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Tickets on Sale Now for the 2024 Garden and Landscape Tour, April 28

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Restoring the granite park steps on W. Trinity Ave.

Did you know that our neighborhood park was once the site of a house? Our little park has a long and interesting history.  It is located on the site of the former Warren-Farthing House, built in 1906 for James B.

Posted in Arts and culture, Health and safety, Recreation, Stewardship and beautification, Trinity Park Foundation

Highlighting the Value of the TPNA on the 30th Anniversary of Renovating George Watts Elementary School

By Dale Pahl Thirty years ago, the Trinity Park Neighborhood Association (TPNA) completed a multi-year effort to rescue George Watts Elementary School from state policies and local recommendations that threatened its existence.  Completed in 1918, this school is Durham’s oldest

Posted in Advocacy, Community development, Education, Neighborhood concerns, TPNA

Salon Series Comes to an End with Free Concert in the Park on July 9

By Karalyn Colopy For more than a decade, Trinity Park has enjoyed the special privilege of being home to the Salon Series: an annual program of house concerts featuring chamber music for the cello, organized by neighbor and professional cellist

Posted in Arts and culture, Neighborhood Events


By Jill Wright Thanks to all who helped make the March Membership Madness contest a success! 23 neighbors joined TPNA or renewed their membership during March and April: 6 first-time members and 17 renewals. Congratulations to our lucky raffle winners! 

Posted in Membership, TPNA

Trinity Park Foundation: Taking Care of Our Shared Spaces

by Shelley Dekker, Trinity Park Foundation President After a successful fundraiser in 2021 and TPNA Home Tour in 2022, the Trinity Park Foundation (TPF), the neighborhood’s 501(c)(3) charitable entity, has been able to move forward with several neighborhood improvements.  A

Posted in Stewardship and beautification, Trinity Park Foundation, Volunteering

Garden and Landscaping Tour Planned for Spring 2024

Back by popular demand!  TPNA will host a Trinity Park Garden & Landscaping Tour in the spring of 2024, for the first time since 2002!  We’ll meet some of our neighborhood gardening enthusiasts and have a closer look at their

Posted in Arts and culture, Neighborhood Events

Neighborhood Gardeners: Diane and Dale Pahl 

By Sarah Hodder The foam flower came from an elderly neighbor’s yard 20 years ago, and the tall Solomon’s Seal from a master gardener up north. A botanist neighbor on Watts St., now deceased, passed along some irises, and a

Posted in Arts and culture, Stewardship and beautification

321 Coffee: Inclusive Employment, With a Latte to Go

By Steve Unruhe Trinity Park’s newest neighborhood coffee shop, 321 Coffee, is built on inclusion. Located at 300 Morris Street at the base of the Durham ID (Innovation District) building, 321 currently employs over 50 adults with intellectual and developmental

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Reality Center: Our Neighbors on the Corner

By quinn holmquist, Coordinator of Community Engagement and Giving at Reality Ministries You’ve probably seen our sign. You’ve perhaps spied us walking up Lamond and down Watts to Trinity Park. Perhaps you or your four-legged friend has gotten an effusive

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