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Durham Parks and Recreation News Flash

Posted on: February 5, 2019

Park and Trail Maintenance

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) has been removed. The small play structure for children ages 2-5 has been removed due to additional damage found. Please utilize the toddler playground down the hill from the main playground.

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

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).

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

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