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Long Meadow Park

Features

  1. Baseball / Softball Field - Youth
  2. Basketball
  3. Field Lights
  4. Greenway / Trail Access
  5. Grill
  6. Picnic Shelter
  7. Picnic Tables
  8. Playground (Ages 5-12)
  9. Pool
  10. Restrooms
  11. Swings - Standard
  12. Swings - Toddler (Bucket Swing)
  13. Water Fountain
Long Meadow Park has something for everyone including a playground, baseball/softball field, basketball court, and greenway/trail access.

Visit the picnic shelter rentals page for complete details on renting the picnic shelter at Long Meadow Park.

Long Meadow Park also includes an outdoor pool that is open during the summer months!

History


The East End neighborhood was developed from former farmland in the late 1890s to provide homes for Durham's growing number of industrial workers. The City also located buildings here, including the distinctive 1925 stone and mortar building at the corner of Gilbert Street and N. Alston Avenue that started as a stable for the City's fire engine horses. In 1932, local philanthropists John Sprunt Hill and Annie Watts Hill donated land along Goose Creek to form the two parks that are today known as East End Park and Long Meadow Park. Long Meadow Park was upgraded with Works Progress Administration funding in 1937 with the installation of a swimming pool. Both parks have received significant renovations in following years, including ball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, a spray ground, and new playgrounds.