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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

Spring Egg Hunt a Success!

Thanks to all who came to our Spring Egg “Hunt” in the Park on Saturday, April 16. Many children and their families gathered from 11am to 1pm, enjoying a beautiful spring day, hunting for eggs, getting bags of candy, and

Posted in Community development, Holidays, Neighborhood Events, Volunteering

Trinity Park Home Tour Planned for October

The Trinity Park Home Tour is our neighborhood’s largest fundraiser and has been a beloved tradition since the mid-1970’s. In both 1978 and 1980, longtime Trinity Park neighbors Linda and Bill Wilson opened their home to the tour. Their historic

Posted in Home Tour, Neighborhood Events, Volunteering

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

TPNA Annual Meeting and Board Elections, January 12 at 7:00 pm via zoom

All neighbors are invited to attend the TPNA Annual Meeting on Wednesday, January 12, at 7 pm via Zoom (link given through the Trinity Park listserv, Facebook group , or by direct request ). We have a fantastic slate of board candidates for the coming year. Come show

Posted in Membership, Neighborhood Events, Volunteering

Halloween 2021

After last year’s pandemic pause, TPNA hosted a Halloween celebration, with a few Covid-friendly changes from previous years. We gave out candy and glow sticks in the park as usual. But in lieu of the traditional costume contest and kids

Posted in Community development, Holidays, Neighborhood Events

National Night Out

Tuesday, August 3, was Trinity Park’s National Night Out – a community picnic bringing neighbors together with local law enforcement and government officials. TPNA provided hot dogs, pizza, drinks, and snacks, and neighbors brought favorite dishes to share.  Julia Borbely-Brown

Posted in Community development, Neighborhood Events

Neighborhood Improvements: Rain Gardens, Artwork, and Ellerbe Creek Cultural Signage

Thanks to Duke’s Doing Good In the Neighborhood grant program, Trinity Park benefitted from several improvements this summer: Rain Gardens The rain gardens on the George Watts school playground protect downhill areas of the neighborhood, including Ellerbe Creek, by preventing

Posted in Environment, Neighborhood Events, Stewardship and beautification

December 19 Luminaria

Lighting luminaries along neighborhood streets is a beautiful winter tradition, and it is scheduled to happen throughout Durham this year on Sunday, December 19, at sundown. Please join your neighbors in lighting up the neighborhood and supporting the Riverside High School PTA

Posted in Arts and culture, Community development, Holidays, Neighborhood Events

“Leave Your Leaves” presentation at 11/3 TPNA meeting

Thanks to Chay’La Hart, NCCU senior and Community Ambassador with the New Hope Audubon Society, and former County Commissioner Ellen Reckhow, for presenting to us at the TPNA November 3 meeting. They are working with New Hope Audubon Society and

Posted in Environment, Neighborhood Events