9 Ways to Chill Out in Durham This Summer
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Presented by Durham Parks & Recreation

9 Ways to Chill Out in Durham This Summer

By Anna Torres
Tuesday, Jun 19 2018

Summertiiiiime and the livin’ is easy in Durham! The temps may be soaring, but DPR's got plenty of solutions to keep you cool all summer long. Groove through Central Park, kick back with an outdoor movie or channel your inner child with a run through the sprayground. Check the guide, grab your crew and get ready to chill out! 

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Cool off at Durham’s Spraygrounds at Durham

Cool off at Durham’s Spraygrounds

The southern summer sun (say that five times fast!) is in full blaze, but Durham Parks and Recreation has your back! Find one of the many spraygrounds around Durham for a chance to cool off, kid-style.

Cool off at Durham’s Spraygrounds
Free   .  Durham   .  Durham
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Past Experiences

Rock the Park Movie: Marmaduke (PG) at Durham Central Park
Photo by @dprplaymore

Rock the Park Movie: Marmaduke (PG)

Get ready for a night out at Durham Central park with the crew and the world's most loveable Great Dane. Marmaduke will be on the al fresco big screen so grab the family and get ready to laugh!

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Rock the Park Movie: Marmaduke (PG)
Free   .  Durham Central Park   .  Durham
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Historic Hikes: Early America on the Eno at West Point on the Eno
Photo by @cathyjordan1

Early America on the Eno

The banks of the Eno river are rich with history that has defined how present-day Durham (and surrounding towns!) came to be what they are today. Hike through these historic grounds to learn all about it and see it for yourself.

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Historic Hikes: Early America on the Eno
Free   .  West Point on the Eno   .  Durham
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Rock the Park Concert: N2U at Forest Hills Park
Photo by @harts_of_fire

Rock the Park Concert: N2U

The second installment of DPR's summer concert series in the parks is bringing you the smooth jazz stylings of local musician Timothy Coley (but that's N2U, to you). 

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Rock the Park Concert: N2U
Free   .  Forest Hills Park   .  Durham
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Historic Hikes: Man and the River at West Point on the Eno
Photo by @art_sick_labs

Man and the River

How has the river influenced our surroundings? How have we influenced the river? On this hike, you'll explore the water and floodplains of the Eno River. Break out the water shoes and get going!

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Historic Hikes: Man and the River
Free   .  West Point on the Eno   .  Durham
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Take a Dip in One of Durham's Outdoor Pools at Durham
Photo by @exantediet

Take a Dip in One of Durham's Outdoor Pools

No pool in your backyard? No problem! DPR's got plenty of pools (waterslide optional!) to choose from—just don't forget the sunscreen!

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Take a Dip in One of Durham's Outdoor Pools
$2+   .  Durham   .  Durham
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Rock the Park Movie: The Sandlot (PG) at Durham Central Park
Photo by @thesandlotfans

Rock the Park Movie: The Sandlot (PG)

Whether you're more a Squints or a Wendy Peppercorn, don't pass up the summertime classic on the big screen at Durham Central Park!

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Rock the Park Movie: The Sandlot (PG)
Free   .  Durham Central Park   .  Durham
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Rock the Park Concert: Shursoundz at Southern Boundaries Park
Photo by @ricktrice

Rock the Park Concert: Shursoundz

Groove your way through Southern Boundaries Park at the last of the Durham Parks concerts of the seasons! Shursoundz, an R&B group from Durham, promises to bring the heat and keep you grooving.

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Rock the Park Concert: Shursoundz
Free   .  Southern Boundaries Park   .  Durham
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Rock the Park Movie: The Peanuts Movie (G) at Durham Central Park
Photo by @peanutsmovie

Rock the Park Movie: The Peanuts Movie (G)

It's a Peanuts Movie, Charlie Brown! Whether you're bringing the kids or you're just a kid at heart, come enjoy the last of the outdoor movies at Durham Central Park with the Peanuts crew.

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Rock the Park Movie: The Peanuts Movie (G)
Free   .  Durham Central Park   .  Durham
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9 Ways to Chill Out in Durham This Summer
9 Ways to Chill Out in Durham This Summer