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  1. Basketball Court
  2. Grill
  3. Picnic Shelter
  4. Picnic Tables
  5. Playground (Ages 2-12)
  6. Recreation Center
  7. Swings - Disc Swing
  8. Water Fountain
Burton Park Water Quality Notice

thumbnail_Burton Park Notice SM (NextDoor)The City of Durham found an illegal discharge upstream of the creek running through Burton Park (1501 Sima Avenue) in the Third Fork Creek watershed. Chemical testing is underway to see how the creek downstream of this discharge is affected. Out of an abundance of caution, wading and/or playing in the creek is not allowed.

Brenntag Mid-South, Incorporated (Brenntag) tested water on their property located at 2000 E. Pettigrew St. The tests found high levels of toluene, ethanol, and acetone in water at the edge of the property boundary. The location failed the test for chronic toxicity, a measure of how a certain mix of chemicals can harm animals in the water over time. 

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Burton Park

Burton Park is a 10.34 acre park located in East Central Durham.

In partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) and KABOOM!, the playground structure at Burton Park was replaced in May 2022, with the purpose of providing hundreds of kids access to a safe, high-quality place to play.

Picnic Shelter

Visit the picnic shelter rentals page for complete details on renting the shelter at Burton Park.

 Athletic Rentals

Visit the athletic rentals page for complete details on renting a court or field at Burton Park.