DFC Campus Improvement Project

It began as a Master Planning exercise in 2010, and through multiple membership surveys, focus groups, and hours upon hours of planning and design sessions, became a reality in the spring of 2014.

The Campus Improvement Project was an amazing overhaul of all DFC facilities, touching upon every aspect that was listed as important to the membership.

The pictures below begin to give an idea of the change in scale and upgrade in amenities, but there is no substitute for seeing and experiencing it for yourself. Call us today to schedule a tour and see why the DFC is one of Duke University's hidden gems.

  • DFC Campus Improvement Project DFC Campus Improvement Project Every aspect of the club was positively affected by the renovations and improvements. New pools, tennis courts, clubhouse, patios, playground, parking, and open green spaces were all included in the 8 month project.
  • The clubhouse was designed to be a welcoming portal that blends with and complements the natural surroundings. The liberal use of wood and windows provides a seamless transition between the indoor and outdoor spaces.
  • Improvements were made to all swimming facilities. The main pool shallow-end was doubled in size; the wading pool was rebuilt with spalsh fountains, geyers, and a zero entry walkway; and a second lap pool was added next to the original one for busy summertime overflow.
  • Like everything else in the clubhouse, the locker rooms were doubled in size and amenities. Each locker room now has 5 showers, lavatories, and sinks, ample changing space, high ceilings, and lot's of natural light.
  • The fitness center moved from the 1800 SF basement of the LeBar Activites Building to a magnificent 3000 SF light filled room in the new clubhouse. The center has an array of cardio and strength equipment, and a large area for free weights and stretching.
  • The patio always has been, and continues to be, the nucleus of all activity during the summer months. The new patio spaces have more tables, umbrellas, sitting walls, and most importantly, sight lines to all of the pools, tennis courts, and playground.
  • The new playground rivals most large city parks facilities with it's multitude of slides, climbing structures, and twirling, twisting equipment. Parents will enjoy the fact that it's now much closer to the patios and other DFC playspaces.