Walltown Community Association

A map showing the location of the Durham's incinerators -- now torn down -- at four parks: Walltown, East End, East Durham and Lyon Park. These areas are historically disadvantaged, nonwhite, and where governments made few investments because of environmental racism.

“A serious environmental justice problem”: Duke U didn’t inform public about lead in Durham parks

BY: - June 12, 2023

Soil at three Durham parks – Walltown, East End and East Durham — and presumably a fourth, Lyon Park, contain levels of lead as much as six times the EPA hazard threshold for play areas, a Duke University study found. But the university and the Durham Parks and Recreation Department sat on the findings for […]