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Morreene Road Park

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Features

  1. Baseball / Softball Field - Youth
  2. Basketball
  3. Fenced in Playground
  4. Picnic Shelter
  5. Picnic Tables
  6. Playground (Ages 2-12)
  7. Restrooms
  8. Swings - Standard
  9. Swings - Toddler (Bucket Swing)
  10. Tennis Backboard
  11. Tennis Courts
  12. Water Fountain

Morreene Road Park

Morreene Road Park is an 11.96 acre park, and is also the site of Durham's very first purpose-built ADA accessible play structure. The park is also the office location for Durham Parks and Recreation's Outdoor Recreation staff.

Upcoming Tennis Court Closures
The tennis courts at Rock Quarry Park, Whippoorwill Park, Southern Boundaries Park, Elmira Avenue Park, East End Park, and Morreene Road Park will be closed to the public for the USTA 40 and Over State Championships, Thursday, June 24 through Sunday, June 27.

Picnic Shelter

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

Athletic Rentals

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

Playground

The playground at Morreene Road Park offers an accessible play area for ages 2-12. It features safety ramps, a Braille clock and alphabet, and a flat rubber surface that is firm enough for wheelchairs.

Public Art

Artist: Muriel Epling
Completed: July 2019

As part of renovations to Morreene Road Park, the City of Durham selected Muriel Epling to create a public art installation. Her design includes a textured wall showcasing the American Sign Language alphabet and "Play More" spelled out by relief sculptures of hands, design elements along with safety railing, and stamped stencils along the sidewalk pairing with the mosaic figures on the textured wall.

Textured Wall showcasing the American Sign Language alphabet at Morreene Road Park

Park History

A document in the Duke University Archives notes that in August, 1922, Ben and Dora Bridgers bought two lots of the former W.T. Redmond farm south of “Hillsboro” Road. They opened a dairy on the site and named it for a combination of Dora Bridgers’ brothers’ middle names: Vester Morris Dorrity and Robert Greene Dorrity—thus the Morreene Dairy. When the City extended that dead end road in the 1930s to connect with Erwin Road, it was officially named the “Morreene Dairy Road.” In September 1958, the City Council changed the name to simply “Morreene Road.”