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Gun Violence Concerns Discussed at May TPNA Meeting

By Sam Griffith A young man was fatally shot at 2am on April 28  near the intersection of Morgan and Watts Streets. This was the fourth shooting and second shooting death since last fall in this area adjacent to Trinity

Posted in Advocacy, Health and safety, Neighborhood concerns, TPNA

Duke Durham Neighborhood Partnership Sets Priorities

Trinity Park Survey By Susan Jakes The Duke Durham Neighborhood Partnership (DDNP) is a group of representatives from 14 Durham neighborhoods – including Trinity Park – that border on Duke. The group is convened by Duke to build goodwill and

Posted in Advocacy, Community development, Neighborhood concerns, TPNA

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


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


Join or renew* your TPNA membership  by April 30, 2023, for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to  Cloche Coffee on Broad St . We have 1 prize for first-time members and 1 prize for all other current members.  Check your membership status (send a note to )

Posted in Membership, TPNA

Board President’s Report 2022 in Review

2022 was a good year, getting back on track after adjusting to Covid.  As in 2020 and 2021, the TPNA continued to meet virtually, grateful for the convenience and flexibility that Zoom allows.  But we also missed the richer interaction

Posted in Membership, Neighborhood concerns, TPNA

Home Tour Benefits Families Moving Forward

Trinity Park is proud to have a wide array of housing types, including large historic homes, small single-family homes, multi-family homes, and apartments of various kinds, including Section 8 housing. This year’s Home Tour did a great job of showing

Posted in Community development, Home Tour, Local Businesses or Organizations, Neighborhood Events, TPNA

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

Duke Durham Neighborhood Partnership Grants + New Opportunity!

In a small ceremony on July 21, the inaugural Ellerbe Creek Hall of Distinction sign was re-installed along the trail between Knox Ave. and Club Blvd., after having been removed to correct an error.  Check it out and learn about

Posted in Arts and culture, Stewardship and beautification, TPNA, Volunteering

Congrats to Our Membership Raffle Winners!

By Beth Sheppard Thanks to all who helped make the 2022 March Membership Madness contest a success!  30 neighbors joined TPNA or renewed their membership during March and April: 13 first-time members and 17 renewals, bringing TPNA’s current membership to

Posted in Membership, Personal interest, TPNA