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Plant a Tree!

By Shelley Dekker I have been researching the history of city tree planting in Durham and found a lovely opinion piece in a Durham newspaper from 1888 that called on city authorities “to devote a certain sum of money each

Posted in Advocacy, Community development, Environment

Traffic Update

By Mollie Flowe Thanks to all who answered the call to join the TPNA Traffic Committee. We had our first meeting on November 30, 2022, via Google Meet, to get to know each other a little and share our concerns and ideas.

Posted in Advocacy, Neighborhood concerns, Traffic

Bike Durham: Working for Safe, Affordable, and Sustainable Transportation

By John Tallmadge, Executive Director, Bike Durham The TPNA invites speakers to our monthly board meetings to educate us on topics of interest to the neighborhood. Bike Durham Executive Director, John Tallmadge, joined us at the November 4 TPNA Board

Posted in Advocacy, Community development, Environment, Health and safety, Local Businesses or Organizations, Traffic

Hyper-local Hunger Relief Efforts with PORCH

By Katy Barron Amy Jones, Executive Director of PORCH-Durham, recently visited Trinity Park to meet with neighbors and to boost enthusiasm for our monthly food drives.  PORCH is a nonprofit that supports hunger programs, such as food pantries at Durham

Posted in Advocacy, Community development, Neighborhood Events, Volunteering

Update on Northgate Mall Re-development

By James Dobbins On the evening of August 25, Northwood Ravin, the developers of the Northgate Mall property, held a Zoom community meeting during which they presented a current plan for that parcel. The prior plan proposing a mix of

Posted in Advocacy, New Developments

Update on Local Historic Designation 

Thanks to all who are engaged on the question of Local Historic Designation in Trinity Park. Several neighbors have expressed interest in continuing the research process to determine the best course of action.  If you would like to participate in

Posted in Advocacy, TPNA

Outcomes of June 8 TPNA Meeting on Historic Designation

TPNA’s June board meeting was held at George Watts elementary school on Wednesday, June 8, and was largely devoted to questions about Local Historic District (LHD) designation.  This is a complex issue that we have struggled with as a neighborhood

Posted in Advocacy, Neighborhood concerns, Neighborhood Events, TPNA

June 8 – Neighborhood Meeting about Historic Designation

The Trinity Park Neighborhood Association will host a neighborhood meeting on June 8 at 7 pm to discuss historic designation options for our neighborhood.  We hope to have the meeting in person at George Watts Montessori Elementary School, 700 Watts St., tentatively

Posted in Advocacy, Neighborhood concerns, Neighborhood Events, TPNA

President’s Report: 2021 in Review

By Karalyn Colopy, TPNA President In 2021 we made progress in adjusting to life with Covid. We resumed publication of this newsletter after a pandemic pause, held some of our traditional annual community events, and committed to have a Home

Posted in Advocacy, Neighborhood Events, New Developments, Stewardship and beautification, TPNA, Volunteering