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Forest Hills Park

1639 University Drive
Durham   |  
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Forest Hills Park offers a free sprayground where area residents can cool off during warm weather. The sprayground is open May through...  MORE »

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North Carolina Botanical Garden

100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill   |  
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The North Carolina Botanical Garden is a "conservation garden". Our guiding mission is to inspire understanding, appreciation, and conservation of plants and...  MORE »

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Durham Central Park

501 Foster Street
Durham   |  
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Durham Central Park is an exciting downtown destination that offers a venue for cultural activities and is part of a 24-hour, authentic,...  MORE »

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Sarah P. Duke Gardens

420 Anderson Street
Durham   |  
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Sarah P. Duke Gardens is a 55-acre oasis at Duke University in Durham. Check out our adult and children's education programs, event-hosting...  MORE »

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Chapel Hill Community Center Park

120 S. Estes Drive
Chapel Hill   |  
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Features: Basketball Courts (indoor & outdoor), Volleyball Court (outdoor), Bocce Ball, Climbing Wall (indoor), Community Center. Gymnasium, Meeting Room, Picnic Area, Meeting...  MORE »

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West Point on the Eno Park

5101 North Roxboro Road
Durham   |  
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This 404-acre natural and historic park is located along a two-mile stretch of the scenic Eno River located on 5101 N. Roxboro...  MORE »

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C.M. Herndon Park

511 Scott King Road
Durham   |  
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This 25.18 acre park has something for everyone! The C.M. Herndon Park Championship Soccer Field is a turf field is available for...  MORE »

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Homestead Park

100 Northern Park Drive
Chapel Hill   |  
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Amenities include: Athletic Fields (lights) (2) Batting Cages (lights) Baseball/Softball Fields (lights) (2) Basketball Court (outdoor) Dog Park (.2 acre) Meeting Room Picnic Area Picnic Shelter Playground Equipment Skate Park (lights) Swimming...  MORE »

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Piney Wood Park

400 East Woodcroft Parkway
Durham   |  
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Home to the first dog park in Durham. Piney Wood Park is a large park with plenty of rental space, outdoor activities,...  MORE »

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Burch Avenue Park

816 Burch Ave
Durham   |  
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This fenced in park boasts a colorful playground shaded by the trees. While the park itself is likely not historic, the neighborhood in...  MORE »

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Durham Athletic Park

500 Corporation Street
Durham   |  
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Home to the Durham Bulls from 1926 through 1994. The movie Bull Durham was filmed here. Amenities include: Adult Baseball Field Greenway Access Field Lights Picnic...  MORE »

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Oval Drive Park

210 West Club Blvd
Durham   |  
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Amenities include: Baseball / Softball - Adult Basketball Grill Picnic Shelter Picnic Tables Playground (Ages 2-12) Swings - Standard Swings - Toddler (Bucket Swing) Tennis Courts Water Fountain Excerpted from the Watts-Hillandale Historic...  MORE »

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Triangle Land Conservancy

514 S Duke Street
Durham   |  
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Get out and enjoy the wild at Triangle Land Conservancy's six public nature preserves located throughout the Triangle. The nonprofit Triangle Land...  MORE »

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Hargraves Community Center

216 N. Roberson St.
Chapel Hill   |  
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Amenities include: Baseball/Softball Field (lights) Basketball Court (outdoor) (lights) Basketball Courts (indoor) Meeting Rooms Picnic Area Picnic Shelter Playground Equipment Swimming Pool (outdoor) Tennis Courts (lights)...  MORE »

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Lake Michie Recreation Area

2802 Bahama Road

Amenities include: Boating Camping Fishing Greenway Access Grills(7) Picnic Tables(28) Playground Recreation Center(SPECIAL USE) Picnic Shelter(SMALL) Water Fountain...  MORE »

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Northgate Park

300 West Club Blvd
Durham   |  
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One of the first parks to include a stream restoration project and "no mow zone", Northgate Park is a beautiful area of...  MORE »

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Trinity Park

410 Watts Street
Durham   |  
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Trinity Park is located within one of the oldest neighborhoods in Durham. While the land for this small park is owned by...  MORE »

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American Village Park

4703 American Drive
Durham   |  
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This 4.2 acre park is nestled in the west central area of Durham. The playground is perfect for ages 2 to 12...  MORE »

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Bay-Hargrove Park

208 Hargrove Street
Durham   |  
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On the corner of Hargrove and Bay Streets, you will find a park with plenty of room for the neighborhood to gather...  MORE »

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Bethesda Park

1814 Stage Rd
Durham   |  
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With more than 20 acres, this sprawling park is a hot bed for activity and good times. This park features covered basketball...  MORE »

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Burton Park

1100 Sima Ave
Durham   |  
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Amenities include: Basketball Court Grill Picnic Shelter Picnic Tables Playground (Ages 2-12) Recreation Center Swings - Standard Swings - Toddler (Bucket Swing) Water Fountain Visit the picnic shelter rentals page for complete...  MORE »

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C. R. Wood Park

417 Commonwealth Ave
Durham   |  
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This 17.4 acre park sits in southeast Durham. The park is named after the department's first and long-service Director, C.R. Wood. The small...  MORE »

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Campus Hills Park

2000 S. Alston Ave
Durham   |  
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Campus Hills Park surrounds the Irwin R. Holmes, Sr. Recreation Center at Campus Hills. History: Property for this park was purchased from the...  MORE »

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Cedar Falls Park

501 Weaver Dairy Road
Chapel Hill   |  
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Cedar Falls Park...  MORE »

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Cook Road Park

602 Cook Road
Durham   |  
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Amenities include: Basketball Grill Parking Lot Picnic Shelter Picnic Tables Playground (Ages 2-12) Sand Volleyball Swings - Standard Swings - Toddler (Bucket Swing) Water Fountain...  MORE »

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Cornwallis Road Park

2830 Wade Road
Durham   |  
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Basketball Court Disc Golf Picnic Table Playground (Ages 2-12) Restrooms Swings - Standard Swings - Toddler (Bucket Swing) Water Fountain...  MORE »

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Duke Park

106 W. Knox Street
Durham   |  
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With 17.24 acres of park space, Duke Park has so much to offer! History: The land that makes up Duke Park was a...  MORE »

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Garrett Road Park

6815 Garrett Road
Durham   |  
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Garrett Road runs across a long stretch of southwestern Durham, between this park at the road's intersection with Hope Valley Road, to...  MORE »

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Hillside Park

1301 South Roxboro Street
Durham   |  
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Hillside Park offers picnic shelters, a playground, baseball/softball fields, basketball courts, and more! The park also includes an outdoor pool and sprayground...  MORE »

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Holt School Road Park

4102 Holt School Road
Durham   |  
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This park is a Parks Build Community Project. It has a short nature trail that is family friendly, along with multiple climbing...  MORE »

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Indian Trail Park

2309 Indian Trail
Durham   |  
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Indian Trail Park has a shaded playground, a rare feature throughout Durham! The Indian Trail Park playground was built in June 2017....  MORE »

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Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area

625 Virginia Cates Road
Hillsborough   |  
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Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area offers a quick escape into nature with its three miles of trail exploring riverside forests, bluffs reaching...  MORE »

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Rock Quarry Park

500 W Murray Ave
Durham   |  
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Rock Quarry Park spans over 46 acres and is home to many festivals and events. The Edison Johnson Recreation Center, Aquatics Center, and...  MORE »

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