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Durham Parks and Recreation News Flash

Posted on: February 5, 2019

Park and Trail Maintenance

Morreene Road Park - Playground

The playground at Morreene Road Park is currently closed for repairs to the playground surfacing. The repairs are scheduled to be completed by the end of October (weather permitting).

Duke Park - Playground

The tube slides attached to the tower structure at the Duke Park playground have been temporarily closed due to unsafe conditions created by the age of the equipment. We are currently working on finding replacement pieces, and we will reopen the slides when repairs have been completed. We anticipate this will take several months to complete. 

The multi-pondo play element (standing teeter-totter) is broken and will be removed. The small play structure for children ages 2-5 will be removed due to additional damage found. These play structures will be removed during the week of October 7, 2019. Please utilize the toddler playground down the hill from the main playground.

Old Farm Road Park

The playground structure at Old Farm Road Park is being removed due to unsafe conditions created by the most recent flooding. Once funding is identified, we will solicit feedback on future plans for this area of the park. Residents are encouraged to utilize the Holt School Road Park Playground at 4102 Holt School Road. 

The gravel drive located in the back parking area will be paved the week of September 30, 2019 (weather permitting).

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 by September 2019 (weather permitting). The park will be open during construction, but park users will need to avoid construction areas.

East End Park - Tennis Courts
Tennis court renovations for courts 1, 2, 3 and 4 will begin the week of July 29, 2019. This project is expected to be completed by December 2019 (weather permitting).

Old North Durham Park - Soccer Field 
The soccer field is currently closed for maintenance repairs.

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).

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).

Piney Wood Park - Dog Park
The Piney Wood Dog Park will be closed for maintenance Monday, November 4-Friday, November 8. Maintenance will include fence repairs, and is weather permitting.

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

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