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W.D. Hill Recreation Center

The W.D. Hill Recreation Center is located at the intersection of Fayetteville Street and Massey Street, surrounded by local landmarks, such as the Hayti Heritage Center, North Carolina Central University, and the Lincoln Community Health Center.

Programming
W.D. Hill offers programs for all ages all year round. Pick up a copy of the Play More Guide at any facility, the administration office or view it online for current programs. 

Rentals
W.D. Hill Recreation Center has a variety of rooms available to rent for your next meeting, birthday party, baby shower, etc. 

Room  Capacity Details
Gymnasium 400 Includes use of bleachers & scoreboard
Multipurpose Room 85 Includes use of kitchen & room divider
Dance Studio 25 Equipped with ballet barres, mirrors & sound system
Karate Room 35 Mirrors, sound system & lectern
Multi-use Outdoor Futsal Court 100 Includes use of soccer goals, roller skates/blades, picnic shelter & portable picnic benches

Rental Fees 
Refundable Deposit  CR: $200 | NCR: $200 (Required for all rentals)
Application Fee CR: $15 | NCR: $15 (Non Refundable)
Food Fee CR: $25 | NCR: $25 (Assessed when food/beverages are served)
Gymnasium CR: $60 | NCR: $75/hour
Multipurpose Room CR: $30 | NCR: $75/hour
Dance Studio CR: $30 | NCR: $45/hour
Karate Room CR: $30 | NCR: $45/hour
Multi-use Outdoor Futsal Court CR: $5
NCR: $5/hour (1-25 people)
NCR: $15/hour (26-125 people)
NCR: $25/hour (126+ people)
Rentals outside of Non-operational hours CR: Add $15/hour | NCR: Add $15/hour
Admission Fees or Ticket Sales CR: $200 | NCR: $200
Custodial Fee/Table and Chair set up $25 (1-50 people)
$50 (51-100 people)
$75 (101-150 people)
$100 (151-200 people)
$125 (201-250 people)
$150 (251-300 people)
$175 (301-350 people)

Community Partnerships
The W.D. Hill Recreation Center welcomes outside community organizations and non-profit agencies to partner with DPR in offering shared vision programming. For additional information, please contact the recreation center.

History
The recreation center is named after William Daniel Hill (1890-1945), better known by his initials "W.D." Hill was an executive of North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Co. and the prime mover in that firm's projects to serve Durham's African American youth. Working with John H. Wheeler of Mechanics and Farmers Bank, Hill lobbied for and won a USO Club for black GIs in Durham. After the war (WWII), the club was reorganized in Hill's memory as the W.D. Hill Community Center.

Today, W.D. Hill is a short bike ride from downtown, and connects to Hillside Park which boasts a Futsal court, playground, basketball courts, baseball fields, picnic tables, picnic shelter, sprayground and more.