Friday, September 26, 2014

DPR Gives Back

Durham Parks and Recreation sent several volunteers to the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity in Durham this week. Volunteers represented the Walltown Park Recreation Center and Athletics Division of Durham Parks and Recreation. For three hours DPR volunteers did framing work inside of a house that is nearing completion. Habitat for Humanity provides affordable housing by financing the homes with a 0% interest rate and low mortgage payment.  Future owners volunteer a certain amount of hours on build sites, this serves as their down payment. Habitat for Humanity is an excellent organization that allows you to truly give back to your community. We are proud that we were able to be a part of it!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Duke Men's Soccer Team Kicks it with DPR Co-Ed Soccer Academy

On Saturday September 20, the Duke Men's Soccer team lead instruction for the DPR Co-Ed Youth Soccer Academy.  Participants were engaged for an 1 1/2 hours of skills and drills followed by a game playing against the soccer team.  This program is designed to teach youth the skills and basic fundamentals of soccer through drills such as toe touch, dribbling, defending.  This six week Saturday morning academy will wrap up it's final session on Saturday October 11.  This will be an annual program that athletics will conduct. Partnerships with the Duke soccer team will respectively grow the program.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Kids Come First with Durham Parks and Recreation

Durham Parks and Recreation has it all!  Fitness, Festivals, Camping, Luau’s, Swimming, Great Parks, Preschool, Youth and Teen activities are just to name a few.  Don’t forget your children need to stay in shape as well.  Walltown Park Recreation Center now offers Kids Yoga, Zumbatonic (Zumba for Kids) and Kids Cross Fit.  These classes are high energy and will continue to help keep your child in shape.  Stop by Monday’s at 5:00pm for Kids Yoga, 7:30pm for Kids Cross Fit.  Wednesday’s at 6:30pm for Kid’s Cross Fit, Saturday’s at 10:00am for Zumbatonic.  Come and check out Durham Parks and Recreation where you can PlayMore!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Fitness Profile Friday: Barbara Lewis

What better place to be, than at Walltown Park Recreation Center for lunchtime fitness?  Barbara Lewis  has been coming to Walltown for 6 months and has participated in pickleball, walking and various other programs.  Since the lunchtime fitness programs have begun, Ms. Barbara has attended all daytime programs and has even tried to recruit others to join her in her workouts.  She states that pickleball brought her to Walltown, and now there are other activities that keep her coming as well.  She has been active in fitness all her life and believes that Walltown Park Recreation Center is the place to get it done!  Ms. Barbara’s philosophy is:  “why stay home where you can possibly eat unhealthy food and watch TV, when you can be at Walltown doing something productive and fun?"

Walltown Park Recreation Center (1308 W. Club Blvd) offers fitness classes Monday-Saturday.  A few new programs are taking place during the day, including: Power 20 (20 minutes of flexibility, 20 minutes of strength training, and 20 minutes of stretching), Yoga, Mature Adults Zumba, and H.A.B.I.T (Hips, Abs, Butt, and Incredible Thighs).   Call 919-560-4296 for further questions and schedules.  Come out give them a try! 

Teen and Senior Prices per day: CR PC $2.70; CR NPC $3; NCR PC $7.20;  NCR NPC $8
Adult prices per day: CR PC $3.60; CR NPC $4; NCR PC $8.10; NCR NPC $9
CR (City Resident); PC (Playmore Card); NPC (Non Playmore Card); NCR (Non-city resident)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Durham's Eno River Tennis League Captain of the Year

Keith Poindexter
Durham's Eno River League 
Captain of the Year

Keith's nomination has been submitted to NCTA for consideration of the USTA North Carolina Captain of the Year.  If selected for this award, Keith will be recognized at The Community Development Workshop in Greensboro, NC, October 4.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Fall at Walltown

Fall brings many things:  Leaves changing colors, kids dressing up in costumes, pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING… and new program opportunities! Walltown Park Recreation Center is offering plenty of new classes and events this fall, definitely something for the entire family! Be sure to check out our new fitness offerings, such as Yoga, Power 20, H.A.B.I.T. Training, Zumba for Mature Adults, and many more!

Our Fall Program guide lists all of these wonderful programs that we are offering, be sure to take a minute and flip through it!  The electronic version of the guide can be found at the link below.

Also available is our Fall Fitness Calendar, viewable and PRINTABLE at the link below!
To find out more information about our programs, please call us at 919.560.4296 or stop by during our operating hours!