After School Programs

Durham Parks and Recreation offers a balanced mix of academic support, sports, recreational and cultural activities for elementary, middle and high school for traditional and year round students depending on the site.

  • Ages - see After School Program Sites for details
  • Monday - Friday, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. (2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. for middle school and high school students)
  • Early Release: 1:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Elementary) | noon - 6 p.m. (Explore)

Registration is ongoing at the center of your choice.

Children Playing 4-Square


Resident TypeFee
City Resident$1,188
Non-City Resident$1,413
Fees listed above are for the entire school year. Fees are based on registration date and are prorated. Registrants may select their own individual payment plan (weekly, biweekly, every other week or monthly). 

Sliding Fee Scale

A sliding fee scale may be used to reduce the amount paid for after school programs. The scale ranges from 10-100% and is based on income, number of members per household, and special circumstances affecting the applicant’s ability to pay. Applications are available online, at the administrative office or any recreation center. If approved, the reduced fee is valid for one year.


Our transportation program is growing! Transportation is free from the following schools to DPR after school sites for youth ages 5-12 and for special program teens ages 13-21.

Holton Career & Resource Center I. R. Holmes, Sr. Recreation Center at Campus Hills W.D. Hill Recreation Center Walltown Park Recreation Center
Oak Grove Elementary
Southwest Elementary C.C. Spaulding Elementary
Hillandale Elementary
Spring Valley Elementary Parkwood Elementary Fayetteville Elementary E.K. Powe Elementary

Hope Valley Elementary Eno Valley Elementary

Early release times will vary for each school, and will be 2 hours before the scheduled release time.

Transportation to all other DPR After School Programs is provided by Durham Public Schools. Families interested in setting up transportation from a school to a recreation center will need to contact Durham Public Schools Transportation.

Inclusion Services

DPR strives to make our programs, services and facilities accessible for all individuals and families, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, martial status, sexual orientation or ability level.