Springtime at the Park
It happened so fast…The Park exploded into beauty and activity after a (seemingly brief) winter rest! Over the past few weeks, every time I’ve visited the Park, I’ve been greeted with scenes of bulbs blooming and fruit trees in flower, kids enjoying Mt. Merrill, people picnicking on the lawn, and a very busy skate park. I’m convinced that the Turtle looks even happier now that spring is here!
As spring really begins to kick into high gear, here are a few things to look forward to in the Park…
The Durham Farmers’ Market is back in summer mode!
Saturday summer hours of 8am-Noon have resumed a couple of weeks ago. Next week, the Wednesday Market opens next week and will run through mid-October with the hours of 3:30- 6:30pm. Important note: STRAWBERRIES are now in season and are as sweet as can be!
The Durham Craft Market has returned!
After a winter break, the Durham Craft Market is back in the Sister Cities Grove every Saturday mornings from 8am-Noon. DurhamCraftMarket.com
Free Yoga in the Park Starts May 7th
This summer, Blue Point Yoga will be offering free, all level yoga classes from 9-10am every Saturday from May 7 to August 27. Classes will be held in a NEW location: on the east side of Foster Street between the Skate Park and The Leaf in the shade.
Durham Cinematheque Movies in the Park Lineup Announced
May 20: MAYBE YOU SHOULD QUIT
June 10: THINK IT MIGHT RAIN
July 1: MAKING ART IN THE UNIVERSE.
All shows start at 9:00. Admission – free/ pass the hat
Read more about the movies here…
Spring Volunteer Workdays Saturdays May 7 & June 4, 9am-Noon.
Help keep the Park beautiful and clean for everyone to enjoy. Once a month, a crew of volunteers helps with planting, gardening, and general beautification around the Park. Get your hands dirty and meet some new folks who love the Park as much as you do.
While there is lots of activity in the Park, you’ve probably noticed more activity just outside of the Park too. A new construction project has broken ground along the southwest corner of the Park. The Brannan, a 30 unit condominium, will be our new neighbors on Hunt Street. Construction should last about 18 months.
Over at the former Liberty Warehouse site, the big red crane is still moving around and the Liberty Warehouse Apartments are coming together fast. Recently, I met the owners of the bowling alley/restaurant that will be on ground floor on Foster Street. It is a locally owned business and they already have locations in Raleigh and Charleston. They are nice folks and will be a fun addition to the neighborhood. Liberty Warehouse construction is scheduled to be finished by the fall.
I hope you can stop by the Park sometime this spring! Grab a donut and enjoy the scenery…
See you at the Park!