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Showing posts from September, 2014

Parkwood Elementary brings home National Healthy School Award

According to the Herald Sun, "Parkwood Elementary teachers eliminated sugary beverages from their lounge vending machine" to help inspire the students, who won a Bronze National Healthy School award!  Congratulations, Parkwood Elementary!

October Events in Parkwood

Community Activities in Parkwood need the assistance of Parkwood residents to make things happen!

 Community Activity Committee meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 1417 Seaton Road. Meetings start at 7pm.

 The activities calendar for Parkwood continues to fill up with fun things to do over the coming months:

 Community Yard Sale: - Oct. 11th, 8am-12pm - Parkwood community yard sale. ‘you name it, we’ve got it.’ If you are interested in participating please contact Pandora Simpson at 919-605-5272. She is the main coordinator of the event and would love to add your address to the yard sale map. The event will be advertised on Craigslist as well as other community calendars. Ask her about flyers which will be available for you to help advertise to get the word out.

Octoberfest--Oct 25th 4-8pm .... Time for early Halloween fun in Parkwood! Get ready for a fall fest from 4-8pm with great food to eat from the Methodist Men and other vendors; cotton candy, a costume conte…

Durham Bike and Hike map

While the Parkwood HOA office cannot stock these type guides physically, I thought it might be nice to have it for you online.

Durham Bike & Hike Map

My physical copy is from 2012 and there have been updates to the trais over the past 2 years. Hopefully the electronic version has all available trails noted.


Pati Barrow
Parkwood Association

Mark Your Calendar for October 9th

At the 2014 Annual meeting, an article about a long-standing sidewalk issue was mentioned. Members of the Association followed up and here’s Parkwood’s current options from Dale McKeel,

Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator, Department of Transportation: -------------------------------------------------

Dear Parkwood Association:
Thank you for contacting me about the Parkwood sidewalks and the decision by the Durham City Council that was discussed in a newspaper article earlier this week.
There will be a letter from the City with more information about this decision, and possible next steps, that will be sent soon.
In the meantime, here is some information for you and the neighborhood to consider:
The petition sidewalk item will not be on the City Council agenda on Monday night (Sept 15).  There is not an opportunity for public comment at regular (night-time) City Council meetings for items that are not on the agenda.  If you were to show up Monday, you would not have an…