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.

Burton Park

The sidewalk on Ridgeway Avenue will be widened and ADA accessible curb ramps will be installed on Sima Avenue and Lakeland Avenue. Construction is expected to begin Thursday, June 23 and be completed by early July 2022. During construction, the park, playground and shelter will remain open.

Downtown Durham Skate Park

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

East End Park

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

Hillside Park - Pool & Sprayground

The Pool and Sprayground at Hillside Park are receiving new pumps. The Pool and Sprayground are closed until the project has been completed.

Lakeview Park

Beginning January 2022, Lakeview Park will begin construction on various park amenities. The old restroom building has been demolished and will be replaced in late Fall 2022. The basketball court has been repaired and restriped and minor repair work was completed 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 Spring 2022.

Lyon Park

Lyon Park is a multi-use community park in West Central Durham situated between West End, Morehead Hill, Forest Hills, and Lakewood Park neighborhoods. The Lyon Park Plan created in 2018 identified a variety of opportunities to add new features and increase positive activity throughout the park. Community engagement opportunities will begin Summer 2022 and construction is expected to be completed in Fall 2023. For more information, visit the General Services - Lyon Park Renovations page.

Merrick-Moore Park - Playground

We're excited to move on to the next phase of enhancements at Merrick-Moore Park. This will include a playground, art sculptures, walking trails, and other park amenities scheduled to be complete in early 2023. Based on public feedback provided in Fall 2021, we're ready to choose the design for the new playground to be installed near the picnic shelter. Share your feedback and complete the online survey by Friday, July 15.

Morreene Road Park

Park beautification efforts will take place at Morreene Road Park through June 2022. In addition, repair work will be completed for erosion as well as basketball court maintenance. This project is expected to be completed in June 2022.

Northgate Park

Stormwater infrastructure replacement work will be taking place on W. Club Boulevard between Acadia Street and Farthing Street. Vehicular traffic will periodically be reduced to single lane closures with detours in place. Portions of the sidewalk on the Northgate Park side of W. Club Boulevard will be closed. Construction is expected to be completed August 2022.

Piney Wood Park - Athletic Court Lighting

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

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 Summer 2022.

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

Rock Quarry Park - Restrooms Closed

The restrooms at Rock Quarry Park are closed due to underground blockage. While the restrooms are under maintenance, a portable restroom is available for use.

Rock Quarry Park - Scout Memorial Dog Park

Rock Quarry Park will be home to a new dog park in Durham, the Scout Memorial Dog Park. It will be located between the Vietnam Memorial/Rock Quarry Spur Trail and Loop Trail. Vegetation removal took place in March 2022. Construction is expected to be completed in Summer 2022.

Rocky Creek Trail

The bridge near Rocky Creek Trail at Corona St will be removed. A portion of the trail will be closed for a fay days while heavy equipment is in use. This project is expected to be completed by Spring 2022.

Snow Hill Park - Soccer Fields 1 & 2

Due to extensive damage to the fields, the Snow Hill Road Park Soccer Fields 1 and 2, located at 619 Snow Hill Road, are closed for maintenance and repair until further notice.

Solite Park

The volleyball courts at Solite Park are under repair due to sidewalk construction impacts. Construction is expected to be completed in July 2022. The park is open but please be aware and avoid areas with ongoing construction.

Trail Repairs

Repaving of the existing asphalt on various trails throughout Durham began Spring 2022. The trails are being repaved to fix cracking, potholes, and minor drainage issues and add a center dashed line. While under construction, portions of the trails will be closed until complete. Construction is expected to be completed Spring 2023. For additional information about this project, visit the City of Durham Public Works page and check out the 2022-2023 Trail Repair Project Map.

Current Closures

  • The portion of South Ellerbee Creek Trail, between W. Club Boulevard to Dacian Avenue, is closed for repairs until construction is complete. Expected to be completed July 8. View the Detour Map for recommended alternative routes. 
  • The portion of West Ellerbee Creek Trail, between Maryland Avenue and Albany Street, is closed for repairs until construction is complete. Expected to be completed July 8. View the Detour Map for recommended alternative routes. 
  • The portion of Rocky Creek Trail, between the American Tobacco Trail and NC 55 is closed for repairs until construction is complete. Expected to be completed July 15. View the Detour Map for recommended alternative routes. 
  • The New Hope Creek Trail, between the traffic circle in the Park and Old Chapel Hill Road is closed for repairs until construction is complete. Expected to be completed July 29. View the Detour Map for recommended alternative routes. 

Upcoming Closures

  • The portion of Warren Creek Trail, between Horton Road and Stadium Drive, is expected to be closed in early July. View the Detour Map for recommended alternative routes.

Now Open

  • The portion of Ellerbee Creek Trail between W. Murray Avenue and Stadium Drive is now open.
  • The portion of Ellerbee Creek Trail between Stadium Drive and Lavender Avenue is now open. 
  • The portion of Ellerbee Creek Trail between Lavender Avenue and Club Blvd is now open.

Please note, once a portion of the trail is closed for repair, the site is considered an active construction zone and must be avoided due to the dangerous conditions. Interruptions, such as foot traffic and use of the trail, during the repair process will cause delays in reopening the trail. Please be mindful of the barricades and signage, which signify a trail closure. Trail users are encouraged to discover and use other trails during that period of time.

Valley Springs Park

The park entrance sign will be removed and replaced beginning June 22 through June 23. The park will remain open during construction.

Westover Park

The Maryland Ave bridge will be removed Summer 2022 for public safety. Construction is expected to be completed December 2022.