Durham Central Park is a city owned park and is managed, developed and sustained by DCP, Inc. The City of Durham mows the lawns and picks up the trash. All other maintenance, improvements and management of DCP is paid for by donations as well as program income and rental income. The folks below make it all happen!

Durham Central Park, Inc., is a 501( c)(3) organization that is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.



Erin Kauffman, Executive Director

Tess Mangum Ocaña, Assistant to Executive Director

2015 Executive Committee

  • Morgan Haynes, President
  • Mark Branly, Vice President
  • Becky Hacker, Secretary
  • Courtney James, Treasurer
  • Lee Ann Tilley, Past President
  • Dan Jewell, At-large
  • Sarah Artz, At-large
  • Ben Weber, At-large


  • Alice Alexander
  • Ann Alexander
  • Ellen Cassily
  • Diane Catotti
  • Charlotte Chapman
  • Kenny Dalsheimer
  • Tom Dawson
  • James Easthom
  • Jenny Elander
  • Curt Eshelman
  • Matt Gladdek
  • Leon Grodski de Barrera
  • Hank Majestic
  • David Miller
  • Sam Miglarese
  • Bryson Powell
  • Troy Smith
  • Alice Sharpe
  • Sioux Watson
  • Vera Whisenton


Allen Wilcox  (Emeritus)