Construction Projects and Maintenance

Construction at Park

Construction Projects and Maintenance

Learn about construction projects and maintenance taking place at Durham parks, trails and facilities. Stay up to date with the latest details and information on improvements.

Bethesda Park - Sewer Construction Project

Due to a sewer construction project, foot traffic to certain areas in Bethesda Park is limited. Park users should use caution when accessing the trails in the park. 

The disc golf course at Bethesda Park is closed until further notice.

Crest Street Park

The restroom building has been replaced with a year-round CXT restroom building, featuring 2 all-gender bathrooms to use. Restroom is closed until plumbing, electrical hook-ups, and inspections are complete. Estimated opening of the restrooms is Spring 2022.

Check out the process for installing a year-round restroom on the DPR YouTube Channel.

Downtown Durham Skate Park

The Downtown Durham Skate Park will be receiving additions to the plaza. Construction is expected to be completed March 2022. During construction to the plaza, the Skate Park will remain open.

East End Park and Piney Wood Park - Athletic Court Lighting

East End Park and Piney Wood Park will be receiving new athletic court lighting, specifically at the basketball court and pickleball courts. Construction is expected to be completed Spring 2022.

Edison Johnson Recreation Center

A portion of the parking lot at Edison Johnson Recreation Center will be undergoing sewer line repair. Construction is expected to begin late January 2022. Estimated completion is April 2022.

Lakeview Park

Beginning January 2022, Lakeview Park will begin construction on various park amenities. The old restroom building will be demolished in Winter 2022 and replaced in late Fall 2022. The basketball court will be repaired and restriped. Minor repair work will be done to the sidewalks and culverts.

Long Meadow Park

The ballfield dugouts at Long Meadow Park are being removed and replaced. Construction is expected to be completed in February 2022.

Park on Hoover Road Construction Project

Opening soon in East Durham! This 50 acre site is located off Hoover Road across from the Wheels Fun Park. Features of the park include a tournament level Athletic Park consisting of three natural turf soccer fields, a competition natural turf field, parking, picnic shelter and restroom building. A playground, walking trails and other park amenities will be installed by Summer 2022. For more information about this project, including community engagement opportunities, visit the Park on Hoover Road Construction page

Red Maple Park

The restroom building has been replaced with a year-round CXT restroom building, featuring 2 all-gender bathrooms to use. Restroom is closed until plumbing, electrical hook-ups, and inspections are complete. Estimated opening of the restrooms is Spring 2022.

Check out the process for installing a year-round restroom on the DPR YouTube Channel.

Rockwood Park - Youth Playground Structure Closed

New playground equipment coming soon! The new equipment and colors have been selected! The youth playground structure has been removed. 

As of January 7, a large tree has fallen into the play area and we are working with Urban Forestry to have it removed. Once cleared, staff will assess the damage for potential repairs and install safety surfacing! Construction is expected to be completed in Spring 2022.

Rock Quarry Park

Construction is underway at Rock Quarry Park and is expected to be completed Spring 2022. Please stay safe and respect construction fencing and signage.

Rock Quarry Park will receive some new park amenities to include a stage platform with electrical service upgrades, an accessible path, a planted stormwater basin, water service, stream bank restoration, and a new 12’ wide bridge and park entrance over Ellerbee Creek near the National Guard Armory. The park's new features will also include a sculpture art structure and a dog park.

Renovations will take place through the Fall, weather permitting. During construction, the field will be closed to allow heavy equipment, demolition, earthmoving, and paving in the park. Work will also be taking place alongside the Vietnam Veterans Trail. Parking near the tennis courts may be limited at times. The restroom at the tennis courts will be renovated as well. The tennis courts will remain open.

Visit the  General Services - Rock Quarry Park page for additional information.

Solite Park

The volleyball courts at Solite Park are under repair due to sidewalk construction impacts. Construction is expected to be completed in February 2022.

Trail Repairs - Ellerbee Creek, South Ellerbee Creek & West Ellerbee Creek

Repaving of the existing asphalt on various trails will start Spring 2022. Once under construction, portions of the trails will be closed until complete. More information coming soon!

Valley Springs Park - ADA Improvements & Disc Golf 

Valley Springs Park will undergo accessibility improvements to include a year-round restroom, parking spaces, seating areas with companion benches, a water fountain, and improvements to sidewalks. The project also includes renovations to existing men’s and women’s restrooms, demolition and abandonment of a failed septic system, restroom connection to City sewer service, and replacement landscaping.

The year-round restroom is scheduled to be opened by early February 2022.

Visit the General Services - Valley Springs Park ADA Improvements page for additional information.

Due to construction, the disc golf course baskets at holes 12 and 13 have temporarily been removed.

Valley Springs Park - Playground

The Valley Springs Park Playground is being replaced. The structure and colors have been voted on and chosen by residents. Demolition and replacement will take place late Spring 2022. The play area will be closed during construction.

West Point on the Eno - Paving Project

The North entrance of West Point on the Eno, leading to the Environmental Educational Pavilion, will be closed in February 2022 for paving. 

West Point on the Eno - Sewer Relocation Project

The Department of Water Management is undertaking a sanitary sewer relocation project within the historic area of West Point on the Eno, located at 5101 N Roxboro Street, near the Mill. The existing sewer is in poor condition and has the potential to leak. Given its proximity to the Eno River and the West Point on the Eno park, the department will be relocating and installing new pipe. The work began with select tree removal, followed by drilling/blasting of bedrock, and then pipe installation. 

A preconstruction inspection of the Mill and nearby structures has been completed to avoid any damage. A mill wright will be on hand to monitor the mill structure. Much of the lower portions of the park will be closed to vehicles during construction, and pedestrians must use caution and follow construction signage. Closure of this portion of the park will begin on Monday, November 1, 2021 and will take several weeks until completion.