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Durham Parks & Recreation

  1. Individual Expedition: Mindfulness

    May 29, 2021, 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Northgate Park

    Explore Northgate Park with a self-guided wellness activity for the whole family! Practice being present and enjoying the outdoors through kid-friendly mindfulness activities. Pick up an activity sheet from the dropbox at the park anytime over the weekend to follow the mindfulness trail in the park. Pre-registration is required. Please note this is a self-guided program and will not be led by DPR staff.

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  2. Mill Open House Morning Session

    May 29, 2021, 9:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ West Point on the Eno - West Point Mill

    Come explore the West Point Mill. While visiting, you might just catch one of our Millers grinding corn or wheat. No matter what, you will love getting to chat with our staff about the West Point Community, the history of the mill, and the Eno River. If you would like to take home a bag of our ground products, a donation to benefit the Durham Parks Foundation is encouraged. Once you are registered, you are welcome to come by anytime during the program hours. Building occupancy will be limited to align with COVID guidelines, masks will be required, and social distancing will be enforced.

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  3. Canine Field Day

    May 29, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Old Chapel Hill Road Park

    Enjoy a day in the park with your furry friend! Join us for the Canine Field Day, where you and your dog will have an opportunity to participate in a Hyperflite Skyhoundz Dog Disc State Championship Distance/Accuracy and Freestyle competitions. Pre-registration is required for each dog competing. Each registered dog can have one handler and one spectator. For information about Skyhoundz competitions check their website at Skyhoundz.com. Spectators will be limited to ensure we comply with all local and state COVID restrictions.

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  4. Leigh Farm Park Tour

    May 29, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Leigh Farm Park

    Take a guided tour of Leigh Farm Park. You will learn about the families who lived here, their work, and life on a middle-class plantation. Venture inside the historic farmhouse while also visiting the slave cabin, speakeasy, and the Leigh Family Cemetery.

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  5. West Point Park Tour

    May 29, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ West Point on the Eno - Blacksmith Shop

    Take a guided tour of West Point on the Eno's historic buildings and grounds. While visiting the West Point Mill, McCown-Mangum House, and Hugh Mangum Museum of Photography, you will hear stories about the people who lived, worked, and played here.

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  6. Mill Tour and Demonstration

    May 29, 2021, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ West Point on the Eno - West Point Mill

    Go behind the scenes with one of our Millers to get a tour of the West Point mill works, a grinding demonstration, and a bit of mill history. If you’d like to take home a bag of our cornmeal, grits, or wheat flour, a donation to benefit the Durham Parks Foundation is encouraged. Group sizes are limited to 14 participants, masks will be required, and social distancing will be enforced.

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  7. Mill Open House Afternoon Session

    May 29, 2021, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM @ West Point on the Eno - West Point Mill

    Come explore the West Point Mill. While visiting, you might just catch one of our Millers grinding corn or wheat. No matter what, you will love getting to chat with our staff about the West Point Community, the history of the mill, and the Eno River. If you would like to take home a bag of our ground products, a donation to benefit the Durham Parks Foundation is encouraged. Once you are registered, you are welcome to come by anytime during the program hours. Building occupancy will be limited to align with COVID guidelines, masks will be required, and social distancing will be enforced.

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  8. Drop a Line: Cane Pole and Linen Line Fishing

    May 29, 2021, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ West Point on the Eno

    They say baseball is America’s pastime, but what about fishing? Americans have been fishing for as long as anyone can remember, but they were using cane poles, linen line, and eyeless hooks. Try your hand at fishing, 19th century style! Come alone or bring the whole gang, and we’ll set you up with the all the gear you’ll need to fish. We will host short hands-on workshops near the West Point dam so you will know how to prepare your tackle. Registration is required for anyone in attendance.

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  9. Full Moon Fever Bike Ride

    May 29, 2021, 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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