pool, 1221 Sawyer Street