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Facility and Park Rentals

images of renovated Durham armory
Newly renovated Downtown Durham Armory
Durham Parks and Recreation offers a variety of great sites for your next event, family gathering or concert. See information about the rental process and the facilities available for rent below.

Contact Information
Picnic shelters and park rentals, plazas, campsites, trails, and special use facilities contact the reservationist or call (919) 560-4355, ext. 27202. For tennis courts and athletic fields, contact the athletic staff at (919) 560-4355.  
Special Facilities
(including the Durham Armory, Spruce Pine Lodge, Forest Hills Neighborhood Clubhouse and McCown-Mangum House). 

Downtown Durham Armory
The Armory has a new look! The renovations included refinishing the hardwood floors, baseboards, and stripping the painted brick walls in the ballroom. The drywall, wood finishes, and drop ceiling in the ballroom were painted and the lobby received new paint and finish upgrades. A new air conditioning system has been installed in the catering kitchen as well.

Tours are provided every first and third Monday from noon to 6 p.m. No appointment needed.

Outdoor Plazas (including CCB Plaza and the Durham Centre Parking Deck Plaza).
Picnic Shelters
Reservations are currently being taken for the 2015 shelter season. All shelter usage is on a first come, first serve basis until the beginning of the 2015 season. 
Picnic Shelter Season: April 1 - October 31
Many Durham parks offer picnic shelters on a “first come, first served” basis. By making reservations, you are assured of having the picnic shelter of your choice. Permits must be purchased by Tuesday at 5 p.m. for the remainder of the work week and weekend.

Parks and Recreation offers a variety of opportunities for outdoor recreation, including a year-round camping area. All reservations are on a first come, first serve basis.
Recreation Centers
To reserve a recreation center, contact the site directly.