Recreation in Orange County

Coming this week!

Friday, May 10 - Youth Summer Basketball Registration Deadline

Saturday, May 11 - Fishing Rodeo

More information below.

Youth Summer Basketball League, Ages 5-15, Register by May 10

Youth Summer Basketball League

Register by Friday, May 10 for the Orange County Recreation Youth Summer Basketball League.  The league is a developmental program for boys and girls ages 5- to 15-years-old.  The fee is $53.

Players in our 5-6-year-old division will meet one hour per week; the pre-season will be practice only and once games begin the hour will be split with 30 minutes for practice and 30 minutes for a game.  Players in divisions for 7-year-olds and up will begin with a preseason of one weeknight practice and one Saturday practice per week.  Once games begin, players will have one practice and one game per week.  All teams are co-recreational.  

You can register in person Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Central Recreation Center (302 West Tryon Street, Hillsborough), or online anytime at

For more information, visit the program web page at or call 919.245.2660.  

Fishing Rodeo, Saturday, May 11, Blackwood Farm Park, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Orange County Fishing Rodeo

The annual Youth Fishing Rodeo for children aged 3- to 15-years-old will be held on Saturday, May 11, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. This is a free event that will be held at Blackwood Farm Park, 4215 NC 86 South, Hillsborough. 

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. The fishing will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by a free hot dog lunch and awards ceremony at 11:00 a.m..  Prizes will be awarded for the following:  most creative hat, first fish caught overall, smallest fish by age division, and largest fish by age division. Rain date is May 12, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. 

The Fishing Rodeo is an annual community event intended to expose children to the joys of fishing.  The rodeo is co-sponsored by Orange County Department of Environment, Agriculture, Parks, and Recreation; Carrboro Parks and Recreation Department; and Orange County Cooperative Extension 4-H.

For additional information call 919.245.2660.

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