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Durham Central Park

4.6

501 Foster St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 794-8194
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Durham Central Park is open every day from dawn to dusk. All visitors and members of the community are welcome to visit and enjoy the gardens, facilities, and the great outdoors in the heart of our lovely city.


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Photo of Todd Cherner Todd Cherner
Nov 28, 2023 4

Totally love this little park, though it gets super hot in the summer, especially the slides. The playground is fun with two slides and stuff to climb. A small wooded area is next to it, and it’s the perfect playground break from a festival in Durham. Plus, the food hall and a brew shop are close by.

Photo of Tamitha Browning Tamitha Browning
Nov 26, 2023 5

Attended Saturday's Small Business Market for some Christmas shopping. Beautiful artwork made by some local artists and businesses. Also bought some tree ornaments and gifts made by some Colombia artists partnered with Wild YOU.

Photo of Nazneen Malik Nazneen Malik
Sep 20, 2023 5

I went Thursday evening for get this: free yoga + the option to borrow mats and blocks. Really good space, good shade, green spaces with benches and other activities planned. There is a reasonable amount of free parking inside if you show up early, on gravel, FYI. The bathrooms were locked unfortunately. Good proximity to restaurants/ coffee shops as well. All in all, good venue for outdoor events.

Photo of Todd Cherner Todd Cherner
Sep 17, 2023 4

Totally love this little park, though it gets super hot in the summer, especially the slides. The playground is fun with two slides and stuff to climb. A small wooded is next to it, and it’s the perfect playground break from a festival in Durham. Plus, the food hall and a brew shop are close by.

Photo of Richard Grablin Richard Grablin
Sep 4, 2023 3

Went to an event here. Smaller park with covered causeway, good for an event maybe but not a lot of nature otherwise. Large parking lot right next to the location. Bathrooms were good. Nice tap house, brew pub located next day if you run out of beverages...

Photo of Keosha Brumant Keosha Brumant
Sep 3, 2023 4

Beautiful Saturday morning with lots of vendors. The hard part is finding parking downtown Durham so you don’t have to walk 100 miles with all of those bags.

Photo of Ashley S. Ashley S.
Sep 3, 2023 5

My husband surprised me with a food truck rodeo that was going on today. I love the covered area where food trucks were parked today. There is a playground and plenty of trees to sit under in the shade.

Photo of Shea Struder-Willis Shea Struder-Willis
Jul 23, 2023 5

Beautiful park. There's lots of green to see and experience around here. Spread out sections of park connect by Greenway and you could explore all day and still not see it all.

Photo of jsbonbay jsbonbay
Jul 17, 2023 5

Great place and something to do for everyone. Plenty of activities for kids, a skate park and walking paths through natural plant. Shops and food are easily accessible plus not far from downtown. Handicap accessible

Photo of Property Nerds Property Nerds
Jun 13, 2023 5

It was a terrific summer open-air music and food truck festival. Bring some blankets or lawn chairs if you plan to attend. There were several wonderful dining alternatives. If you'd like, you could even pack your own picnic. Even though it can be difficult, finding good parking is not impossible. In the summer, I believe these activities take place on the first Friday evening of each month. We enjoyed ourselves with friends and relatives. Except for the food and beverages we bought, the event was free.

Photo of Benjamin Mangalam Benjamin Mangalam
May 28, 2023 3

With the area keep growing, the noises are even worse. It was good to see people out skateboarding and kids playing at the playground. There was a band that was practicing. This was the loudest part of the noise for that night. The kids had fun and got some of their energy out before heading back to Oxford. Was able to play some Pokémon go for a little bit, 😆.

Photo of J Y J Y
May 21, 2023 5

Common Roots, Asian Heritage festival. Very well thought out festival. There were games to engage all attendees to get in touch with their heritage. By completing the activities, you get a reward of either a Booba tea or a Samosa. Performances were interactive too.

Photo of Cincys Latin Cincys Latin
Apr 27, 2023 5

Beautiful, fun environment! Went during Earth Day Fest and had a blast!

Photo of Randy Montgomery Randy Montgomery
Mar 11, 2023 5

Nice park. Great for kids. Great Saturday farmers market.