Recreation and Sports

National Walking Day – April 1, 2015

March 27, 2015
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National Walking Day – April 1, 2015

Come out and join the fun on National Walking day, on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.  The event will be acknowledged in Pittsboro and Chatham County, with free national walking day tee-shirts provided to the first 10 people to sign up at the locations ...

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Kudos to Briar Chapel’s Boulder Park

March 17, 2015
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Kudos to Briar Chapel’s Boulder Park

Kudos to Briar Chapel for their beautiful Boulder Park.  This simlpe plaza is a true community center.  This modest park will play a huge role in fostering community within this development, it will doubtless increase the value of nearby home...

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Spring Tennis Offerings in Pittsboro Parks

February 10, 2015
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Spring Tennis Offerings in Pittsboro Parks

Kids, adults and seniors will have new opportunities for play and instruction: 1) Kids & Adult Tennis Clinics via RDU TennisAfter School Wednesday Option4:30-5:30pm Grades K-3  Clinic5:30-6:30pm Grades 4-8 Clinic6:30-7:30pm Adult Beginner...

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2014 Annual Pittsboro Parks Report

February 10, 2015
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2014 Annual Pittsboro Parks Report

Pittsboro Parks has released its annual report.  Progress in the development of the parks system as well as downtown revitalization efforts are discussed. Details here:  2014 Calendar Year Pittsboro Parks Progress ReportJasper Ours hanging ou...

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Pittsboro Parks Blog 2015-02-06 11:11:00

February 6, 2015
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A follow up the Best Bike Infrastructure post of a few days ago:

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Parkour Training Playgrounds

February 3, 2015
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This looks fun! 

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The Best in Bike Infrastructure

February 2, 2015
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The Best in Bike Infrastructure

For the bike and transportation nerds - you know you're out there - a few impressive photo galleries from the Guardian:Bike infrastructure eye candy: The best cycling infrastructure in cities around the world Architectural bike eye candy: Architec...

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Giant Turtle Sighting at Kiwanis Park

January 29, 2015
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Giant Turtle Sighting at Kiwanis Park

New turtle sculpture for Kiwanis Park!The turtle replaced the White Oak car installed about 6 years ago. Part of the appeal of natural playgrounds is that they're never a fixed constant; they're always evolving. This sturdy concrete turtle should compl...

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Pittsboro’s Downtown Featured on NC Weekend

January 20, 2015
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Pittsboro was recently featured on UNC-TV's NC Weekend.  It's great that there's funding available from the NC Department of Commerce, Division of Tourism, Film and Sport Development to support projects like this.  

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The Reader – Sculpture

January 19, 2015
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The Reader – Sculpture

"The Reader" a metal sculpture created by local artist Steve Cote now graces Mary Hayes Barber Holmes Park. The piece was the people's choice winner of the Sculpture in the Green event last Spring.  Mary Holmes Park has always been envisioned as a...

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Hawk sighting at Town Lake Park

January 15, 2015
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Hawk sighting at Town Lake Park

This red-shouldered hawk was spotted at Town Lake Park Today.

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Couch transforms into an indoor playground

January 14, 2015
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Couch transforms into an indoor playground

This cool couch was designed to provide lots of indoor play options. Read more here.

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Worth the drive from Philly!

January 9, 2015
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Worth the drive from Philly!

It is always great to see these type of comments on the Rock Ridge Park Disc Golf Course Facebook Page:

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What is a livable community, anyway?

January 8, 2015
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What is a livable community, anyway?

A great article from Better Cities & Towns follows.  It asks the important question that I've had for years, namely, "where is my jet-pack?" Parks, an intelligent approach to economic development, and conscious urban planning are all aime...

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Grumpy Cat likes Pittsboro Parks

December 9, 2014
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Grumpy Cat likes Pittsboro Parks

"I like Pittsboro Parks - Don't tell anyone."

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2014 Pittsboro Christmas Parade

December 5, 2014
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2014 Pittsboro Christmas Parade

The Pittsboro Christmas Parade will be held this Sunday December 7, 2014 at 3PM in Historic Downtown Pittsboro. 

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Sprawl Linked to Bicycle Fatalities?

November 17, 2014
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Sprawl Linked to Bicycle Fatalities?

There was another bicycle fatality in Durham today, due to an automobile collision, the thirdin the last six weeks. Raleigh Durham ranks number three (3) of the highest sprawl metro areas in the nation, just behind the Triad (Greensboro-Winston-Salem-H...

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Bus Rapid Transit: Bogotá

November 5, 2014
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An elegant 3rd world solution to efficient transit:Courtesy of Street Films

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Sugar Skull Brownies

October 28, 2014
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Sugar Skull Brownies

Check out this great Halloween idea . . courtesy of Hungry Happenings

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The Economic Engine of a Vibrant City

October 28, 2014
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The Economic Engine of a Vibrant City

A few excerpts from an insightful New York Times Article by Claire Cain MillerWhere Young College Graduates Are Choosing to Live"The population of young, educated people in Dallas, Charlotte and Raleigh is also growing more slowly than their population...

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