The City of Durham is home to some pretty fun and unique green open spaces all throughout the Downtown area and outskirts of the city center. One of the most popular with residents and visitors is the Durham Central Park which is always evolving.

The DCP is a 5-acre city-owned park that is operated by a local non-profit organization, which manages its day-to-day operations and aims to develop and sustain this unique urban oasis by providing the citizens of Durham with an exciting downtown destination that offers a venue for cultural activities and is part of a 24-hour, authentic, walkable neighborhood for arts, recreation, and locally-owned businesses.

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Erick was born and bred in North Carolina. He spent most of his life just outside of Charlotte in the Lake Norman suburbs. He has worked as a group fitness instructor, personal trainer, life coach, public speaker, and most recently as a branded content editor and creative strategist for a local Fortune 500 company. Erick now resides in Raleigh with his wife, who is also a writer and published author of multiple books, and their two teenagers. He enjoys all things health, fitness, and tech. Erick has written extensively about consumer technology, food, health, and lifestyle for national magazines, local newspapers, and websites such as,,,, and In addition to being an all-around awesome person, he is a huge Nascar and college hoops fan.