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Trinity Park Foundation Update, Spring 2024

By Shelley Dekker I am happy to report that Red Mill Landscaping came through for us and installed an irrigation system in the gardens in the northwest corner of the park. These are the gardens that border the park from

Posted in Stewardship and beautification, Trinity Park Foundation

Stepping Into the Park’s History

By Karalyn Colopy If you’re new to Trinity Park you might not know the story behind our neighborhood park.  If you have lived here a while, you might have contributed to its construction!  Our little park has a long and

Posted in Health and safety, Stewardship and beautification, Trinity Park Foundation

Trinity Park Foundation Update

By Shelley Dekker In August, the Foundation was thrilled to complete the restoration of the granite steps leading into The Trinity Park from W. Trinity Ave.  Thanks to Sundial Landscaping for the fine work and to the TPNA, a Duke

Posted in Neighborhood concerns, Stewardship and beautification, Trinity Park Foundation

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

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

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

Earth Day 2023 Outcomes

By Mollie Flowe Many thanks to the volunteers who came out on Earth Day, Saturday April 22, for our neighborhood Clean-Up-Palooza Beautification Extravaganza. Extra special thanks to Julia Borbely-Brown, who organized the multi-pronged event and sponsored the Triangle E-cycling collection and Jerry Reese‘s transport of hazardous materials.  Two truckloads of

Posted in Environment, Neighborhood Events, Stewardship and beautification

Remember to Scoop the Poop

Dog owners and dog walkers: please remember to pick up after your pet. Thanks for helping to keep our streets and waterways clean. Dog-loving neighbor Stacie says, “When I’m on a walk, I always try to have plenty of bags with

Posted in Environment, Health and safety, Neighborhood concerns, Stewardship and beautification

Capital improvements in the neighborhood for 2023

The Trinity Park Foundation, a separate organization from the Trinity Park Neighborhood Association, is a 501(c)3 charitable organization and is charged with making capital improvements to the public spaces in the neighborhood, focusing on the park, the medians, public artwork,

Posted in Stewardship and beautification, Trinity Park Foundation, Volunteering

Trinity Avenue Median

The Trinity Park Foundation is in touch with local garden designers to talk about a long-term maintenance and landscaping plan for the large median that runs along W. Trinity Ave. between Buchanan Blvd. and Watts St. The City of Durham owns

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