Mt. Merrill Gets An Update!

So much of the work of Durham Central Park Inc. is fun, exciting, and community oriented. We love programming our favorite events like PLAYlist Concert Series and the Food Truck Rodeo (BOTH of which are happening this weekend – June 3rd and 5th!) and we love making sure they are free and accessible to anyone and everyone. 


There is another, important, piece of our work that takes precedence from time to time: park maintenance and upkeep. Durham Central Park is Bull City’s backyard, and it is so well-loved for it. With such well attended events and often-visited facilities, updates, like the resurfacing of Mt. Merrill, are necessary to keep the park safe and looking great.

Mt. Merrill Resurfacing
Resurfacing at Mt. Merrill took place last week. The new blue update will ensure that the playground is safe to run and play on.


Mt. Merrill is named in honor of Merrill Davis, a beloved Friend of the Park, who died in a tragic car accident. The play structure honors his memory every day that it brings children from all over the city. The resurfacing took one short week, and already the new updates have seen dozens and dozens of kids climbing and sliding and playing!


As a nonprofit organization, Durham Central Park fundraises for every bit of maintenance work we put in to keep the park safe for anyone to visit. Supporters like you are the reason Mt. Merrill continues to be a recreation destination for families to enjoy year-round. If you’d like to support our work, click here to make a donation today.