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All patrons must wear proper swimming attire in the pool. There are additional exceptions for the outdoor pools which are: males can wear athletic shorts with a functional drawstring and boxers/briefs underneath and females can wear athletic shorts with a functional drawstring and panties underneath. Females can also wear a t-shirt with a sports bra underneath.
We do not provide towels. All of the pools have lockers available for patron use. Patrons are encouraged to bring a lock to secure their belongings.
U.S Coast Guard approved flotation devices (life jackets) are allowed but not inflatable devices or toys. Parents must remain with children in flotation devices and they are not allowed in the deep end. There are a limited number of life jackets available for patron use at each pool.
During recreational swim, only goggles, which cover just the eyes, are allowed. Masks, fins, and snorkels are allowed during lap swim times and snorkel classes.
During recreational swim noodles, kickboards and other swim and exercise aides are not permitted. Toys such as squirt guns, balls and other items that endanger the safety or enjoyment of other swimmers are not permitted.
Yes, if your child is 5 years old or younger, and/or is less than 4 feet tall, an adult, 18 years or older, must be in the water with them. Children 6 to 9 years old who are more than 4 feet tall can swim on their own, but an adult must be present in the pool area with them.
If you would like to exercise on your own you can come during any of the lap swim times. Recreational swim is unstructured time for everyone.
Turf Field with lights
$60 per hour
Turf Field without light
$40 per hour
Herndon Small Turf Field with lights
Herndon Small Turf Field without lights
$20 per hour
Grass Field with lights
Grass Field without lights
Courts (Basketball and Futsal)
$5 per hour
$3 per hour per court
A Certificate of Insurance is a document that proves that the applicant has Comprehensive General Liability insurance to cover any liability claims, whether personal or damage, which may occur during use of the park property. The City of Durham must be named an additional insured on the policy.
Please visit the Field Options and Dimensions section on the Durham Parks and Recreation website.
We encourage community events that are open to the public! Any organized event on DPR property must have an approved / issued permit.
You can pay in-person or online. Visit our website and log in for more information.
At the approved start time of your rental and someone is still on the field, show them the permit and ask them to leave. If they do not leave, call the non-emergency police number 919-560-4600.
Each organization should have only one contact person that a DPR staff member will work with. If there is to be a change in your DPR contact, we will let you know right away. If your organization plans on appointing a new point of contact, we ask that you give us as much notice as possible.
If you are looking for exclusive use of the field, you will need to fill out a Field Request Form on our website. If you are just checking for availability, you can call 919-560-4355 and ask to speak with someone in Athletics in regards to field availability. Any organized activities will require a permit.
You can pay your balance at any recreation center or at our downtown office at 400 Cleveland Street. We encourage our customers to pay online. You will need to create your account if one has not been created for you. Click here for more information about how to log-in to your account.
No, only run the vehicle to clear your windows.
Due to social distancing protocols we ask that all patrons remain in their vehicle. However, you can sit in the box of your truck or park your SUV backward and open your hatch. Please keep at least a 6-foot distance from others for the health and safety of everyone attending.
Parking attendants will direct you to your parking space. We will be spacing the cars out so that we can plan for social distancing measures. We will also park more compact cars closer to the screen and taller vehicles a bit further away. Please note that there will not be a bad seat in the house so to speak. The screen will be elevated and have a clear line of sight from all parking spaces.
No, remember there are cars driving around and restrictions on physical distancing are in place. Please keep yourself and your family members inside the vehicle unless you are visiting a food truck or need to use the restroom facilities.
No dogs or pets are permitted on the grounds. Staff will refuse admission to those bringing pets in. If found after you park you will be asked to leave.
Yes, restrooms will be provided. Protocols for physical distancing are in place and a washroom attendant will be disinfecting handles and faucets regularly.
Smoking is prohibited. There will not be any designated smoking areas available
No. Leave it at home. No consumption of alcohol or smoking/vaping of any kind will be allowed on the premises. Driving while under the influence is illegal.
No. Reservations will be taken online until we are full or until 3 p.m. on the day of the event.
The movie plays rain or shine or snow. In the case of fog or high winds, and we are unable to see the movie on the screen, the event will be rescheduled to the next night if possible. If rescheduling to the following evening is not possible, the event will be canceled. Please check the Bull City Reels on Wheels page for updates.
Yes. We do not shut the gates unless we are full. You can come in anytime during the movie.
A car is required to participate in the drive-in.
No. Every parking spot is first-come, first-serve. Vehicles will be assigned spots in the order that they arrive.
Yes. You can pull in backwards and sit in the back of your vehicle. However, your back hatch must be tied down to the level of your roof so that you won’t block people behind you. Vehicles that plan to open their hatch will be placed further back from the screen.
No. Please see the staff in the event you have an emergency and need to leave. They will help safely guide you out of the event are. For the most part, no in and out privileges.
Volume and bass are restricted especially if other patrons complain; use your common sense. In the event of complaints, the sound must be turned down. Also, we only allow patrons to listen to our station while on the property (including before and during the shows and intermission). If you are playing a commercial station or a CD make sure you can only hear it in your own vehicle. Again, it’s always good to check with your neighbors on this sort of thing before they might complain to us. If you refuse to abide by these rules you will be asked to leave the premises.
Yes. That’s the nice thing about going to the drive-in, you can talk during the movie! However, please be considerate of those around you; don’t yell or use profanity to disturb others. Think about what you do before you do it.
Every vehicle is different. You will need to Google or contact your manufacturer on how to keep your lights off when the key is on. Please do this before coming to the Drive-in. One common way is to just turn your auto lights off. Another is to turn your vehicle off, apply the parking brake and the lights will stay off. This does not work for all vehicles. If this does not work, please bring cardboard to cover your headlights. Every car has a trick to keeping the running lights off.
Leaving your radio on should not kill your battery. In the event that it does die, please have a pair of jumper cables on hand for assistance.
We will advertise the movies on the Bull City Reels on Wheels page and as well as the DPR Facebook page. Movies are subject to change without notice.
The parking lot has a capacity of 75 cars considering the physical distancing plans that will be in place.
The park Drive-In’s screen stands 4 feet off the ground and is 20 feet high by 40 feet wide.
The City of Durham assumes NO RESPONSIBILITY for Injury, property loss, illness, or damage of any kind. City Staff reserve the right to adopt or change any rule at any time, with or without notice, to best serve our customer and staff’s safety as well as our best business practice.
An in-person meeting to reserve the Durham Armory for the following year.
The meeting will take place at The Durham Armory, 220 Foster Street, Durham, NC.
We do not have onsite parking. You must park in the Parking Garage or any available Street Parking. Please be mindful that this is pay parking.
We recommend setting aside 2 to 3 hours for the meeting. It takes a while to go through all the numbers in order, set up all the reservations, and take payments.
We will not take reservations for the Durham Armory via email or telephone until after the annual meeting.
Most, if not all Saturday's are usually taken during the annual meeting. The best chance to get your preferred date is to attend the annual meeting.
Yes, but they will be required to:
Every client will be given the opportunity to pick a number. This number will determine what order you will be called to pick your date. If your date is already taken by either another client or Durham Parks and Recreation, you will need to choose an alternate date. We suggest you have at least 3 dates to choose from.
No, only one representative from each party will be allowed to draw a number. If we find that anyone has violated this policy, those individuals will be removed from the process. Seating in the lobby is limited, so please do not bring large groups or children who need supervision. Spanish translators will be available to assist anyone who needs an interpreter.
Yes, you will be required to pay the security deposit and application fee before leaving. If you cannot pay the fee, we will remove the reservation and open the date up for another client. All other usage fees will be due 45 days prior to the requested date of use.
You may reserve consecutive dates (ex. Friday for a rehearsal dinner and Saturday for a wedding or you could reserve both Thursday and Friday for a concert that takes place on two consecutive evenings). We will not allow groups to reserve multiple dates if they are not consecutive (ex. hosting a concert in March and then another in June). For clients wanting multiple dates, you will only be permitted to select one date at a time per turn.
After all the numbers have been called, that will conclude the first round and the second round will begin. Numbers will be called in the same order.
Once numbers are being drawn, no new clients will be able to enter the room until everyone has drawn a number. After everyone in the room has drawn a number, new clients will be assigned the next number as they arrive. (ex. If 35 clients have drawn, the next person to arrive will be assigned number 36 and so on)
Our system is set-up to reserve facilities for every “Activity Number.” Your child’s activity number, whether it be the 6-8 division, the 9-10 division, or the 11-13 division, is associated with a field in our system when you register, but not for practices or games. At this time, coaches decide when and where practices will be based on our field availability, and they are consistent throughout the season. Your coach will let you know about your practice day, time, and location after registration is closed and you have been assigned to a team. The majority of coaches do not change their practice day, time, or location in-between seasons, but they do have the ability to do so.
Starting in the fall 2019 season, the only exception that will be made for players to register for an older division will be if their pre-existing team decides to move up, and they want to stay with their team. We are not able to allow individuals to play up based off of size or skill level, but will make exceptions if a player wants to stay with their team.
If your schedule has changed, or you were dissatisfied with the team you were on in the previous season, you will certainly need to let the league coordinator know. If your schedule has changed, simply adjust that information when registering. If you were dissatisfied with the previous coach or team, please contact the league coordinator immediately and inform him/her of any issues. If you have any issues during the season, please contact the league coordinator immediately.
Uniforms are handed out to the coaches during the first few practices of the fall season. Please be sure to update your child’s shirt size every time you register. If you are registering your daughter to play in DGSL for the first time in the spring, your coach will give you a shirt at one of your first practices.
The league coordinator attempts each season to create rosters based off of every registrant’s requests. There will be situations in which siblings, friends, classmates, or neighbors cannot be placed on the same team, practice night or location, but the coordinator takes all requests into account and will manage the rosters accordingly. When registering, please indicate any preference or request at the time of registration. If a certain “request” is absolutely necessary, then please indicate that as well. If these requests/needs are unable to be met, the league coordinator will contact you after registration is complete.
The High Ropes Discovery Course is designed to challenge an individual’s perceived limitations and sense of adventure, as well as build self-esteem and teach reliance upon others. Above all, it’s intended as an enjoyable “peak” experience for participants.
In general, the course is for group use. Groups can be made of several families who want to try the course or other community and corporate groups. Individuals who wish to try the course may register for the High Ropes Discovery Day programs which are offered at various times throughout the year.
The course is open to participants 7 years and older. Youth ages 7 to 9 must have a parent accompany and guide them on the course.
Every group is different, but a program typically lasts four hours from ground school to course completion.
Athletic-type wear is recommended-clothing in which you can move comfortably. Closed-toe shoes are required for participation.
Our fees are competitively set for the Triangle market and are approved by Durham City Council on an annual basis. Because they are approved annually, we do not have the ability to negotiate fees.
Not at the moment, but coming soon!
A $100 deposit is due within five (5) business days of initial consultation and commitment; full payment, with registration forms, is due by the day before the scheduled program or within thirty (30) days, whichever is sooner.
The number of participants we take on the course at any given time is age-dependent, so we recommend you call and discuss your group’s makeup.
The course is located in Bethesda Park at 1814 Stage Road in Durham.
Programs go forward in mild inclement weather, i.e. light rain, light wind and chilly weather. Extreme heat (95 degrees+), cold, wind and dangerous storm conditions which endanger the safety of the participant may result in the postponement or cancellation of the program.
At its peak, the course is 55 feet high!
The High Ropes Discovery Course allows individuals to choose their own path through the structure, as opposed to having a pre-determined route. That flexibility empowers participants to decide how much challenge they desire.
In addition to years of outdoor leadership experience, our staff are all Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) certified high and low course practitioners.