Friday, February 27, 2015

Warm thoughts!

Lets try to think about the warmer days ahead since old man winter refuses to let us out of his grip! Summer camp is right around the corner! Registration starts March 16! Walltown offers summer camps for youth and teens!

2015 Summer Camp                            
DPR Summer Camp programs offer a safe, inclusive environment where all children are encouraged to participate. We are committed to the development of our campers' life skills through group activities, and exposure to diverse athletic and educational experiences.  

Check out the link below for more information!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

What's Happening Wednesday!

Youth Flag Football
Registration Information
February 16 – March 4, 2015

Who: Boys & Girls Ages 6-12
Cost: CR PC $25.25; CR NPC $28; NCR PC $38.75; NCR NPC $43

Register in person or online
DPR Administrative Office located at 400 Cleveland Street
Ages: 6-7 yrs. old #15262;  8-9 yrs. old #15261; 10-12 yrs. old #15263

Contact: William Bailey at 919-560-4355 Ext: 27221 or

2015 Spring Adult Softball Season
Saturday, February 28
9 a.m.—12 a.m.
Durham Parks and Recreation Administration Offices
400 Cleveland Street, Durham, NC 27701
Contact:  William Bailey (919) 560-4355

Durham Girls Lacrosse Academy
Sunday, March 15 — Sunday, May 17
Old Chapel Hill Road Park
(3751 South West Durham Drive)
Girls ages 6 - 14
· Registration: DPR Admin Office(400 Cleveland Street)
       March 2—March 13  (Mon—Fri ; 8 a.m.—5 p.m.)
       March 7 (Saturday ; 9 a.m.—12 p.m.)
For more information please contact William Bailey at

919-560-4355, ext. 27221 or

Monday, February 23, 2015

Motivational Monday!

Mondays can be tough... But so can you!
You're never too old or too young to compete!
Visit this link to find an activity that motivates you!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Fun Friday!

Its Friday... Friday is synonymous with Fun! Find something fun to do, check out our Spring Program Guide at the link below!

Click Here!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Come hear the MUSIC!

Walltown Park Recreation Center isn't just for athletes and fitness junkies; we also are here for the musically inclined...or those that just want to learn something new!

Drumming Classes

Ages: 5 - 12 years
Cost: CR PC $8; CR NPC $9; NCR PC $12.50; NCR NPC $14

#16527                     February 27 - April 10             Friday                   6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Community Music

Ages: All Ages!

Cost:     YTS       CR PC $2; CR NPC $3; NCR PC $7; NCR NPC $8

             Adult    CR PC $7; CR NPC $8; NCR PC $11.75; NCR NPC $13

This class teaches the fundamentals of guitar playing and singing from a social justice and self-empowerment perspective. Songwriting, improvisation, and performance will all be covered as students learn to be the musicians that they wish to see in the world. This class is provided in English and Spanish and is sponsored by GiveGuitar.

Intro to Piano

Ages: 5 - 12 years

Cost: CR PC $8; CR NPC $9; NCR PC $12.50; NCR NPC $14

Do you love creating your own sound?  This is the perfect class where you can learn how to read music and create a sweet melody!

#16541              March 3 - April 7                                        Tuesday        6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
#16543              April 21 - May 26                                       Tuesday        6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

What's Happening Wednesday!

Below are two programs with open registration slots that start soon!

PS4 Tournament
Ages: 13 - 17 years
Cost: No Cost
Think you got what it takes to climb the ranks on the sticks? Come prove it playing NBA 2K15 or NHL 15 at a Walltown Game Tournament.

#16657                     February 27                Friday                            2 p.m. - 5 p.m.           

Drumming Classes
Ages: 5 - 12 years
Cost: CR PC $8; CR NPC $9; NCR PC $12.50; NCR NPC $14
Learn rhythms using basic base, tone and slap hand techniques.

#16527                     February 27 - April 10             Friday                   6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Come into any one of DPR's Recreation Centers to register!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Can You Dig It?

A youth volleyball clinic was held at Walltown Park Recreation Center on Friday January 30th. This particular clinic was put on by the Duke University Women’s Volleyball team. Check out the pictures!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Should Gambling and Sports Mix?

There's been a lot of chatter around the sports world lately regarding the legalization of sports betting. Of course, this activity is legal in Las Vegas, and from the sound of it, soon to be in New Jersey. This debate is an interesting one, and it's implications are far reaching.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has brought to light recently the need to revisit his organization's previously strong stance against sports betting. This has caused other major sports commissioners to respond with their opinions, ranging from the NFL's Rodger Goodell saying that his league wanted nothing to do with the idea of gambling, to the NHL's Gary Bettman and MLB's Rob Manfried saying that they were intrigued by the idea.

Which direction do you believe they should go in? Does sports betting need to be legalized? Or should the discussion not even take place?

Place your opinions in the comments below, we'd love to hear them!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Four Questions with our Staff

Josh Powell - Recreation Assistant Supervisor - Walltown Park Recreation Center

Q. How long have you been with DPR?

A. I've been with DPR since May of this year. I came here from my hometown department in Jacksonville, NC where I ran a small community center for almost two years.

Q.  What made you want to get into your field?
A.  I've always had a passion for helping others, and this profession lets me do that in an extremely fun and creative environment!

Q.  What's your favorite part about Durham?
A.  I love that there's always something to do! From Durham Bulls games to seeing shows at DPAC to eating at the greatest "hole in the wall" type restaurants, Durham definitely has something for everyone!

Q. Duke or Carolina?
A.  Gonna have to go with the folks from Chapel Hill here... I grew up a Tarheel fan, but my allegiances shifted to the Indiana Hoosiers when I lived there for a short time. Regardless, I have no love for those folks that wear the ugly shade of blue inside of Cameron Indoor.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Trail or Park Tuesday

This week’s Park is Twin Lakes Park

Durham Parks and Recreation recently renovated the turf soccer field at Twin Lakes and it is the first soccer field with the DPR logo on the field.  Durham Parks and Recreation will be making additional improvements to the park over time which could include new restroom facilities additional parking, and resurfacing the basketball court.