Recreation and Sports

The death of the suburban corporate campus

October 23, 2014
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The death of the suburban corporate campus

Parks Blog readers know that parks and recreational opportunities play a vital role in enhancing quality of life. Many highly educated millennials are rightly making quality of life a primary focus. This is evidenced by the fact that many are choosing ...

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that subtle something, that quality of air

October 10, 2014
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that subtle something, that quality of air

“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.” - Robert Louis Stevenson"Sum...

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Pittsboro Hosts Fall Street Fair – October 25, 2014

October 1, 2014
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Pittsboro Hosts Fall Street Fair – October 25, 2014

The Town of Pittsboro’s annual Fall Street Fair will fill downtown with artisans, crafters, food vendors, live music, non-profit organizations and childrens’ activities Saturday, October 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This event is free and open to the public....

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The Bikeways of Bogata

October 1, 2014
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A great video about Bogata's ambitious ~ 350 kilometer bikeway system.  Riding Bogota's Bountiful Protected Bikeways from STREETFILMS on Vimeo.Enrique Penalosa, the visionary who implemented this effort in his capacity of former Mayor of Bogata,...

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DIY Skate Swing

September 30, 2014
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DIY Skate Swing

For the Pittsboro Skatepark Advocates - a DIY skate swing:from HomeMade Modernhttp://homemade-modern.com/ep35-the-skate-swing/

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Are Parks and Recreation Important to Apple?

September 29, 2014
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Are Parks and Recreation Important to Apple?

Corporations like Apple seek out the best of the best employees in order to retain their competitive edge. Providing innovative parks and recreation areas for their employees plays a huge role in attracting the best employees, serves a retention tool a...

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Urban Form Affects Physical Activity Levels

September 18, 2014
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Urban Form Affects Physical Activity Levels

This infographic from Active Living Research demonstrates how profoundly community design impacts how physically active people are. Bike lanes encourage more biking, dense development, sidewalks and greenways encourage more walking, and parks enco...

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Daily Spin Class Only Thing Keeping Mom From Driving Car Full Of Kids Into Ocean

September 17, 2014
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A great satirical piece from The Onion: http://www.theonion.com/articles/daily-spin-class-only-thing-keeping-mom-from-drivi,36930/We'll add that to the long list of benefits of parks and recreation so often discussed on this blog.

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Virtual Park Tour of Mary Hayes Barber Holmes Park

September 8, 2014
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Virtual Park Tour of Mary Hayes Barber Holmes Park

Here's a fun new way to preview Mary Hayes Barber Holmes Park from the comfort of your computer. No, you can't actually burn many calories this way, nor will you have nearly as much fun virtually.  The tour, however, gives people just learning abo...

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Ride Your Bike Gas Pump

August 28, 2014
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Ride Your Bike Gas Pump

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Vision Zero: Making pedestrian safety a public priority

August 22, 2014
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Vision Zero: Making pedestrian safety a public priority

The following is a repost from Better Cities and Towns - better places, stronger communities. New York and other cities confront the critical problem of pedestrian fatalities.Jay Walljasper, Better Cities & TownsPedestrians on Route 1 in Virginia. ...

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Sculpture on the Green Comes to Pittsboro

May 15, 2014
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Sculpture on the Green Comes to Pittsboro

The following article about Sculpture on the Green first appeared in the Chatham County Line :Sculpture on the Green Comes to Pittsboro by Deborah R. Meyer(Author’s note – I love sculpture. For many years, I have written about i...

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Sculpture on the Green, Saturday May 17

May 14, 2014
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Sculpture on the Green, Saturday May 17

Fearrington Village Resident Forrest Greenslade is a man of many talents, and fortunately for the residents of Chatham County, he is very generous in sharing them. This Saturday, at the opening reception for the first Town of Pittsboro sculpture show S...

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Sculpture on the Green 2014

May 14, 2014
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Sculpture on the Green 2014

Sculpture on the Green Sculpture Show at Mary Holmes Park304 Old Rock Spring Cemetery RdSaturday May 17 11am - 2pmFreeFeatured Sculptors:Edwin WhiteForrest GreensladeJeff HackneyJanice RievesJoe KenlanThe WingNut ArtistsJenny MarshAndrew DixonStev...

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Wake County Plans to Protect 30% of the County’s Land Area

April 28, 2014
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Kudos to Wake County, the first in the state to develop a comprehensive open space program.  Their goal is to protect permanently about 165,000 acres from development, or about 30% of their land area. The idea is to link the properties into a cohe...

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Tri-State Recognition Award for Mary Holmes Park

April 17, 2014
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Tri-State Recognition Award for Mary Holmes Park

A Pittsboro Park has won another award from the American Society of Landscape Architects.  Mary Hayes Barber Holmes Park received a Recognition Award at the recent Tri-State Conference in Asheville NC.  The field was very competitive featurin...

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Northwood vs Granville Central Softball Game Photos – 4/05/14

April 7, 2014
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Northwood vs Granville Central Softball Game Photos – 4/05/14

View over 90 pictures from this game at http://chathamphotos.com/2014/140405northwoodgranvillesoftball/ Tweet This Post

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Spring Athletics Registrations

February 27, 2014
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The Pittsboro area offers lots of opportunity for spring structured sports or other athletic programming. The Chatham Soccer League, for instance,  is conducting their spring registration drive now, and there are multiple offerings via Chatham Cou...

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2014 Exploring Nature in Chatham Series

February 20, 2014
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2014 Exploring Nature in Chatham Series

The Chatham Conservation Partnership is once again offering its Exploring Nature in Chatham Series. These are great ways to get out and appreciate the great natural resources in our backyard.Sunday, April 13th from 1:30 to 3:30 PM: Wetlands Restoration...

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Pittsboro Parks Snow Days

January 29, 2014
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Pittsboro Parks Snow Days

"Finally our snow camo is working" Geese at Town Lake ParkFort at Rock Ridge ParkRock Ridge Park Entrance

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