Recreation and Sports

What makes Pittsboro, NC a Great Place?

June 2, 2017
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What makes Pittsboro, NC a Great Place?

New polling questions are now available at www.pittsboroparks.org. The central theme is asking "what we want to be when we grow up" as a community. Many of the questions are open-ended and require a bit more thought than simple multiple choice question...

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April Fools? – Pittsboro Cat Parks

April 6, 2017
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April Fools? – Pittsboro Cat Parks

Survey results are in - Pittsboro residents rank Cat Parks as their number one parks and recreational priority. Cat Parks easily outranked other priorities by large margins. Survey respondents claim that for too long cats have been overshadowed by dogs...

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Breakfast Forum Examines Economic Impact of Place, Parks, and Quality of Life

April 6, 2017
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Breakfast Forum Examines Economic Impact of Place, Parks, and Quality of Life

PITTSBORO  – The Town of Pittsboro Parks Department and the Chatham Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will host a forum, The Power of Place, Parks and Quality of Life: An Economic Development Perspective, on Tuesday, April 11, from 9 t...

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What is a Parks & Recreation System Master Plan?

April 6, 2017
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What is a Parks & Recreation System Master Plan?

Great question; one of the best answers that I've come across is below:"A parks and open-space plan outlines a systematic approach to providing parks and recreation services to a community. Parks and open-space resources within a community include envi...

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Tree ID Walk – April 5, 2017 – National Walking Day

April 4, 2017
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Those boots are made for walking, so put them on and join me, your friendly neighborhood Parks Planner, and Margaret Tiano of Grand Trees of Chatham for National Walking Day. We'll meet in the parking lot of Rock Ridge Park at 4 PM on April 5...

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A Huge Thanks to the Pittsboro Navigators!

April 3, 2017
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A Huge Thanks to the Pittsboro Navigators!

Thanks to the Pittsboro Navigators Troop 133, who spent a recent beautiful Saturday cleaning up trash at Town Lake Park! They scoured the park and really made a huge difference. They even got a lesson in ecology and conservation by area naturalist...

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Little Library at Town Lake Park

March 14, 2017
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Little Library at Town Lake Park

Serendipity strikes! I've been wanting to place a Little Lending Library at one or several of the parks but it's never risen to the top of my priority list.  So, I was thrilled when Krista Millard approached me about not only providing a pre-made ...

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Pittsboro Parks & Recreation System Master Plan

February 16, 2017
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Pittsboro Parks & Recreation System Master Plan

Pittsboro Parks has just begun work on a Parks and Recreation System Master Plan!What is a System Master Plan?A System Master Plan is a strategic guide that outlines the goals and vision of a community’s parks, recreation and greenway system. It is ...

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Friends of the Haw River Updates

February 16, 2017
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Friends of the Haw River Updates

This group has hit the ground running since their founding as an official Friends of the State Parks chapter focusing on our well loved  Lower Haw River State Natural Area.Read more about their numerous activities in their latest NEWSLETTER.Highli...

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From Pickle-Low to Pickleball

February 1, 2017
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From Pickle-Low to Pickleball

Dorthea Lange, as part of her famous 1939 photographic series in Pittsboro, captured this sign advertising a "Pickle-Low Party" in downtown Pittsboro.  This was well before our current ordinance outlawing such scofflaw utility pole postings. More ...

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Quote of the Day

November 3, 2016
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"You can measure the health of a town by the vitality and energy of its streets and public open space." - William H. Whyte

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Quote of the Day

October 21, 2016
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Quote of the Day

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Doris Day Parking & The High Cost of Free Parking

October 12, 2016
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What is Doris Day Parking?  You'll have to watch the first few minutes of this video to find out! Transportation & Parking from Julie Campoli on Vimeo.Parking Rock Star (&UCLA economist) Donald Shoup on the High Cost of Free Parking

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Pittsboro Parks Blog 2016-10-04 12:53:00

October 4, 2016
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Pittsboro Parks Blog 2016-10-04 12:53:00

For more details, interactive charts and the full report, click here.

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Give Back Grace & Delight

October 4, 2016
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“The more successfully a city mingles everyday diversity of uses and users in its everyday streets, the more successfully, casually (and economically) its people thereby enliven and support well-located parks that can thus give back grace and delight...

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Give Back Grace & Delight

October 4, 2016
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“The more successfully a city mingles everyday diversity of uses and users in its everyday streets, the more successfully, casually (and economically) its people thereby enliven and support well-located parks that can thus give back grace and delight...

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21 Swings

September 30, 2016
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Every now and then, humans make wonderful things: 21 Balançoires (21 Swings) from Daily tous les jours on Vimeo.

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Land Use Tax Implications Post 2

September 29, 2016
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This is a follow up to the last post.  This videos a bit longer and provides more detail - gotta love the power of maps:

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Land Use – Implications for Taxpayers

September 29, 2016
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"What we consistently find is that municipalities and their counties perform better when they invest their dollars in walkable mixed-use development patterns instead of other forms of development like sprawl." - Joe MInicozziPlanning 101This video conv...

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Random Quote of the Day

September 2, 2016
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“If you create a great city for an 8 year old and an 80 year old, you will create a successful city for all people.” - Gil Penalosa

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