Thursday, January 10, 2013

Old North Durham Park Construction Set to Begin

There are lots of ways to get out and enjoy some fresh air in Durham.  The local parks here are award winning, and now one of those parks is getting even better.

Old North Durham Park is set to get a face lift beginning next month, which will close the park until August and impact vehicle traffic around the park.

Located at 310 W. Geer St., the park will receive infrastructure improvements to the athletic field, the installation of sod on the 310’ x 170’ athletic/multi-use field, among other things.

New site amenities will include a paved sidewalk into the park from Foster Street, a new drinking fountain, new trash receptacles, and new trees at the periphery of the field to replace existing trees that will be removed during construction.

Construction is set to begin in early February, which will close the park until August, and result in partial lane closures on portions of Foster Street and West Geer Street until early March as the new storm drainage pipes are installed. By mid-summer the improvements within the park should be completed, but the park will need to remain closed until August to allow for the grow-in period for the new sod on the athletic field.

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