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Durham Parks and Recreation News Flash

Posted on: February 5, 2019

Park and Trail Maintenance

Long Meadow Park
Construction will begin on June 24. 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 late fall (weather permitting). The park will be open during construction, but park users will need to avoid construction areas.

West Ellerbee Creek Trail
An electrical box along the West Ellerbee Creek Trail is being relocated. The lights in the I85 tunnel will be turned off on Tuesday, July 9 through approximately Friday, July 19 while the work is being done.

Elmira Avenue Park - Tennis Courts
The tennis courts at Elmira Avenue Park will be closed April through May for renovations. The site will be pressure washed, and any cracks in the surface will be repaired. The courts will also be resurfaced, and lines will be touched up as needed. The tennis courts are projected to reopen by the end of May (weather permitting).

Piney Wood Park - Soccer Field
The soccer field at Piney Wood Park is currently closed for renovations. The field will be graded to match surrounding grades and slopes, and to promote positive drainage throughout the field from the middle to the edges. Repairs will also be made to the existing irrigation system. The soccer goals will be replaced with Kwik Goal Fusion High School Match Soccer Goals with wheels. The soccer field is projected to reopen for play in October 2019 (weather permitting).

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

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