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Duke Park


106 W Knox St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 560-4355
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Photo of Anna Cole Anna Cole
Feb 20, 2020 5

My almost 3year old son was able to play without having to worry about the other kids bumping into him since there is a large playground and a smaller one down the hill, lots of different things to play on, a bathroom also had his 2nd birthday party at the sheltered area so it's great for everybody! 😁👏♥️

Photo of Brad Martin Brad Martin
Jan 9, 2020 5

Very clean and removed from major roads. The dog park is nice and has some tunnels for agility training.

Photo of Sarah Younger Sarah Younger
Jan 16, 2020 5

Needs more toddler play area closer to the main playground but overall it's a great park

Photo of Russell Burnett Russell Burnett
Nov 16, 2019 5

Great park. Lots of different areas and equipment for kids to enjoy: keep them interested.

Photo of Julie Boatwright Julie Boatwright
Nov 12, 2019 3

The main reason we went was for the great slides, but on veteran's day they were blocked off😭

Photo of Ophelia Cates Ophelia Cates
Nov 9, 2019 5

Children had fun. Great outing for families safe neighborhood and diverse

Photo of Cindy Current Cindy Current
Aug 10, 2019 5

Great city park. Nice playground for kids. Dog park. Picnic areas. One shelter.

Photo of Laura Hennessee Laura Hennessee
Aug 8, 2019 5

My kids love the variety of equipment to play on. It does get hot in full sun and seating is scarce for adults, but there's a nice wall to sit on.

Photo of Kyle Woodward Kyle Woodward
Sep 6, 2019 5

Awesome park BUT BEWARE: the red and blue slides are closed for a few months for maintenance (as of August 2019). Be careful what you promise your kids.

Photo of Lakeisha Gilmore Lakeisha Gilmore
Oct 4, 2019 5

They are under construction now but my children love this place and so do i. It's a great place to walk and do laps

Photo of Nancy Tilton Nancy Tilton
Aug 11, 2019 4

Nice park right off the highway - this was great for us because we were on a road trip and just needed a place for my toddler to run and play a bit. It has bathrooms, shady areas, and a good variety of play structures for different ages. There is one set of toddler equipment in the full sun which is too hot to use in the summer. But the main play area has toddler sized equipment in the shade so that wasn't a problem for us. There are very steep, big slides for older kids that I'm sure they enjoy. It's a clean park overall. The bathrooms are just a little dingy but totally functional and fine for park use.

Photo of kamari h. kamari h.
Jun 29, 2019 5

i just so happened to stumble upon this park while taking a walk, its beautiful, kids can play and you can relax in the shade of the tons of trees!

Photo of L'Tanya Gilchrist L'Tanya Gilchrist
Jun 15, 2019 5

Went to a Fathers Day walk. It was nice.

Photo of TheSenri21 TheSenri21
May 6, 2019 5

I've been going to this park for over 20 years. I still love coming here. My absolute favorite park in Durham.

Photo of Dee Faison Dee Faison
Mar 27, 2019 5

Duke Park is a really cool park for children to play and explore. It’s spacious enough to run around, walk around the track, have lunch at the picnic tables and there’s restrooms on site. Every time we visit our children have a blast!!!

Photo of Judith Rendon Judith Rendon
May 28, 2019 5

I love taking my girls here! They always have so much fun!

Photo of Saye Sendolo Saye Sendolo
Jun 16, 2019 5

I really like this park, I take my kids there often and they enjoy themselves. They have swings slides, jungle gym...etc. they have place to sit and eat; in case you want to bring some lunch for the kids.

Photo of Dan Thompson Dan Thompson
Mar 19, 2022 4

Awesome park! Big park area with TONS of open space, dozens of picnic tables, multiple playground areas for age groups. There are some puddle areas from poor rain drainage, abs overall it’s sad to see how awesome of a park and playground this place has…to be so OLD-LOOKING??! The playground IS awesome, but is in BAD NEED of a fresh coat of paint. Super cool three-story playground though! Four slides! Two three-story twisty tube slides! The spiral staircase design of this playground is very creative and neat. There’s also a fenced in dog park area as well, and a large gazebo shelter area. It was an overcast day today but this park was packed and the playground was FULL of kids! Picnics and birthday parties all over the place. Great park and playground for your little ones and family. Such a fun playground with so many different climbing elements…

Photo of Ryan Parker Ryan Parker
Mar 19, 2022 5

Great outdoor gathering place for fee-free birthday parties.

Photo of Robert Barr Robert Barr
Feb 26, 2022 4

lots of space, lots of kids. its a good time. It's probably time for an update soon.

Photo of Tolanda Barnette Tolanda Barnette
Mar 21, 2022 5

The park is nice. It has a part for smaller children and a larger play area for older children and the play area is age appropriate. There’s usually a larger number of people of the nice day’s. It also has a picnic area that can be reserved to events of gatherings.

Photo of Heather Vahdat Heather Vahdat
Nov 5, 2021 5

Lovely park, nice play structure. A wonderful place to spend a few hours.

Photo of Michael Cutler Michael Cutler
Oct 9, 2021 5

Great place for lunch and kid play. Beautiful setting of rolling hills and large old trees and has easy parking.

Photo of Millie Carrillo Millie Carrillo
Jul 17, 2021 5

Winner! Kids had a blast and we enjoyed having a picnic under a nice tree with plenty of shade.

Photo of Chew Shannon Chew Shannon
Jul 6, 2021 4

This was a decent park. It was clean and playground felt safe. There was little playground for toddlers and a larger playground for the big kids. The toddler playground was very basic and really small. The big kids playground was really big had two very large spiral slides and some swings. The downside is that many of the playground surfaces were burning hot. They had some protective covering but some of it was torn off and needed to be replaced.

Photo of Sheena E Sheena E
Jun 30, 2021 4

We love Duke Park. It’s a large playground but in the older side. It has two huge tube slides on the larger play structure, swings and other fun items. There’s a wood chuck flooring. There are bathrooms close by. There are picnics shelters and plenty of shaded grass areas. There is also a smaller play structure for smaller children within walking distance. The parking lot is a decent size and there is also on the street parking. If you’re coming down N. roxboro, there are signs posted leading you there.

Photo of Kevin Edwards Kevin Edwards
Jun 5, 2021 4

Its was great, my Family had a graduation cookout for some graduate s in our family and it was great

Photo of Donald Johnson Donald Johnson
May 15, 2021 5

Excellent park. Dog park is wonderful touch. Parking could be better but otherwise, awesome place to take the kiddos.

Photo of vincent daniels vincent daniels
May 28, 2021 3

It's a nice place to take the kids and have a barbecue. Buy it would be nice if they added a few water thrills for the children.

Photo of Yvette Thomas Yvette Thomas
Mar 20, 2021 5

Enjoy the dog park. Beautiful park beautiful setting. Lots of walking paths in the neighborhood. Nice neighborhood.

Photo of Luke Dary Luke Dary
Mar 27, 2021 5

Great space for all sorts of activities. The playground hosts some great sets for kids including a couple of the tallest tube slides I've ever seen. Picnic tables and shelters for the area as well. The location also makes it convenient to interstate 85 and downtown Durham. Worth a visit.

Photo of Robin Marcus Robin Marcus
Jan 30, 2021 3

This is the smallest of the DPR dog parks, and there's never been any dogs to play with when we've gone. Maybe because there's noone else there, some users apparently don't clean up their dogs' poop.

Photo of Atom Atom
Jan 16, 2021 5

Super open space with kind community members. Can't wait for the mural to be painted at the tennis court!

Photo of Christie Ton Christie Ton
Jan 10, 2021 5

A lovely playground for kids of all ages. Theres a smaller playground for young toddlers and then a bigger playground for older kids and swings for babies and big kids as well. Also lots of green space for the kids to run around. Will definitely be back often.

Photo of Becky Vincent Becky Vincent
Dec 8, 2020 5

Nice park! Good place to walk and have quick bite. I grew up in this park and went to the pool everyday it was open. Also, once they had water pageants that I would swim in. Love this park!

Photo of Spaghettio Daddio Spaghettio Daddio
Nov 10, 2020 5

Used to go here as a kid, now I'm here as a depressed adult who quite doesn't want to grow up. Great place to take your kids tho :)

Photo of Simona Denes Simona Denes
Sep 13, 2020 5

Free parking, access to the beach

Photo of Melanie D Melanie D
Sep 30, 2020 5

Park is near Interstate 85. Yet it is a relaxing oasis for Adults and Children.

Photo of Andrea Porter Andrea Porter
Dec 30, 2019 5

Clean and completely enclosed. There wasn’t any grass on the ground but the park is on top of a slope so it doesn’t get muddy which was great for a pit stop.

Photo of Fort Polk LA Fort Polk LA
Sep 22, 2020 4

Very open and they have 3 place for children to play. Pet friendly.

Photo of Richard Blake Richard Blake
Sep 5, 2020 5

Wonderful place. Nice places to picnic and grill out

Photo of Russell Schonekas Russell Schonekas
Jun 21, 2020 3

While the location is convenient, the dog park itself is pretty small and the gates don't lock properly. Also because it's so close to the highway, it's very noisy. There are some obstacles and tunnels, which are good for enrichment, but they weren't in the best shape.

Photo of Karyl-Lynn Desrosiers Karyl-Lynn Desrosiers
Aug 15, 2020 5

Seems nice but I don't have my tag yet.

Photo of Jason Chandrapal Jason Chandrapal
Aug 13, 2020 4

This is my local dog park as I live nearby and I have come here for the last 3 years. It's not a very big dog park compared to the others but what I like about it the most is that doesn't get muddy after it rains. The people that come here are very nice and its been a great way to meet my local neighbors and develop a dog community.

Photo of Darius Marrow Darius Marrow
Jul 30, 2020 4

Had a great time at the park.. gave my mom a birthday cookout and she also loved it

Photo of Chel Cardenas Chel Cardenas
Jun 29, 2020 5

It was really nice. Just needs more parking

Photo of Dwayne Worthington Dwayne Worthington
Mar 16, 2020 5

Really cute, nice ... can't say the same for the students and faculty though.

Photo of Arturo Gutierrez Arturo Gutierrez
Apr 10, 2019 5

Very nice for kids big area to play

Photo of Mr. Burns Mr. Burns
May 31, 2022 5

Had a great time here with the children a 9 year old and a 9 month old had a blast all smiles and great memories the park is great only issue is that I wish it had more seating but other then that it was a great experience either way and I definitely would recommend and I will be going back of course

Photo of DJ BN DJ BN
May 21, 2022 4

Fun to explore and do things. Good excercise

Photo of Thanh Ngo Thanh Ngo
Apr 17, 2021 5

The playground was huge and had a nice diverse selection of areas for all ages.