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  • Writer's pictureBenay Hicks

Durham: Play More!

Editor’s note: Local readers, this one’s for you! Our community partner organization, Durham Parks and Recreation, shared some information with us about all the opportunities they’re providing to keep kids and families playing and learning during closures.

By Lauren McKinnis, Senior Marketing Analyst, Durham Parks and Recreation

Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) provides opportunities for the community to Play More…and even if we can’t physically be together, there are still plenty of opportunities to play!

While our indoor facilities and most of our amenities have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still lots of ways to focus on wellness, lifelong learning, and to explore the outdoors.

DPR staff have been hard at work developing virtual programs for all ages! Here’s a sample of some of the programs/activities you can do at home or when you visit a local park/trail.


Lifelong Learning

  1. Listen to a children’s book in English and Spanish

  2. Learn the history of the lost gardens at Leigh Farm Park and West Point on the Eno

  3. Listen to a children’s book and create a craft

Explore the Outdoors

Visit our YouTube channel and our Blog for even more programs/activities! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram where we share all of our virtual programs and park/trail updates!

Many of our amenities are being opened up in a phased approach, and the COVID-19 page on our website has our most up-to-date details on what is currently open, closed, or canceled. As you recreate in our parks and trails, please model social distancing by maintaining a safe distance (at least 6 feet) between you and others, and be sure to follow all Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. We hope you continue to play in our parks and on our trails, and we can’t wait to see you in person as soon as it is safe to do so!

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