Friday, May 29, 2015


At sunset tonight, come out to Walltown Park  and see the first Outdoor Movie held there! We'll be showing the movie "Rio". Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the show!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

What's Happening Wednesday

Check these cool programs out!

Little Tykes Basketball
Ages: 3-5 year old boys and girls on or by July 6, 2015
Fees:  CR PlayMore $8, CR Non-PlayMore $9, NCR PlayMore $12.50, NCR Non-PlayMore $14
Registration Dates:  June 1 - June 27, 2014
Registration Time:  8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Registration Location:  The Durham Parks and Recreation Department located at 400 Cleveland St.
Season:  Skills and drills will begin on Monday, July 6 at Campus Hills Recreation Center.
Contact:  Michelle Blume at or 919-560-4355 ext. 27238

Starlight Friday!
Enjoy an evening with the stars, under the stars! Bring the family to Walltown Park to enjoy an outdoor movie. This free movie will start at Sunset! This time, we'll be showing the movie "Rio"!

Location: Walltown Park 1308 W. Club Blvd.
Date: Friday, May 29th


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Trail or Park Tuesday

Need somewhere to bring your furry friend? Check out Pineywood Park, home to one of Durham's three dog parks! The park also includes a playground, a large picnic shelter, and many picnic tables to enjoy a summer lunch on!

Pineywood Park is located at 400 East Woodcroft Parkway, Durham NC 27713

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Spring Program Recap

As the spring programming cycle comes to a close lets look back at some of the exciting new programs that ran at Walltown Park Recreation Center. Be sure to pick-up your copy of the summer PlayMore and Walltown and Athletics Program Guide.

Youth Golf Academy

For six weeks youth ages 5-12 enjoyed learning about the game of golf. Look out for this program returning this fall!

Teen Car Maintenance Clinic

Saturday, May 9 teens (13-17 years) gathered at Walltown Park Recreation Center to learn to perform basic vehicle maintenance. This program will return in the fall!

Youth Baseball Clinic

Saturday, May 16 youth ages 5-12 came out to Valley Springs Park for a one day baseball clinic. Participants learned the fundamentals of hitting, throwing, and fielding. Be sure to come in this August to sign your child up for our fall clinics!

Thank you to everyone who supported these new programs! Be sure to come in and grab the summer PlayMore program guide and Walltown and Athletics Get Active program brochure!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

What's Happening

Walltown Recreation Center

Starlight Friday
Friday, May 29
Walltown Park
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy an outdoor movie! We'll be showing the movie "Rio". The movie starts at sunset! Call Walltown Recreation Center at (919) 560-4296 for more information!

Athletics Unit

Tennis Carnival
Hosted by DOCTA and Durham Parks & Recreation
June 6, 2015
Rock Quarry Park
All ages
No cost
Call Durham Parks and Recreation Administration Office at (919) 560-4355 for more information!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Trail or Park Tuesday

Long Meadow Park

Sunrise Service at Long Meadow Park" - 04.01.56 - looking southwest.
(Courtesy The Herald-Sun Newspaper)
Long Meadow Park was established in 1932 through the donation of land by John Sprunt Hill to the City of Durham. In 1937, the Works Progress Administration helped to fund the construction of a pool at Long Meadow Park. After falling into some disrepair by the 1990s, the park became the focus of significant renovation in the early 2000s, which has included two very nice baseball diamonds donated by the Durham Bulls for Little League, and a $500,000 renovation by the city, which included new play equipment, renovated basketball courts, and a upgrade for the swimming pool.

Long Meadow Park Baseball Field today

Monday, May 18, 2015


How to prepare for a play-off match:

Have a team huddle to plan out strategy

Have matching outfits.  (looks are everything)

14 teams from the 18 & Over and 40 & Over age groups are in play-off matches this week.  Play-offs are done when a level has teams in both the day and evening league.  Teams that win their level can advance to the State Championships. 

Matches this week will be played Monday and Wednesday (weather permitting).  

For more information on adult tennis leagues, contact Cathy Baldwin at 919-560-4355 or

Friday, May 15, 2015

Community Music!

Walltown Park Recreation Center has a Community Music Class.  This is a class that 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.  This class is geared for all ages.   

Please visit our website at

Friday, May 8, 2015

Coming Next Weekend!

Play More with DPR at BIMBÉ 2015
It’s time to celebrate Bimbe, a family tradition since 1969. This annual event is a celebration of African and African American history, culture, art and traditions.

12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Rock Quarry Park, 701 Stadium Drive
Free parking will be available at the Durham County Stadium
Host: K97.5’s Brian Dawson
Headliner: National Hip Hop Artists MC Lyte and DJ Kool
Music by local and national artists: Jazz, Reggae, R&B, Neo Soul and more!
Dance and Tribute to the Elders Ceremony: Led by the African American Dance Ensemble

The Durham Police Department will be on hand to provide a Child Identification Card to children attending the festival. The ID card is a way for parents to identify their child in case of emergency. The card is not a valid/legal form of identification, but will include their name, photo, height, weight, hair and eye color.

Bimbé Old School Block Party
Wednesday, May 13 (6 p.m. - 8 p.m.)
Lyon Park, 1200 West Lakewood Ave. (Ballfield)
Free admission
Bimbé Alumni Basketball Classic
Thursday, May 14 (7 p.m. - 10 p.m.) Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Hillside High School, 3727 Fayetteville Road
Free admission
Bimbé Teen Skate Party
Friday, May 15 (7 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
Ages 13-17
Wheels Family Fun Center Roller Skating Rink, 715 N. Hoover Rd.
Cost: $7

Bimbé Dance Extravaganza
Friday, May 15 (7 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
Ages 18 and up
W.D. Hill Recreation Center, 1308 Fayetteville Street
Free admission

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Trail or Park Tuesday

Check out one of our city lakes, Lake Michie! It is located at 2802 Bahama Rd, and offers fishing, kayaking and canoeing, and some great hiking trails!

Friday, May 1, 2015

New Playmore Brochure Released!

DPR’s Playmore Brochure is out now!   Registration for our summer programs starts today (May 1, 2015).  This is a great time to view all of the great programs that Durham Parks and Recreation is offering.  We have programs for all ages ranging from toddlers to Mature Adults!  Please visit the website at

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