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  • A.D. Clark Pool

    A.D. Clark Pool

    Call for hours.
    Outdoor pool is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The 25-meter pool offers zero-depth entry and 4 lap lanes. Locker rooms, showers and family changing area are available. Free and open to the public. Call for specific details on programs provided by the Town of Chapel Hill’s Parks and Recreation Department.

  • Anderson Softball Stadium

    Anderson Softball Stadium

    In 2002, the North Carolina softball team began play at its new home, the Anderson Softball Stadium. The lighted facility, which measures 200 feet to all fields seats 500, and includes state-of-the-art fencing, a new scoreboard, bullpens and batting cages, as well as a separate practice/warm-up field. The complex is located off of Raleigh Road (Highway 54) behind the General Administration building. The stadium was officially dedicated April 23, 2006 in a win over Georgia Tech. Amenities in the team building include a top-of-the-line locker room, on-site training room, coaches' offices, equipment room and a spacious and fully furnished team room.

  • Bicycle Chain (The)

    Bicycle Chain (The)

    Open Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm; Sun, noon-5pm. Two locations: 210 West Franklin St, Chapel Hill & 104 West Main St, Carrboro (919) 967-5104. Photo from

  • Blackwood Farm Park

    Blackwood Farm Park

    Blackwood Farm Park features approximately 152 acres of land located between Hillsborough and Chapel Hill. There is a historic farmhouse, barn, smokehouse, corncrib and other outbuildings, a picnic shelter, restroom, 4 miles of hiking trails, fishing (no boating).  Valid fishing license required (over age 16) and artificial bait only.  Also has open fields with 2 streams that flow into New Hope Creek. Currently open weekends only.  Fri - Sun 8 am - 8 pm, May through August; 8 am - 7 pm, September through April; and 8 am - 5 pm, October through March.

  • Bolin Creek Trail

    Bolin Creek Trail

    Open dawn to dusk.
    Paved path that starts at the Chapel Hill Community Center off South Estes Dr and runs west for 1.5 miles to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, formerly Airport Rd. A extension runs about a mile further, connecting with a trail in neighboring Carrboro. Photo from Katharine B. yelp.

  • Boshamer Stadium

    Boshamer Stadium

    For the fan experience, enjoy a wider concourse, new concession areas and restrooms, UNC Baseball Hall of Honor, and a new lighting system. The stadium’s upper deck includes suites for lease, coaches office suite, upgraded press box suites and hospitality area. The Steinbrenner Family Courtyard creates a scenic entrance to the ballpark. Seating capacity is 4,100.

  • Cane Creek Reservoir

    Cane Creek Reservoir

    Open Friday - Saturdays, 6:30am-6pm.  University Lake is open on Sundays. OWASA’s University Lake and Cane Creek Reservoir opened for public recreation on March 21, 2015 and will stay open through early November. The lake(s) will be closed on Good Friday (April 3).

    Cane Creek Reservoir will also be open for recreation on Memorial Day and Labor Day.  The reservoir was built in 1989 to complement University Lake. Free picnic and sunbathing areas. OWASA offers, kayaks canoes and flat-bottomed boats for rent.  Fees charged for lake use, boat rentals and related activities. Parking.  Cane Creek Reservoir is stocked with bass, crappie, catfish and a variety of sunfish. A State fishing license is necessary except on July 4th. Johnny Riley, Senior Lakes Warden, 919-942-5790 or

  • Carmichael Arena

    Carmichael Arena

    Mon-Fri 8am-5pm and for special events.

    Carmichael Arena is home to the UNC Women’s Basketball team. The newly renovated arena is a state-of-the-art facility, featuring numerous upgrades from the historic gym that opened in 1965. Capacity is 6,922 and fans will notice a new scoreboard, seating, concourse renovations and women’s basketball museum.

  • Carolina Basketball Museum

    Carolina Basketball Museum

    The Carolina Basketball Museum chronicles the history of UNC Basketball and includes nearly 500 authentic artifacts, hundreds of photographs, and videos of various players, coaches, championships and historic moments. The interactive museum is the first university basketball-only museum in the country. Located on the first floor of the Ernie Williamson Athletics Center, open Monday-Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday 9am - 1pm, select times on home game days. Free admission.

  • Carrboro Parks

    Carrboro Parks

    Parks office hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm. Center's office hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm and during scheduled events. Both closed major holidays. Parks are open daily, 7am to dark (lighted areas till 11pm). Athletic fields, meeting rooms, kitchen and pavilions are available for reservations, and a variety of programs and events are scheduled for all ages. The Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department is located in the Carrboro Century Center. Carrboro's largest park, the Hank Anderson III Community Park, named after a much respected community leader who passed away in 1998, is located on Highway 54, west of Carrboro past Carrboro Plaza, on the right. Baldwin Park located on Broad Street, includes playground equipment, a multipurpose field, grill, and basketball goal. Brewer's Lane Mini-Park located on Brewer's Lane, has an open space and a basketball court. Carrboro Elementary School located at the end of Sheldon Street, is open 3 pm until dark. Simpson Street Mini Park located on the corner of Simpson and West Main, has a swing, picnic table, and an open space. Town Commons Play Area located on West Main Street next to Town Hall, has playground equipment (ages 2-5) and a large open space play area. Wilson Park located off of North Greensboro St, just past the Estes Dr. intersection, on Williams St., on the right.

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