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    Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboy

    Featured Event: Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboy

    July 28, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Jonathan Byrd is a preacher’s son, a Gulf War veteran, and an award-winning songwriter from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, known for literary, outsider songs that have become campfire favorites. The Chicago Tribune called Byrd “one of the top 50 songwriters of the past 50 years.” Continue reading

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Park Improvements

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Park Stories

Everything in Durham Central Park…from the park itself to the pavilion to the all the benches…has a story. Get to know your park a little better by reading how it came to be.