Environment / Agriculture / Parks & Recreation


  • County parks remain open, but some Covid protocol measures are still in place. Please adhere to these measures as per signage at the parks as posted. 
  • Staff at the Bonnie B. Davis Environment and Agricultural Center (EAC) are working both remotely and in office.  Staff may be reached and appointments scheduled by email to the person in question (please see staff directory), by calling 919-245-2510, or by ringing the bell outside the office suite.
  •  The Central Recreation Center (CRC) is in use for scheduled programs only, and is not open drop-in use at this time. Recreation staff may be reached and appointments scheduled by email to the person in question (please see staff directory) or by calling 919-245-2660. 
  • Registrations for programs or reservation of park facilities may be done online or by calling 919-245-2660.


The Department of Environment, Agriculture, Parks and Recreation (DEAPR) works to conserve and manage the natural and cultural resources of Orange County. Included within this "green infrastructure" are  natural areas and nature preserves, open spaces, parks and recreation facilities, water resources, and agricultural and cultural resource lands. Consistent with the strong environmental ethic of the community, DEAPR also strives to bring environmental education, recreation, athletics and other programs to residents of the County - with a goal of promoting cultural, physical and natural stewardship and well-being.

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Inclusion Statement

Orange County Department of Environment, Agriculture, Parks and Recreation(DEAPR) is committed to providing inclusive recreation opportunities and encourages individuals with and without disabilities to participate together. In order for individuals with disabilities to participate as fully as possible, reasonable accommodations will be provided. If you or a family member will need accommodations, please refer to the staff directory listing to contact us.