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Sports & Recreation

Widely known as the City of Champions, Durham is home to national championships, hall of fame coaches, the site of the first interracial basketball game, and the backdrop for the movie Bull Durham. Visitors can enjoy America's pastime in the gorgeous Durham Bulls Athletic Park, explore college basketball at the Duke Basketball Museum and Sports Hall of Fame, and enjoy the picturesque Historic Durham Athletic Park.

In addition to all its spectator sports, the Bull City also offers ten golf courses, numerous hikingbiking, and walking trails, and water activities at a variety of locations. Whether you want to check out the champions from the stands or get in the game yourself, sports and recreation opportunities abound in Durham.

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Eno River State Park

  • 6101 Cole Mill Rd, Main Access Area: Fews Ford off of Cole Mill Rd
  • Durham, NC 27705-9275
  • (919) 383-1686
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

The Eno River flows through Durham for 33 miles before eventually ending up in Falls Lake on the eastern edge of the county. This park, only 10 miles from Downtown Durham, offers terrific access for …

Little River Regional Park & Natural Area

  • Park entrance is off Guess Rd, 1 mile north of the Durham/Orange County line
  • 301 Little River Park Way
  • Rougemont, NC 27572
  • (919) 732-5505
  • North Durham (North of I-85)

With 391 acres of park and natural area developed from tobacco farmland, the Little River Regional Park & Natural Area offers ample opportunity to take in the natural beauty of Durham County. There …

West Point on the Eno

  • 5101 N Roxboro Rd
  • Durham, NC 27704
  • (919) 471-1623
  • North Durham (North of I-85)

Combining natural beauty and history, West Point on the Eno is free park along the Eno River spanning 404 acres with three historic buildings. A rebuilt grist mill on the site of what was once the …

A.B. Fit Team

  • 1058 W Club Blvd
  • Northgate Mall
  • I-85 Exit 176
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 423-7519
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Offering cardio, toning and muscle building, weights classes set to dance music, abdominal strength and toning class, a low-impact dance class, and a kids-oriented fitness class.

Activedge Fitness And Sports Performance

  • 4221-2 Garrett Rd
  • Durham, NC 27707
  • (919) 493-1204
  • SW Durham, including Southpoint

Fitness training

AKASHA Thai Yoga Studio

  • 1410 W Chapel Hill St, Downtown Durham
  • (first floor, in art gallery)
  • Durham, NC 27704
  • (919) 519-4262
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Thai yoga workout

Al Buehler Cross Country Trail

  • NC Hwy 751 and Science Dr
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 613-8013
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

More than three miles of gravel jogging and walking trails around the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Course. Named for Al Buehler, former Duke track coach and six-time ACC Champion.

Amaka's International Hair

  • 1906 E NC Hwy 54, Ste 100-A
  • Durham, NC 27713
  • (919) 806-5312
  • SW Durham, including Southpoint

Full-service spa offering hair, nail, facial and massage services.

American Tobacco Trail

  • Downtown Durham to NC Hwy 54
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 560-4355
  • Downtown Area

12 miles of trails from Downtown Durham to NC Hwy 54, then from Massey Chapel Rd to Durham/Chatham County line. Bicycling, hiking, walking, and running.

American Village Park

  • 4703 American Dr
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 560-4355
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Includes grills, picnic facilities, play grounds, small shelters, and water fountains.








Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604