Recreation and Sports

Eight Ways Parks Improve Your Health

January 24, 2014
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Check out this great video from the Trust for Public Lands - Eight Ways Parks Improve Your Health:

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Register Now for Spring Tennis Clinics

January 9, 2014
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Register Now for Spring Tennis Clinics

Our Fall Tennis camps were a great success; as such, we will continue offering clinics this spring.  This is a great inexpensive way learn the sport or to refine your skills.  Options are available for both  youths and adults. Click here...

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New Bike Fixit Station for Downtown Pittsboro

December 30, 2013
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New Bike Fixit Station for Downtown Pittsboro

Pittsboro's historic downtown has seen some notable improvements via the Town's Main Street Program. Facelifts for prominent buildings have been funded through facade grants, and the Town has also invested in some beautiful street furnishings. These in...

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2013 Pittsboro Parks Progress Report

December 17, 2013
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2013 Pittsboro Parks Progress Report

The state of the parks is strong.  2013 marked another productive and exciting year for Pittsboro Parks; please enjoy this year's Parks Progress Report.  Highlights include:Completion of the Rock Ridge Park Disc Golf CourseImproved community ...

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Pittsboro Christmas Parade Photos 2013

December 9, 2013
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Pittsboro Christmas Parade Photos 2013

Great photos from the Christmas Parade can be found at the Town Facebook Page.  I had a blast passing out glow sticks to spectators. Given the cold and rain, it took hearty determined souls to brave the parade this year, like this scurvy bunch of ...

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Grand Trees of Chatham Finds Potential State Champion Tree

November 18, 2013
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Grand Trees of Chatham Finds Potential State Champion Tree

The Grand Trees of Chatham may have located a State Champion Tree in this White Oak located near Mann's Chapel Road in Northeast Chatham County. This massive Oak has a whopping circumference of 261" (~6.9 feet in diameter), a height of 120', and a crow...

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2013 Pittsboro Fall Street Fair – October 26, 2013

October 18, 2013
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2013 Pittsboro Fall Street Fair – October 26, 2013

Saturday October 26, 2013 9am - 5pm - Rain or ShineEvery year Pittsboro's Fall Street Fair brings out thousands to hear great music, enjoy the tastes and smells of the food vendors and to peruse arts and crafts and organizational booths. This will be t...

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Half Day Tennis Camps Offered this Fall

July 30, 2013
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Half Day Tennis Camps Offered this Fall

Pittsboro Parks has partnered with RDU Tennis to offer tennis clinics this fall for all ages. This is Pittsboro Parks' first foray into athletic programming and we're very excited about this offering. Fall 2013 Schedule:Start Date Wednesday, August 28t...

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Economic Benefits of Parks and Open Spaces to Developers

May 23, 2013
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Economic Benefits of Parks and Open Spaces to Developers

An increasing percentage of enlightened developers are viewing the provision of parks within their developments less as "takings" or obligations begrudgingly offered for the public good but rather as opportunities for them to better differentiate their...

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Entrance Improvements at Mary Holmes Park

April 21, 2013
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Entrance Improvements at Mary Holmes Park

Below are photos of some minor improvements to the upper level pedestrian entrance of Mary Hayes Barber Holmes Park.  The work was completed in order to reduce long term maintenance through more efficient stormwater management, but the improvement...

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Courthouse Party 4.20.13

April 19, 2013
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Courthouse Party 4.20.13

Come join the party in commemoration of the reopening of the Chatham County Courthouse, our town’s most iconic landmark.  Lots of great music from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM; many of our downtown businesses will have extended hours to accommodate ...

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Cannon Fire in Pittsboro – April 20, 2013

April 15, 2013
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Cannon Fire in Pittsboro – April 20, 2013

The great folks at Alamance Battleground are bringing their reproduction revolutionary war cannon to our Courthouse Reopening Celebration, so don't be alarmed when you hear it fire at 10:30 AM and again at 1:30 PM. The blasts will mark important moment...

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Chatham Courthouse Celebrations Update

April 14, 2013
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A repost from Chatham County:Important Update on Historic Courthouse Grand Reopening on April 20Posted Date: 4/11/2013The Grand Reopening of the Chatham County 1881 Courthouse on April 20, 2013 will be an eventful day in and around the traffi...

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Courthouse Reopening Street Party on 4-20

April 13, 2013
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Courthouse Reopening Street Party on 4-20

Pittsboro is celebrating the reopening of the Chatham County Courthouse with a Street Party on April 20, 2013. We'll feature some great local entertainment, so be sure to come out to join the crowd. Here's the lineup:6PM - 7PM - BluegrassTommy Edwards ...

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The Value of Play

February 6, 2013
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The Value of Play

This looks like a perfect day to go play in one our great parks. If you need any more encouragement here are some great quotes on the value of play.:"It is a happy talent to know how to play." Ralph Waldo Emerson:“You can discover more about a p...

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Laura Bush: Instill Love of Nature in Children

January 30, 2013
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Laura Bush: Instill Love of Nature in Children

Article written by Laura Bush, courtesy of the San Antonio Express-NewsFormer first lady Laura Bush laments that today’s children are not growing up in the out-of-doors as she did; she is working to reverse that trend.Some of my earliest memories are...

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Kids’ Sports Leagues – Spring Registrations

January 29, 2013
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Kids’ Sports Leagues – Spring Registrations

Spring is just around the corner and local sports leagues are filling their rosters early. Here's a list of a few programs accepting registrations now. Chatham Soccer League ParticipantsChatham County Parks and Recreation has opened registration for T-...

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Promoting Cycling & Walking Presentation at UNC

January 18, 2013
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Promoting Cycling & Walking Presentation at UNC

Ever wished that your home town could be as bike friendly as the great  European cities? If so, this free lecture might be just up your alley. more great photos on this theme can be found herePromoting Cycling and Walking for Sustainable and Healt...

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Pittsboro Featured in DiscGolfer Magazine

January 16, 2013
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Pittsboro Featured in DiscGolfer Magazine

Though Pittsboro's Rock Ridge Disc Golf Course is still very much under construction, it is nevertheless creating a buzz in the disc golf community. A recent article in the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) Magazine illustrates how Pittsboro's ...

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Pittsboro Parks Wordle

January 11, 2013
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Pittsboro Parks Wordle

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