OUR MISSION To enliven our community by providing exceptional service, creating opportunities for inclusive recreational and cultural experiences and nurturing beautiful, sustainable spaces.
OUR VISION Inspire Create Preserve
ABOUT US The Town of Chapel Hill is nationally regarded for its quality of life. Public parks and recreation are the gateways to a healthier, more livable community. In addition to our parks, trails, indoor and outdoor recreation facilities, Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation offers a myriad of recreation programs and cultural activities for all ages and social backgrounds.
Everyone needs the opportunity for self-enrichment, adventure, fellowship and quiet reflection. At Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Department, we understand these needs and are dedicated to providing cultural and recreational opportunities in a safe and inviting environment.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
From instructions on how to register for our programs, to a complete listing of facilities and operating hours, to a guide to volunteer services, facility rentals, and information about our park maintenance division, our FAQs page is your go-to source to answer all your questions.
FRIENDS OF CHAPEL HILL PARKS AND RECREATION
The Friends of Parks and Recreation was created to enhance our parks, our greenways, and our recreational programs and facilities. Individuals, groups and businesses can donate to The Friends in a variety of ways: Become a member each year, select one or more projects to sponsor, plan a legacy gift for the future, or make an unspecified gift. To see a description of current priority projects, go to Fundraising Projects.
YOUR COMMENTS COUNT! If you have a question or comment about Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Department’s activities, facilities or services please call, write or stop by our offices and let us know.
Fall Registration Opens
• Residents - August 6 at 8:30 a.m.
• Non-residents - August 13 at 8:30 a.m.
Registration for programs occurs during three different registration sessions during the calendar year. Each registration session is accompanied by a program brochure that becomes available to the public at least four weeks prior to the start of programs. The table below indicates registration for most programs:
* Summer Camp Registration Begins in February
** Fall Athletic League Registration Begins in Summer