West Point on the Eno, at 5101 N. Roxboro Street, Durham, is a 404-acre natural and historic park located along a 2-mile stretch of the Eno River River, 6 miles north of downtown Durham.
Scroll down for a list of upcoming events at West Point on the Eno.
West Point on the Eno features:
- Greenway/trail access
- Picnic shelter
- Picnic table
- Recreation center
- Water fountain
Several historic buildings are available to tour, including:
- The Grist Mill
- The 1850s McCown-Mangum House
- Hugh Mangum Museum of Photography
The historic buildings are open and free to visit on Saturdays and Sundays, from April to Mid-December, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
There’s also an amphitheater that is used for festivals, concerts, and more. It can accommodate up to 4,000 people.
Coming up at West Point on the Eno
To find other events at West Point on the Eno, go to the Durham Park & Recreation activity guide search page.
Click on “Where” and then on “West Point on the Eno”
Here’s some of what’s listed, but you should check for updates. Also, make sure to enroll in the events you’re interested in.
Cane Pole Fishing
Saturdays and Sundays, through October 1, 2023 (except September 16)
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Looking for an enjoyable way to pass a weekend morning? Stop by West Point Mill, check-out a cane fishing pole, and drop a line! Folks have been fishing in the mill pond at West Point on the Eno for centuries—now you can try out old-school fishing. Stop in and fish the old-fashioned way! No cost to participate. All fishing tackle provided. Ages 5 and up.
An Afternoon in the Park
Saturday, September 16, 2023
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
West Point on the Eno has long been a destination for recreation and relaxation for the people in the Durham community and beyond. Come enjoy an afternoon of historic field games, old-fashioned fishing in the Eno, and a special park tour to discover the many ways people have historically recreated in the beautiful setting of West Point on the Eno. Beer and cider will be available for purchase, proceeds will benefit Durham Parks Foundation and future projects at West Point on the Eno.
Fourth Friday Fire
October 27, 2023
6 to 7:30 p.m.
There may be nothing better than sitting next to a warm, crackling campfire. Durham Parks and Recreation Outdoor Recreation invites you to join us for a Fourth Friday Fire. All ages (children must be accompanied by an adult). No cost, no preregistration required. Please note that this program is weather dependent.
Holiday Open House
Sunday, December 10, 2023
1 to 5 p.m.
Join West Point on the Eno for their annual winter tradition! Enjoy refreshments, historic holiday decorations, festive music, and holiday crafts from yesteryear. No need to register – just come on out, rain or shine!
Stargazing Series: Geminids Meteor Shower
Wednesday, December 13, 2023
11 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The Geminid Meteor Shower is the most prolific meteor shower of the year with up to 120 meteors per hour. Join us in the meadow at the West Point on the Eno Environmental Education Pavilion as we watch the spectacle. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate while lying on a blanket under the stars. No cost, no preregistration required. Please note that this program is weather dependent.
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