October 16: 2022 Trinity Park Home Tour

The 2022 Trinity Park Home Tour – “Home Renovations – Fresh Ideas in an Historic Neighborhood” – was a great success, with perfect fall weather and nearly 800 guests. Thanks to all who made it possible – homeowners, volunteers,  sponsors ,

Posted in Arts and culture, Community development, Neighborhood Events

George Watts Gets Some Solar Wattage

By Thibault Worth This summer, you may have noticed a strange new object on the George Watts school playground: a pole-mounted array of solar panels. Visible from both Dacian Ave. and Urban Ave., the array will produce solar energy for

Posted in Education, Environment, Stewardship and beautification

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

Recycle or Landfill?

Sometimes rumors spread about recycling that can make you wonder if recycling actually “works.”  TP neighbor Matt Todd, Senior Consultant with Resource Recycling Systems (RRS, www.recycle.com), has worked in recycling for 25+ years, and assures us that recycling is as

Posted in Environment

Jerry and Neighborhood Hazardous Waste Pick-up

By Julia Borbely-Brown Several times in the past decades I have organized a hazardous waste collection morning to save you the time and effort of driving to Durham’s Solid Waste site on E. Club Blvd. On the morning of Saturday

Posted in Community development, Environment, Health and safety, Stewardship and beautification

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 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

Traffic Update

By Mollie Flowe Now that the I-885 connector is open, neighbors who live along or near Duke and Gregson have anecdotally reported lighter traffic, though it’s possibly fewer vehicles going at higher speeds.  We are in conversation about a meeting

Posted in Health and safety, New Developments, Traffic

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

Some TLC for Ellerbe Creek 

In the coming year, Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association (ECWA) will be conducting a stream enhancement project at Pearl Mill Nature Preserve, along a 500-ft stretch of South Ellerbe Creek and the Strayhorn Branch, which flows into it.  These two streams

Posted in Environment, Stewardship and beautification