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Department of Environment, Agriculture, Parks and Recreation

The Department of Environment, Agriculture, Parks & 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.


river scene

Giving Fund

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.




Breaking News

Enivornmental Summit Oct 11th

Little Free Library opening in Cedar Grove

NC Drought Monitor

Photography contest winners announced

The draft Orange County Parks and Recreation Master Plan 2030 was presented at a public hearing on Tuesday, June 3 during the Orange County Board of Commissioners meeting.

Comment on the Parks & Recreation Master Plan

Recreation Program Guide

CASL National Soccer Series Showcase Video - Orange County recently hosted the CASL National Soccer Boys & Girls College Showcase with top soccer teams from throughout the US

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