Durham Central Park is a Great Event Space!

Reserve the Pavilion or the Leaf for events large and small

Due to the on going COVID-19 pandemic, please refer to the City’s Safer-at-Home Order for up-to-date guidelines from the city and state. For questions about renting the space at Durham Central Park for an event, please contact Erin Kauffman at [email protected] for more details. 

Pavilion Reservations

The Pavilion is a versatile 9000 sq. ft. covered space centrally located in Durham Central Park. This space has been used for weddings, concerts, fundraisers, family reunions, the farmers’ market, fitness classes, and more. Pavilion rentals can include access to the bathrooms, water, electricity, and storage depending on the event’s needs. Read more about rental rates and requirements for renting the Pavilion for your event*

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The Leaf Reservations

Built in 2011, the Leaf provides an intimate gathering space on the east side of the park, adjacent to Mount Merrill and the Great Lawn. It is the perfect space for a small wedding ceremony, birthday party, or family gatherings. The Leaf can accommodate gatherings of a maximum of 50 people. 

The Leaf is available to rent for $15/hour with a 3 hour minimum and a $50 (refundable) security deposit.  Rentals of the Leaf do not include access to the bathrooms in the Pavilion. The Leaf is not a covered space. Alcohol is allowed with the proper permits.

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