Durham Central Park, a city owned park and is managed, developed and sustained by DCP, Inc, a non-profit organization. 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

2016 Executive Committee

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


  • Alice Alexander
  • Ann Alexander
  • Jesica Averhart
  • Ellen Cassily
  • Charlotte Chapman
  • Shannon Cummings
  • Kenny Dalsheimer
  • James Easthom
  • Jenny Elander
  • Curt Eshelman
  • Leon Grodski de Barrera
  • Becky Hacker
  • Jillian Johnson
  • Hank Majestic
  • David Miller
  • Judith Montenegro
  • Bryson Powell
  • Alice Sharpe
  • Mike Shiflett
  • Sioux Watson
  • Vera Whisenton


Allen Wilcox  (Founder)


Durham Central Park Inc.’s Non-Discrimination Policy

Durham Central Park, Inc. does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, national original, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or military status, in any of its activities or operations or activities. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors and provision of services. We are committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, consultants, vendors and the general public.

Durham Central Park, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment and advertisements for employments, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or genetic information.