Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) coordinates a wide variety of sports for all ages. From volleyball to soccer, kickball to basketball, there are lots of opportunities to Play More with DPR.

Inclement Weather

Weather cancellation information: 919-560-4636, Press the appropriate number below. 

  1. Field rentals
  2. Adult Softball
  3. Little Tykes
  4. Soccer
  5. Pickleball
  6. Tennis (leagues and lessons)
  7. Outdoor Recreation
  8. Special events
  9. All other groups

Athletic Field Rentals

DPR offers rentals of ballfields, soccer fields, multipurpose fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, and futsal courts. Visit the Athletic Field Rental page for more information.

Athletic Field Community Open Play Days

DPR offers free Community Open Play Days on designated fields. The Community Open Play is designed to give free athletic field access to all individuals and families. Fields are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and we ask that you limit play to 1 hour while others are waiting.

Athletic Field Community Open Play Days will be offered at the C.M. Herndon Park - Championship Artificial Turf Field. Visit our ActiveNet calendar for the current availability and light schedule.

DPR also offers Community Open Play Days on select Basketball and Tennis Courts.


DPR is always looking for volunteers. The following programs rely on volunteer assistance:

  • Little Tykes Basketball
  • Little Tykes Soccer
  • Bitty Ball
  • Youth Basketball
  • DPR Tennis Academy
  • Co-Ed Soccer Academy
  • Durham Girls Soccer League
  • Pickleball Programs

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the Volunteer Application Form and an Athletics staff member will be in touch.

Athletics Contact

For more information on any of our athletic programs please call (919) 560-4355.

Thank you to Harris Teeter for being a sponsor of
DPR's Youth Athletic Leagues!

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