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Durham County Library Celebrates Durham Central Park

Program: Bullish on Durham: Spotlight on Durham Central Park
Date: Saturday, June 8
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro Street
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: What is the history of Durham Central Park? Durham County Library will host landscape architect Dan Jewell as he moderates a panel that includes Durham Central Park co-founders Allen Wilcox and Curtis Eshelman, and Durham Central Park vice president Lee Ann Tilley, for a look back at how a barren patch of land in downtown Durham became the heart of the city. The discussion will take place at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro Street.

Wilcox and Eshelman first conceived the idea for Durham Central Park in 1994 as a way of bringing life to the downtown area. They worked with Bill Kalkhof of Downtown Durham, Inc. to enlist community support for the new park, which has become the home to the Durham Farmers’ Market, concerts, community events and beloved green spaces.

This program is sponsored by Durham Library Foundation. For more information, contact Joanne Abel at 919-560-0268. Refreshments will be served at this event.

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or


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