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Durham Parks & Recreation

  1. DPR Closed Good Friday

    April 10, 2020, All Day

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  2. CANCELED - History Hike: Sennett's Hole

    April 11, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ West Point on the Eno

    Have you ever wondered who the "Sennett" in "Sennett's Hole" is? In the 1750s, a man named Michael Synnott built a mill above this beloved swimming hole. Come hear the tale of a colorful colonial settler as we make the trek to his old mill site. This hike will be about three miles long. We will meet at the West Point Mill.

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  3. CANCELED - Full Moon Fever Bike Ride

    April 11, 2020, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ American Tobacco Trail

    Experience the American Tobacco Trail at night at our Full Moon Fever Bike Ride with the Durham Community Trail Watch group!

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  4. CANCELED - Durham Senior Games Opening Ceremony

    April 13, 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Community Family Life & Recreation Center at Lyon Park

    Participants age 50+ are encouraged to come out and celebrate the start of the Durham Senior Games and view the performing arts and cheerleader performances.

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  5. CANCELED - Muddy Boots

    April 14, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Environmental Education Pavilion at West Point on the Eno

    Adventure in nature with your preschooler at the West Point on the Eno Environmental Education Pavilion. We'll read a nature-themed book, then take a walk on the wild side to find the nature right outside our door. Children must be accompanied by a parent, and of course, wear boots or sneakers that can get a little dirty! Parents must accompany children. Preregistration is required.

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  6. CANCELED - Time Travelers' Trunk

    April 16, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ West Point on the Eno

    Pack your traveling trunk! We are going back in time to explore the history that surrounds us. Each third Thursday, bring your preschooler for an hour of history-themed reading and activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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  7. CANCELED - Garden For Wildlife: Pollinator Paradise

    April 18, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Environmental Education Pavilion at West Point on the Eno

    A healthy Durham community includes a healthy community of pollinators and plants! Learn how to build a colorful pollinator paradise in your home garden to attract beneficial wildlife. Preregistration is required.

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  8. CANCELED - Teens-N-Trees

    April 18, 2020, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Weaver Street Recreation Center

    Teens will be introduced to entry level hiking, camping, and leave no trace principles as we explore local trails and parks.

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  9. CANCELED - Walltown Park Recreation Center Spring Blast

    April 18, 2020, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Walltown Park

    Join us for our 1st Walltown Park Recreation Center Spring Blast. Bring family and friends of all ages and enjoy games, face painting, food trucks and much more! This event will be a memorable one!

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  10. CANCELED - High Ropes Discovery Day

    April 18, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Bethesda Park

    Come explore Durham Parks and Recreation's high ropes course and navigate a variety of obstacles, some reaching 55 feet in the air! Ages 7 and up; children ages 7-9 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Preregistration is required.

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  11. CANCELED - High Ropes Discovery Day

    April 18, 2020, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM @ Bethesda Park

    Come explore Durham Parks and Recreation's high ropes course and navigate a variety of obstacles, some reaching 55 feet in the air! Ages 7 and up; children ages 7-9 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Preregistration is required.

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  12. CANCELED - Kids' Biathlon

    April 18, 2020, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Rock Quarry Park

    The Kids' Biathlon is a non-competitive fitness event for children ages 5 to 12. Participants will be grouped by age, and there will also be a "partner" category, allowing children to participate alongside an adult. The event will begin with a swim in the indoor Edison Johnson pool, followed by a run through the adjacent Rock Quarry Park. Swimming and running distances will vary by age. Everyone will receive a participation medal. The goal is to finish and have fun!

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  13. CANCELED - High Ropes Discovery Day

    April 18, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Bethesda Park

    Come explore Durham Parks and Recreation's high ropes course and navigate a variety of obstacles, some reaching 55 feet in the air! Ages 7 and up; children ages 7-9 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Preregistration is required.

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  14. CANCELED - Durham Earth Day Festival

    April 19, 2020, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Durham Central Park

    Join us to enjoy a day filled with an eclectic mix of music, great food, hands-on environmental education activities and much more.

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  15. CANCELED - Hip Hop & Paint

    April 20, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Holton Career & Resource Center

    Time to Turn Up with painting, hip hop music, and conversation! Enjoy an evening of painting with all canvas paint and brushes included, Hip hop music provided. Spaces go fast for this course so get yours ASAP.

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  16. CANCELED - Holiday Cookie Decorating

    April 20, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Walltown Park Recreation Center

    Get your youth into the holiday spirit by creating some holiday cookies that taste as good as they look. Baked cookies will be ready for your child to decorate using icing and toppings.

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  17. CANCELED - Kids Pop & Paint

    April 20, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Holton Career & Resource Center

    Time to Turn Up with painting, popular music, dance and conversation! Enjoy an evening of art projects and the most popular music that kids listen to. Spaces go fast for this course so get yours ASAP. In order to participate, registrants must have completed 1st grade by the start of the program.

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  18. CANCELED - Storytime Stroll

    April 21, 2020, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Edison Johnson Recreation Center

    Take a walk with us through story time. Each session will feature a different story. Your preschooler will enjoy classics and discover new favorites. After a short stroll there will be time to create a story-related craft. Parent or guardian participation is encouraged for all ages, and required for walkers under age 3. Strollers and carries are welcome. No bikes, trikes, or scooters please.

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  19. CANCELED - Earth Day Arts and Crafts

    April 22, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ I.R. Holmes, Sr. Recreation Center at Campus Hills

    Preschoolers will create eco-friendly art projects using recycled products. They will learn about their natural environment and how to care for their home - planet earth. Snacks will be served.

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  20. CANCELED - Canvas and Cupcakes

    April 22, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Edison Johnson Recreation Center

    Love to create? Come create a masterpiece of your own. Enjoy painting your canvas and a cupcake treat too. Just bring the artist in you and be ready for some fun.

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  21. CANCELED - Fun Caravan

    April 22, 2020, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Northgate Park

    Fun Caravan is all about highlighting the fun, games, and exciting offerings at your local parks. Fun Caravan is a mobile recreation program that brings recreation to communities throughout Durham by providing a variety of fun, active, and recreational experiences for children up to 12 years old. The program offers a variety of unstructured activities from arts and crafts to traditional backyard games like hula hoops, jump ropes, stilts and corn hole. At Fun Caravan, we provide arts and crafts supplies and outdoor resources for games, and then encourage children and their parents to play freely! Allow you child to lead and create the games. When children are given the time a space to play liberally, they are able to practice decision making skills, reduce stress, and allow for social growth. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Weather permitting we will be at a park near you!

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  22. CANCELED - Durham Senior Games - Bowling

    April 24, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Village Lanes

    Participants age 50+ are encouraged to participate in singles, doubles, or mixed doubles bowling competitions. Your skill level is not important -- our goal is to have fun and fellowship!

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  23. CANCELED - Family Movie Night

    April 24, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ I.R. Holmes, Sr. Recreation Center at Campus Hills

    Bring your entire family to movie night at Campus Hills. On the 4th Friday of each month, we will enjoy popcorn, drinks, and a movie that the entire family will enjoy. Sit back, relax, and let us entertain you for the evening. Doors open at 5:30, Showtime is at 6 p.m.

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  24. CANCELED - Fourth Friday Fire

    April 24, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Environmental Education Pavilion at West Point on the Eno

    There may be nothing better than sitting next to a warm, crackling campfire. Durham Parks and Recreation Outdoor Recreation invites you to join us for a Fourth Friday Fire. Learn about the wonder of nature from knowledgeable staff while sitting by the fire. All ages (children must be accompanied by an adult). No cost, no pre-registration required.

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  25. CANCELED - Opening Reception: Annual Photography Show

    April 25, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ West Point on the Eno

    In this photography exhibit, Jon Twietmeyer's senior photography students at Riverside High School put four years of artistic exploration on display. Join Twietmeyer and students for an opening reception that will include a gallery talk and light refreshments. This event will be in the Hugh Mangum Museum of Photography.

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  26. CANCELED - NC Statewide Star Party

    April 25, 2020, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Old North Durham Park

    Celebrate this year's NC Statewide Star Party with DPR! Our knowledgeable staff will provide high powered binoculars and telescopes for high quality viewing. The program will feature astronomers from NASA, CHAOS, NCCU, and our very own DPR! Enjoy hands on activities and stargazing based on this year's theme: Seeing the Universe! Dress for the weather. This program is free and does not require registration.

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  27. CANCELED - Durham Senior Games - Golf

    April 27, 2020, 8:30 AM - 2:20 PM @ Hillandale Golf Course

    Participants age 50+ are encouraged to participate in an 18 hole competition style golf tournament.

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  28. CANCELED - Muddy Boots

    April 28, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Environmental Education Pavilion at West Point on the Eno

    Adventure in nature with your preschooler at the West Point on the Eno Environmental Education Pavilion. We'll read a nature-themed book, then take a walk on the wild side to find the nature right outside our door. Children must be accompanied by a parent, and of course, wear boots or sneakers that can get a little dirty! Parents must accompany children. Preregistration is required.

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  29. CANCELED - Durham Senior Games Closing Ceremony

    April 30, 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Durham Center for Senior Life

    Participants age 50+ are recognized for participating in the SilverArts and Games. Awards for the performing arts and SilverArts entries will be given out. There will also be performances to celebrate the closing of senior games.

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Durham Senior Games 2020

  1. DSG: Track Events - CANCELED

    April 14, 2020, 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Hillside High School

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  2. DSG: Field Events - CANCELED

    April 14, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Hillside High School

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  3. DSG: SilverStriders Fun Walk - CANCELED

    April 14, 2020, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Hillside High School

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  4. DSG: Horseshoes - CANCELED

    April 15, 2020, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ I. R. Holmes, Sr. Recreation Center at Campus Hills

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  5. DSG: Croquet - CANCELED

    April 15, 2020, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ I. R. Holmes, Sr. Recreation Center at Campus Hills

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  6. DSG: Pickleball - CANCELED

    April 16, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Bethesda Park

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  7. DSG: Shuffleboard - CANCELED

    April 17, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ W.D. Hill Recreation Center

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  8. DSG: Billiards - CANCELED

    April 17, 2020, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Durham Center for Senior Life

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  9. DSG: RAIN DATE - Track and Field - CANCELED

    April 18, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Hillside High School

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  10. DSG: Basketball Shooting - CANCELED

    April 20, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ W.D. Hill Recreation Center

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  11. DSG: Basketball 3 on 3 - CANCELED

    April 20, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ W.D. Hill Recreation Center

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  12. DSG: Bocce - CANCELED

    April 21, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Sandy Creek Park

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  13. DSG: Tennis - CANCELED

    April 21, 2020, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Hope Valley Country Club

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  14. DSG: RAIN DATE - Horseshoes & Croquet - CANCELED

    April 22, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ I.R. Holmes, Sr. Recreation Center at Campus Hills

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  15. DSG: RAIN DATE - Bocce - CANCELED

    April 23, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Sandy Creek Park

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  16. DSG: Badminton - CANCELED

    April 23, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Edison Johnson Recreation Center

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  17. DSG: Bowling - CANCELED

    April 24, 2020, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM @ Village Lanes

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  18. DSG: Cycling - CANCELED

    April 25, 2020, 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM @ School for Creative Studies

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  19. DSG: RAIN DATE - Cycling - CANCELED

    April 26, 2020, 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM @ School for Creative Studies

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  20. DSG: Golf - CANCELED

    April 27, 2020, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Hillandale Golf Course

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  21. DSG: SilverArts Set-up - CANCELED

    April 27, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Durham Center for Senior Life

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  22. DSG: RAIN DATE - Tennis - CANCELED

    April 27, 2020, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Hope Valley Country Club

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  23. DSG: SilverArts Visual, Literary, Heritage & Local Arts Showcase - CANCELED

    April 27, 2020, 2:00 PM - April 30, 2020, 7:30 PM @ Durham Center for Senior Life

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  24. DSG: RAIN DATE - Golf - CANCELED

    April 28, 2020, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Hillandale Golf Course

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  25. DSG: Cornhole - CANCELED

    April 28, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Community Family Life & Recreation Center at Lyon Park

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  26. DSG: Table Tennis - CANCELED

    April 29, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ I.R. Holmes, Sr. Recreation Center at Campus Hills

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  27. DSG: Swimming - CANCELED

    April 29, 2020, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ I.R. Holmes, Sr. Recreation Center at Campus Hills

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