Parks

Durham has great places to play! The City's parks serve as sites for many of Durham Parks and Recreation's athletic leagues, activities, and events. More than 65 parks are available for public use with more planned for future development. 

Hunting is not allowed in city parks or lakes.

If you see illegal activity in any park at any time, contact the police by dialing 911.

Report Injury or Illness

Customers and residents are encouraged to immediately report any injury or illness received as a result of participation in leisure services provided by or at City of Durham Parks and Recreation facilities, parks and trails. Please call 919-560-4355 to file an accident report.

Park Rentals


Durham's parks, trails and facilities serve as great sites for you next event, family gathering or concert. Many of our parks offer rentals of picnic shelters, athletic fields, event fields and more! Visit our rentals page for more information.

Park Features


Looking for a specific park amenity not listed below? Search parks and facilities by features.

City of Durham Parks at a Glance

Park Name Address Playground Picnic Shelter Restrooms
American Village Park 4703 American Dr.  Yes Yes No
Bay-Hargrove Park 208 Hargrove St.  Yes  No No
Belmont Park 2207 Sovereign St. No No No
Bethesda Park  1814 Stage Rd.  Yes  No Yes
Birchwood Park 3105 Hursey St. No No No
Burch Avenue Park 816 Burch Ave. Yes No No
Burton Park 1100 Sima Ave. Yes Yes No
C.M. Herndon Park 511 Scott King Rd.  Yes Yes Yes
C.R. Wood Park 417 Commonwealth Ave.  Yes Yes Yes
Campus Hills Park 2000 S. Alston Ave. Yes Yes No
Carroll Street Park 815 Carroll St.  No No No
Cook Road Park 602 Cook Rd.  Yes Yes No
Cornwallis Road Park 2830 Wade Rd.  Yes No Yes
Crest Street Park 2503 Crest St. Yes  Yes Yes
Drew / Granby Park 1100 Drew St.  Yes No No
Duke Park 106 W. Knox St.  Yes Yes Yes
Durham Central Park 502 Foster St.  Yes No Yes
East Durham Park 2500 E. Main St.  Yes Yes No
East End Park 1200 N. Alston Ave.  Yes Yes Yes
Edgemont Park 205 S. Elm St.  Yes Yes No
Elmira Avenue Park 540 Elmira Ave.  Yes Yes Yes
Forest Hills Park 1639 University Dr.  Yes Yes Yes
Garrett Road Park 6815 Garrett Rd.  Yes Yes Yes
Glendale Heights Park 707 W. Murray Ave. No No No
Grant Park (north) 918 Grant St.  Yes No No
Grant Park (south) 1200 Grant St.  No No No
Hillside Park 1301 S. Roxboro St.  Yes Yes Yes
Holt School Road Park 4102 Holt School Rd.  Yes Yes No
Indian Trail Park 1701 Albany St.  Yes No No
Lake Michie Recreation Area 2701 Bahama Rd.  No No No
-Holly Grove Area 163 Archery Range Rd.  No No Yes
-Lake Boathouse 2802 Bahama Rd.  No No Yes
-Spruce Pine Lodge 2235 Bahama Rd. Yes Yes Yes
-Wilkins Road Park 9301 Wilkins Rd. No Yes Yes
Lakeview Park 3500 Dearborn Dr. Yes Yes Yes
Leigh Farm Park 370 Leigh Farm Rd. No No Yes
Little River Fishing Facility 1500 Orange Factory Rd. No No Yes
Long Meadow Park 917 Liberty St. Yes Yes Yes
Lyon Park 1200 W. Lakewood Ave. Yes Yes Yes
Maplewood Park 1530 Chapel Hill Rd.  Yes No No
Morreene Road Park 1102 Morreene Rd.  Yes Yes Yes
Northgate Park 300 W. Club Blvd.  Yes Yes Yes
Oakwood Park 411 Holloway St.  Yes No No
Old Chapel Hill Road Park 3751 SW Durham Dr. Yes No Yes
Old Farm Road Park 7 Hedgerow Pl. Yes Yes Yes
Old North Durham Park 310 W. Greer St. Yes No No
Orchard Park 1000 S. Duke St. Yes Yes No
Oval Drive Park 2200 W. Club Blvd.  Yes Yes No
Piney Wood Park 400 E. Woodcroft Pkway Yes  Yes Yes
Red Maple Park 3320 Hinson Dr. Yes Yes No
River Forest Park 1000 Windmere Dr.  Yes Yes No
Rock Quarry Park 701 Stadium Dr.  Yes No Yes
Rockwood Park 2310 Whitley Dr. Yes Yes Yes
Rocky Creek Park 1014 N. Elizabeth St. Yes No No
Sandy Creek Park 3510 Sandy Creek Rd.  No Yes Yes
Shady Oaks Park 2400 Nebo St. Yes No No
Sherwood Park 1720 Cheek Rd. Yes Yes Yes
Snow Hill Road Park 619 Snow Hill Rd.  No No No
Solite Park 4704 Fayetteville Rd.  Yes Yes Yes
Southern Boundaries Park 100 Third Fork Dr.  No No Yes
Trinity Park 410 Watts St. Yes Yes No
Twin Lakes Park 439 Chandler Rd. Yes Yes Yes
Unity Village Park 2011 Matilene St. Yes Yes Yes
Valley Springs Park 3805 Valley Springs Rd. Yes Yes Yes
Walltown Park 1308 W. Club Blvd. Yes Yes Yes
Weaver Street Park 3000 E. Weaver St. Yes No No
West Point on the Eno 5101 N. Roxboro Rd.  No  Yes Yes
Westover Park 1900 Maryland Ave. Yes No No
Whippoorwill Park 1632 Rowemont Dr. Yes Yes Yes
White Oak Park 2504 Dallas St. No No No
Wrightwood Park 1301 Anderson St. Yes Yes Yes
Park amenities subject to change.