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.

Executive Director

Ann Alexander, Executive Director


Tess Mangum Ocaña, Administrative Assistant

2014 Executive Committee

  • Lee Ann Tilley. President (2014)
  • Morgan Haynes, Vice-President (2014)
  • Sioux Watson, Secretary (2013)
  • Courtney James, Treasurer (2014)
  • Ben Weber, Past Pres (2013)
  • Mark Branly, At-large (2014)

Board – Class of 2014

  • Helen Chananie SBLI
  • Ellen Cassilly
  • Matthew Coppedge
  • Becky Hacker
  • Charlotte Chapman
  • Kenny Dalsheimer
  • James Easthom
  • Erin Kauffman
  • Hank Majestic, Ph.D
  • David Miller
  • Vera Whisenton

Board – Class of 2015

  • Morgan Haynes
  • Sioux Watson
  • Dan Jewell
  • Alice Alexander
  • Sarah Artz
  • Diane N. Catotti
  • Sam R. Miglarese
  • Alice Sharpe
  • Bryson Powell
  • Lindsey Scherich
  • Allen Wilcox


Curtis Eshelman  (Emeritus)