Friday, March 30 is a Town Holiday

Most municipal offices will be closed. Yard waste will not be collected. Chapel Hill Transit will operate on Saturday schedules with no U or NU service. Chapel Hill Public Library will be open March 30 and closed Sunday, April 1. Read more.

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Chapel Hill local government has various standing boards and commissions that advise the Town Council on a wide range of issues. We are currently looking to fill vacancies on all boards and commissions.

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Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation opens Registration today, January 2.

2018 Winter-Spring Recreation Programs

Post Date:01/02/2018 8:30 AM

Current Brochure CoverChapel Hill, NC: Registration for Parks and Recreation programs begins January 2.  Patrons may browse recreation programs and activities at Programs range from Youth and Adult Sports, to added Summer and Spring Break Camp Programs, as well as Outdoor Adventure programs - one of our newest offerings.

New to this year’s line-up are Outdoor Adventure programs, with kayaking trips planned for youth 10 and older and their parents to Paddle the Eno River, Jordan Lake and Neuse River. Join us as we learn about the fundamentals of kayaking and canoeing including safety, equipment, paddling technique, and trip planning.

A new fitness course has been installed along the greenway in Southern Community Park, thanks to a collaboration among the Town and Southern Village. The outdoor fitness course on the Fan Branch Trail is currently open for public use. Each piece of equipment is designed to be unique from the other, and is highlighted by its placement in the natural setting of the greenway. The equipment can be used in a variety of ways by adults and children of all ages.

In addition to our Summer Day Camps, a host of new summer and spring break camps have been added, including Outdoor Adventure, Social Café, Play-Well TEKnology, Ceramic Arts, Jumpstart Sports theme camps such as Lacrosse, Cheerleading, Olympics, Ultimate Frisbee and much more. Some inclusion support is available for campers with disabilities. Ages 5-16 depending on the camp, Dates June 11-Aug. 17, Price Varies for each camp.

Public parks and recreation are the gateways to a healthier, more livable community. At Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation, we continue to expand our efforts in making a positive change in the health and wellness in Chapel Hill and Orange County.

RESIDENTS (persons living in or owning property in Orange County or Chapel Hill town limits) may register beginning 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday Jan. 2; NON-RESIDENTS may register beginning 8:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9. Summer Camp Registration begins Feb. 12. Be sure to our program brochure for details and locations for registrations.

Download your new program brochure or browse our activities at

To sign up, patrons will have to create an online account to register for their classes. Patrons can also register in person at one of three recreation centers, Chapel Hill Community Center, Hargraves Community Center, the Homestead Aquatic Center, or drop in at our administrative offices.

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