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We want everyone to travel safely in Chapel Hill. The Police Department and area partners will continue speed enforcement and Watch for Me N.C. initiatives throughout the month of February. These initiatives are an effort to continue to preserve and enhance a safe community in which to travel, whether on two wheels, four wheels, two feet, or other methods.

Watch For Me N.C. is a statewide safety initiative designed to improve relationships on roads between people who drive, people who walk, people who roll and people who bike. People may receive helpful information, warnings, and in some cases, tickets for violations during these initiatives.

The Chapel Hill Police Department is taking additional steps to encourage safety among all travelers of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and throughout the community. You may notice an enhanced police presence along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The Watch For Me N.C. travel-safety initiative scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27, is being moved from South Columbia Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. You will also notice temporary digital signs along the road to encourage safe-travel behaviors.

Chapel Hill Police Travel-Safety Initiatives

Enhanced Efforts to Improve Safety on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

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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