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This year, avoid the long lines at the mall, and bring your kids to meet Santa at our recreation center. We will provide a digital photo of each child with Santa, cookies and milk, and a holiday art project. You may bring your own camera for additional photos. Ho, ho, ho!
Holton Career & Resource Center
Schools out but we're in! Come to Holton and hang out in our teen room and enjoy being out of school!
Valley Springs Park
The Playground at Valley Springs Park is being replaced...and we need your help to choose a design! Join us on Wednesday, December 8 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Valley Springs Park, located at 3805 Valley Springs Road. You'll be able to see larger versions of the playground submissions, vote for their favorite designs and engage with DPR staff. There will also be games and fun for the kids of all ages.
Get your preschool 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 sprinkles.
Edison Johnson Recreation Center
This event has been canceled.
Knock out some holiday shopping at the Jingle Bells Holiday Bazaar. Shop unique finds from local makers and more.
Participants will gain insight on how to use and program a DMX lighting controller for use with DMX light fixtures. Participants will create a light show, control colors, and movements of their lights. This skill can be applied to a variety of situations such as mood lighting, parties, theatre or even business purposes.
C.M. Herndon Park
Join us for the grand re-opening celebration of the CM Herndon Athletic Field, located at 511 Scott King Road.
Residents are invited to enjoy free play on the field on Saturday, December 11 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The official ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Light refreshments will be served.
Durham County Stadium
Join DPR for a 30-minute festive holiday themed laser light show! This free drive-in style event will offer music played through your car radio that is matched to the amazing light show viewed out your window. Reserve your parking spot today. Please remain in your car or assigned space unless visiting the restroom. Please visit www.dprplaymore.org for a full list of rules and answers to FAQs. The event is rain or shine but if the wind is too high or weather is too severe we will reschedule to the next night. Gates open 1 hour before show time.
At this we will be collecting non-perishable food items for those in need in our community. If you are able, please bring an item from each person in your car. These will be collected at check-in. This is not required but we hope to collect a bounty of food to share with those who need it.
Join us for our annual winter tradition! Enjoy refreshments, historic holiday decorations, festive music, and holiday crafts from yesteryear. No need to register - just come on out, rain or shine!
The Geminid Meteor Shower is the most prolific meteor shower of the year with up to 120 meteors per hour. Join us the evening of Monday, December 13th from 10pm-2am in the meadow at the West Point on the Eno Environmental Education Pavilion as we watch the spectacle. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate while lying on a blanket under the stars. No cost, no preregistration required.
It's the holiday season so get in the holiday spirit listening to holiday tunes and creating fun holiday cookies. Baked cookies will be ready for your child to decorate.
Join us for competitive trivia online using Zoom. This month's theme is about 2010 pop culture. There will be 4 rounds and the winner receives a prize!
It's the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season brings many reasons to celebrate so bring the whole family and spread love and cheer at Holton Career and Resource Center! We will provide refreshments and tons of fun activities. This event is free for the whole family.
Join us as we celebration the end of the semester! Music, Food, and games are the perfect way to prepare for a well-deserved break!
Join us for the Durham Holiday Parade as dynamic floats, hometown bands, drill teams, schools, community groups and more make their way down Main Street.
Experience the American Tobacco Trail at night at our Full Moon Fever Bike Ride with the Durham Community Trail Watch group!
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.
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.
Happy Holidays from Durham Parks and Recreation! Our administration office, recreation centers and facilities will be closed on Friday, December 24 through Monday, December 27. We will resume normal operations on Tuesday, December 28.
Looking for a place for your child to go when school is out? Kids can enjoy a fun-filled day of activities including sports, games, dance, arts and crafts, and much more. Rates are per day.
Hello 2022, Goodbye 2021! Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year from Durham Parks and Recreation! Our DPR administration office, recreation centers and facilities will be closed for New Years on Friday, December 31 through Sunday, January 2. We will resume normal operations on Monday, January 3.