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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

The Bullpen: Durham’s New Social District, Effective December 1, 2022

Durham’s downtown social district, aka “the Bullpen,” went into effect on December 1. The Bullpen extends from the corner of W. Main St. and Buchanan Blvd. to Golden Belt. In this district, people can walk with specially marked to-go containers of

Posted in Arts and culture, Local Businesses or Organizations, Neighborhood concerns, Recreation

Wetlands on West Trinity Ave.

By Scott Doron In May (2022) I attended a public information event about the South Ellerbe Creek Restoration project at 808 W. Trinity Ave. I wanted to learn more about the kinds of plants, landscaping, and amenities that will eventually

Posted in Environment, New Developments, Recreation, Stewardship and beautification

Update on South Ellerbe Creek Wetlands Restoration

By Scott Doron Neighbors have noticed stirrings at the South Ellerbe Restoration construction site at 808 W. Trinity Ave. If you are new to the neighborhood, you have probably only seen vacant land at 808 W. Trinity Ave. across from

Posted in Environment, Neighborhood concerns, Recreation

Bikes, Pedestrians, and Traffic Barriers on Watts St.

The City of Durham implemented the Shared Streets pilot project last fall, to increase the options for safe travel and exercise in urban areas during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Seven streets throughout the city, including Watts St., were selected for the

Posted in Health and safety, Recreation, Traffic