Events at the Park

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    2016 Children's Independence Day Parade

    Featured Event: 2016 Children's Independence Day Parade

    July 4, 2016 9:30 am – 11:00 am

    Bring the kids and celebrate the birth of our nation in this fun and patriotic parade. Come early to help your kids decorate their bikes, big wheels, tricycles, wagons, even strollers with recycled materials from The Scrap Exchange. Parade starts … Continued

Volunteer Opportunities

Durham Central Park is powered by dedicated volunteers who do everything from weeding the gardens to running events. Looking for volunteer opportunities? Join our team!

Host Your Own Event

Durham Central Park has all of the amenities that make it the perfect spot for parties, weddings and corporate events.


(photo courtesy David Smith Photography)

Visitor Info

Durham Central Park offers a wealth of open green spaces and hidden gems—from artistic seating to beautiful gardens, there’s plenty to explore. Get the info you need for your trip to the park

Park Improvements

We’re committed to making Durham Central Park better. We’re already working on more improvements. But we want to know what you want to see in the park.

Park Stories

Everything in Durham Central Park…from the park itself to the pavilion to the all the benches…has a story. Get to know your park a little better by reading how it came to be.