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Recreation Division

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Register Online | Registration Form | Program Guide | Camp Guide | Policies and Procedures

Weather Hotline: 919.245.2669

Choral CampOrange County Recreation offers over 100 programs per year intended to engage and enrich both the individual and the community.  The program guides above provide information regarding current and up-coming programs.  The links below allow you to browse the programs we offer year round for what might be of interest to you and your family now and in the future. 

Athletic Programs | Camps | Instructional Programs | Environmental Programs | Special Events

To register for any of our programs, you may register online or complete the registration form and return to Orange County Recreation.


Volunteer application and background check

We are always looking for volunteers for various recreation activities to include working with people with disabilities, coaching in athletic leagues, and assisting with Special Events.  If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the volunteer application.  All volunteers are subject to a background check before participating or assisting with programs.

Reserve Facilities

Most facilities are available for use by private groups and individuals upon payment of rental fees, facility deposit, and completion of application use forms. Please call 919.245.2660, or come by the Orange County Recreation administrative office during our regular business hours to schedule facility use.  Facilities must be reserved two weeks prior to event.  More information on individual facilities can be found on our Parks and Facilities page. 

General Information

DEAPR-Recreation Division exists to provide Orange County residents of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, and interests with a wide variety of affordable recreation programming, open access to recreation facilities, and opportunities for all people to gather, celebrate, and engage in activities that promote healthy lifestyles, teach important life skills, and build a stronger community. 


Orange County Recreation Administrative Offices

302 West Tryon Street (map)

PO Box 8181

Hillsborough, NC 27278

Phone: 919.245.2660

Weather Hotline: 919.245.2669

Open Gym Hotline: 919.245.2667

Fax: 919.644.3042

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Administrative offices are closed on county holidays, although some programs and activities may still take place; please visit the program website or contact your instructor/coach for program specifics. 

We encourage the citizens of Orange County to get involved with their community through participation, volunteering, or reserving one of our many beautiful facilities for individual use. Center Calendars

The Center is a 5 full-size field soccer complex in Western Orange County available for rent Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday late-March to mid-June and August through early-November.  To reserve fields, contact Chris Sousa at or 919.245.2661.  Weekly availabity calendars are posted online. 


Orange County Giving Fund

Youth Participant Insurance


All youth (15-years-old and under) who participate in any Orange County DEAPR-Recreation Division youth program are required to enroll for recreation participant insurance and pay a fee of five dollars ($5.00) once per calendar year.  Complete insurance information along with the full text of the policy are available on our Recreation Participant Insurance page.