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Durham Parks and Recreation News Flash

Posted on: February 5, 2019

Park and Trail Maintenance

Lakeview Park - Playground 
A new playground will be installed in the coming weeks at Lakeview Park. Crews will be removing the old access walks and installing a drainage outfall.  The crews will return in the weeks following the demolition and drainage work to install the playground. Please note: this work is weather dependent. Once installed, we ask that the playground equipment remains undisturbed until caution tape is removed to allow the concrete to cure and provide a safe and stable place for the equipment.

Duke Park - Playground 
The tube slides attached to the tower structure at the Duke Park playground remain temporarily closed due to unsafe conditions created by the age of the equipment. We are currently waiting on the final replacement pieces to be delivered and installed. These are additional pieces that were discovered and need to be added before the slide can be reopened. We will reopen the slides when repairs have been completed. We anticipate this will take several more months to complete.

Old Farm Road Park
Frequent flooding has damaged many of the playground structures at Old Farm Road Park. The play structures will be removed due to safety concerns. DPR has requested City funding for new playgrounds out of the Eno Floodway. DPR is working with community members to develop a new plan for the playground at Old Farm Road Park and River Forest Park. Be on the lookout for opportunities to participate in community playground designs this fall.

Long Meadow Park
Construction will begin on June 24, 2019. The work will include a new restroom building, parking lot paving, new sidewalks, a bleacher pad, and work on miscellaneous amenities and landscaping. The parking lot off of Liberty Street near the baseball field is closed, please use the parking lot located near the pool. Work is expected to be completed by January 2020 (weather permitting). The park will be open during construction, but park users will need to avoid construction areas.

Old North Durham Park
The parking lot on Geer Street will be closed beginning Monday, February 3, 2020. Repairs will be made to the parking area, shade trees will be planted, and seating will be installed along Geer Street. Due to recent inclement weather, this project is now scheduled to be completed by the end of February. 

The soccer field is currently closed for maintenance repairs, and is scheduled to reopen on March 16, 2020.

Campus Hills Park (I.R. Holmes, Sr. Recreation Center at Campus Hills) - Baseball Field
Renovations to the baseball field will include the installation of new lighting. This project is expected to be completed by August 2020 (weather permitting).

Sherwood Park
The restrooms at Sherwood Park are currently closed for repairs.

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