DRPD Main Office Closed - Friday, March 20, 2020

As of Friday, March 20th, the DRPD Main Office will be closed to the public until further notice. If you have any questions please email DurhamRecAdmin@durhamrec.com or leave a message on the office phone (530)345-1921 and we will respond within a timely manner. We will post any updates on the website and on our Facebook page as we get more information. 

Durham Recreation and Park District takes the safety and health of our community as a top priority and is taking actions to limit the spread of this virus. Therefore, we have made the tough decision to cancel or postpone the following programs.



  • VITA Tax Services: If you have an appointment already scheduled, you will be notified from the person whom you have an appointment with.

  • Gentle Yoga: Cancelled at Memorial Hall. 

Can I Get A Refund?

If we CAN reschedule your classes or programs, we will credit your account for any of the missed classes. If we are NOT able to reschedule your class or program, we will automatically credit your account. This may take some time to determine since additional cancellations may be necessary. For ASP and Cubbie Care we will be assessing refunds next week. 


Are the Parks Still Open?

All parks will remain open until we are directed otherwise by the local health department. We encourage you to continue visiting our parks, as regular exercise is essential to physical and mental well-being. We have instituted cleaning and disinfecting measures for frequently touched surfaces at all our restroom facilities, beyond our regular cleaning measures. But please be mindful of the social distance regulations and refrain from meeting in larger groups of people. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding, as we continue to monitor this unprecedented situation and encourage you to stay up to date with COVID-19 facts through the CDC, the California Department of Public Health and Butte County Public Health.

Durham Recreation & Park District

COVID-19 UPDATE - Friday, March 13, 2020

COVID-19 Update

DRPD is monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation with the top priority being the safety of our participants and staff. Using information received from both the California Public Health Department and Butte County Public Health, we continue to evaluate the status of our programs and services. Should program changes be necessary, we will post updates on both our Facebook page and our website. If a program is cancelled, our team will contact those that are pre-registered. Thank you for your understanding during the constantly changing environment.


How Can People Protect Themselves

The best way to prevent the spread of illness, including; seasonal flu, novel coronavirus and other respiratory illness is to practice everyday illness prevention steps:

·         Washing hands with soap and water.

·         Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

·         Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.

·         Staying home if you are sick, especially from work, school and public places.

·         Following guidance from public health officials. 

View Center for Disease Control (CDC) Resources

·         CDC - Hand Sanitizer

·         CDC - Wash Your Hands

·         CDC - Wash Your Hands (Spanish)

·         CDC Information - Cover Your Cough


The Durham Recreation and Park District (DRPD) will be cancelling and closing the following classes, leagues and facilities following Governor Newsom’s and the California Dept. of Public Health’s orders and guidance regarding the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). As of March 12, 2020, Butte County has zero COVID-19 cases. As always DRPD’s first priority is the well-being and safety of our community members and employees. These postponements, cancellations and closures will be in effect until at least March 31st (unless otherwise stated):

  • DRPD Smartphone and Young Entrepreneur classes are cancelled.
  • All Little League and Tee Ball activities (practices and games) are postponed until April 6th.
  • Youth and adult basketball, cheerleading, ping pong and volleyball practices are cancelled.

(For cancelled activities, we will reschedule if possible or refund those teams)



Gentle Yoga Classes will still take place, but within the guidelines of social distances by maintaining a 6-foot distance between participants.

We will attempt to continue essential services that are planned such as Tax Preparation but within the guidelines of social distancing.

The pool and locker rooms will remain open for Durham Dolphins Spring practices.

DRPD Cubbie Care and After School Program will follow the lead of Durham Unified School District. Should the school be closed, these DRPD programs will also close.

All DRPD Parks will remain open. DRPD staff strongly recommends that users maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet and follow all other coronavirus related sanitation recommendations. As a District we are increasing our efforts to maintain clean facilities and being vigilant about our disinfecting and sanitary efforts for not only our patrons and community members, but also our employees.

For information on credits due to cancellations, please contact:

Reservations: Kirsten Cyr Kirsten@Durhamrec.com

Youth Leagues, Classes and Sports: Andres Corrales Andres@Durhamrec.com

These closures and cancellations are subject to change and/or may be extended based on new and updated information.


We appreciate everyone’s understanding during this rapidly evolving, fluid situation. These closures were discussed at length and in the end, the decisions were made based on the Governor’s March 12th Executive Order, which stated, in part  “All residents are to heed any orders and guidance of state and local public health officials, including but not limited to the imposition of social distancing measures, to confront the spread of COVID-19.”

Welcome to D.R.P.D.!

The District is a public service agency created by the people to provide for parks, recreational areas and facilities to meet both present and future needs of the community. Durham Recreation & Park District is made up of five community parks, Veteran's Memorial Hall, swim center, and activity center.