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Morreene Road Park

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Features

  1. Baseball / Softball Field - Youth
  2. Basketball
  3. Fenced in Playground
  4. Picnic Shelter
  5. Picnic Tables
  6. Playground (Ages 2-12)
  7. Restrooms
  8. Swings - Standard
  9. Swings - Toddler (Bucket Swing)
  10. Tennis Courts
  11. Water Fountain

Morreene Road Park is an 11.96 acre park, and is also the site of Durham's very first purpose-built ADA accessible play structure. The park is also the office location for Durham Parks and Recreation's Outdoor Recreation staff.

Visit the picnic shelter rentals page for complete details on renting the shelter at Morreene Road Park.

Visit the athletic rentals page for complete details on renting a court at Morreene Road Park.

Playground


The playground at Morreene Road Park offers an accessible play area for ages 2-12. It features safety ramps, a Braille clock and alphabet, and a flat rubber surface that is firm enough for wheelchairs.

Public Art


A permanent public art piece by artist Muriel Epling spans throughout the railing and sidewalks of the park. The design includes a textured wall showcasing the American Sign Language alphabet and "Play More" spelled out by relief sculptures of hands, design elements along the safety railing, and stamped stencils along the sidewalk pairing with tactile, mosaic figures on the textured wall.

History


A document in the Duke University Archives notes that in August, 1922, Ben and Dora Bridgers bought two lots of the former W.T. Redmond farm south of “Hillsboro” Road. They opened a dairy on the site and named it for a combination of Dora Bridgers’ brothers’ middle names: Vester Morris Dorrity and Robert Greene Dorrity—thus the Morreene Dairy. When the City extended that dead end road in the 1930s to connect with Erwin Road, it was officially named the “Morreene Dairy Road.” In September 1958, the City Council changed the name to simply “Morreene Road.”