Splash & Play Project

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Splash & Play Project

This project will be the culmination of the City of Durham’s effort to develop park projects for the Long Meadow and East End Parks and the former Wheels Fun Park. The primary intent is to evaluate and assess these park sites with the focus of identifying opportunities to implement recommendations included in the City’s 2013 Parks and Recreation Master Plan and the 2017 Aquatics Facilities Master Plan. The project will prioritize consideration of the former Wheels Fun Park for the development of a large outdoor aquatics facility and other programming possibilities. This project will also evaluate current recreation features available at East End and Long Meadow Parks to consider the potential for new recreation and aquatics features and to compliment the future R. Kelly Bryant Bridge Trail. Recommendations will be based on input that will be received through an extensive and equitable engagement process.  

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Community Engagement Calendar

For upcoming Phase II Community Engagement opportunities, view the online calendar. 
Please note: events are subject to change.

Phase II Community Engagement Events Coming Soon!

Phase I Engagement

This first phase of engagement focuses on the ‘ask’ of the community in gathering data related to what the issues and concerns they have about the existing sites, what aquatic or recreation opportunities they would most desire or benefit from, and other issues to be identified that would make this project a success for the community. A number of methods are used to engage with the community including this project webpage, community conversations and workshops, and pop-up engagement at community events and DPR programs.

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Residents Committee

A Residents Committee which reflects Durham and is diverse in race, gender, age, sexual orientation, language, geography, interests, and advocacy will meet monthly. Each member exhibited a commitment to, and connection with, their community through their ongoing work. They will provide input into the engagement approach, share the project within their network, provide input, review and comment on concept plans and studies, and attend events. Though these recreation projects are for the city-wide system, there is an emphasis on participation by residents of East Durham as the most impacted community. 

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Site Analysis and Existing Conditions

Site Analysis of Wheels Fun Park

Site Analysis of Wheels Fun Park April 2022

Site Analysis of Long Meadow Park

Site Analysis of Long Meadow Park April 2022

Site Analysis of East End Park

Site Analysis of East End Park April 2022

Existing Condition of Wheels Fun Park

Existing Condition of Wheels Fun Park April 2022

Existing Condition of Long Meadow Park

Existing Condition of Long Meadow Park April 2022

Existing Condition of East End Park

Existing Condition of East End Park April 2022

Historical Photos

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