City Of Durham Parks And Recreation

400 Cleveland St
Durham, NC 27701

919-560-4355

Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) provides opportunities for the Durham community to Play More: Connecting our whole community to wellness, the outdoors, and lifelong learning. Guided by the City's Strategic Plan, we strive to help residents discover, explore and enjoy life through creative and challenging recreational choices that contribute to their physical, emotional and social health.

Mission
Play More: Connecting our whole community to wellness, the outdoors, and lifelong learning.

Vision
Durham Parks and Recreation will be Durham's leading resource for recreational choices to help citizens enjoy life while contributing to their health and well-being.

History
Public recreation was started in Durham during April of 1924 by a City Council Resolution which stated, "It has been recognized by the Council that playgrounds are essential to proper growth and citizenship."

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