Parties for the Park are Durham Central Park’s Fundraising Parties! 

Parties for the Park are fundraisers that support the work of Durham Central Park, Inc.! Party hosts are an incredible group of DCP enthusiasts who put together all kinds of different types of parties from small outdoor gatherings, to dinners at local restaurants to fun food truck events and more! The parties have different themes, prices, and numbers of attendees. All the ticket sales go straight to support DCP, Inc. and help to pays for staff, maintenance and improvements of park structures, free programming and special projects.

Parties for the Park happen all year long, to find the full list of upcoming parties and buy tickets, please visit and you can find out about be the first to learn about upcoming parties by follow Durham Central Park on Facebook and Instagram

Join us and raise a glass with friends to celebrate and support Durham Central Park. These parties helps to enhance and preserve this wonderful urban greenspace for everyone to enjoy!

Want to Host A Party?


Email [email protected] if you have a party in mind!

Pre-COVID, Parties for the Park brought in a THIRD of Durham Central Park’s operating budget! What is Parties for the Park? Every Fall, community members open their homes or businesses to park patrons and raise money for DCP! These parties range from elaborate multiple course dinners, to house shows with down-home cooking, to light appetizers and wine tastings! They can be as small as a table set for 8 or a big outdoor event with 150 people! We love our Party hosts! They conceive and plan the party while we handle all ticket sales and promotion, and of course, the host gets all the fame and glory 

Got a great idea for a Party for the Park? Reach out and let’s chat! Email [email protected]


Durham Central Park is a 5-acre city park that is managed, programmed and developed by Durham Central Park, Inc. (DCP, Inc.) a 501c3 non-profit organization. DCP, Inc. receives no direct funding from the City of Durham, all of the funds raised to operate the park come from donations, grants, sponsorships and fundraisers like these.

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Parties for the Park Sponsors

Special thanks to our Parties for the Park sponsors! Their generous support helps make everything we do in the park possible.

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