Although events and activities with Durham Parks and Recreation have been canceled, and recreation center and pools have been closed, all the parks remain open. Only the City lakes, Little River and Lake Michie, are closed.
Playgrounds and restrooms are now closed, but you can still take a brief “sunshine break.” Make sure to give people that six-foot bubble of space.
Group games like basketball are strongly discouraged.
You can beat cabin fever while still remaining safe during this time. Here are some ideas:
- Take a bike ride on the American Tobacco Trail
- Get outside with your pup! All parks are pet friendly, but please keep your pets on a leash at all times!
- Look for fish in the Eno River at West Point on the Eno Park
- Visit Hillside Park to see the beautiful basketball court murals
- Go on a Dinosaur Hunt on the West Ellerbee Creek Trail. The dinosaur is a 30-foot cement brontosaurus who used to live at the Museum of Life + Science. Read more about the dinosaur.
- Enjoy the large open field at Rock Quarry Park – the perfect spot to kick around a soccer ball with your family!
- Have a picnic at Leigh Farm Park, and learn some of the history about the park on the website.
- Go fishing at Twin Lakes Park. You can purchase your fishing license online.
Learn more about Durham Parks and Recreation parks and other facilities.
Make sure to check Durham Parks and Recreation’s most current information on closures, because, obviously, the situation is evolving daily.