Friday, July 3 is a Town holiday. Chapel Hill Transit will not operate July 4-July 5. Yard waste will not be collected Friday, July 3. The July 4th Community Celebration has been canceled. More Information


No mask distribution on Saturday, July 4.


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Recreation Programs and Events

The Parks and Recreation Department strives to create “fun beyond imagination” by offering a variety of programs and events and activities for all ages. Spring festivities include Dixie Rock and an Adventure Program Festival. The Chapel Hill Community Center serves as the host site for the annual Haunted Hill Halloween Fest.

All types of seasonal activities are featured in our Parks and Recreation parks and Facilities. You may want to drop by our Facebook events page and live our page to see a calendar of all our fun and rewarding Recreation events

Recreation Event Line Up this year

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Celebrate National Trails Day with a Virtual Trail Walk Challenge #CHTrailsChallenge

This Saturday, June 6, 2020, is National Trails Day!

Will you accept our challenge to GO THE DISTANCE? We challenge you to walk, run or ride all 9+ miles of Chapel Hill’s paved greenways from June 5 through June 12, 2020. Those who complete the challenge will be entered in a drawing to win one of five prize packs valued at $100 each. 

More info and entry forms


National Parks and Recreation Month
Game On! Get in the Game!
July 2020

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August 2020
Hargraves Community Center 
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Hargraves Fall Carinval
Hargraves Center

October 2020
Ages 6-12 yrs.

Activities Include:

  • Carnival Games
  • Tattoo Booth
  • Cupcake Walk
  • Popcorn 

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October 2020
Chapel Hill Community Center 



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