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Forest Hills Park


1639 University Dr
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 560-4355
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Photo of precious Trice precious Trice
Feb 18, 2020 5

Friendly environment, diverse group of people and clean site

Photo of Syreeta Cameron Syreeta Cameron
Jan 13, 2020 4

Nice park I had a great time with my daughter and her classmates.

Photo of Michael Doyle Michael Doyle
Nov 11, 2019 5

Nice tennis courts. Convenient parking.

Photo of James Henry James Henry
Nov 14, 2019 4

It's a great park with a bunch of open grassy space. It is prone to flooding though.

Photo of Edward Hurley Edward Hurley
Nov 14, 2019 4

Great park that has a lot of good fields. Nice playground. There's a big pavilion, too. A cool creek runs through the middle of the park.

Photo of Jess Lyon Jess Lyon
Sep 14, 2019 3

First time here didn't know it had a splash pad, great but needs proper drainage

Photo of Russell Burnett Russell Burnett
Sep 28, 2019 5

Very well kept, kids had a great time and are wore out!

Photo of Estella Sample Estella Sample
Jun 24, 2019 5


Photo of George Bingham George Bingham
Jun 14, 2019 4

Great family park with lots of trees and kid friendly activities

Photo of Chris Langdon Chris Langdon
Apr 28, 2019 5

Always a fun place to go. Used the building for the first time for a party. Staff was very helpful.

Photo of sunshine love sunshine love
May 17, 2019 4

Good place for family time. It had shady areas, benches , tables, plenty of grass space,a big net, handicap swing, fun little park for kids and families. I enjoyed it.

Photo of Christine Jonsdotter Christine Jonsdotter
May 11, 2019 3

It's gotten a bit run down since I've been there a few years ago. Added a new umbrella and older protected swing that was nice. Splash pad needs help on the ground cover. It's not on yet. With NC weather it should be sooner than Memorial day. Bathrooms are eehh...

Photo of John D'Adesky John D'Adesky
May 26, 2019 4

It's a nice park with a large shelter, playground and small seasonal spray ground. The playground is good for 2-8 year olds. The public pool next to it is not great and usually to warm to be refreshing.

Photo of Pascal Monmoine Pascal Monmoine
Mar 26, 2022 5

Very serene and beautiful to walk around or day dream under a gorgeous tree...

Photo of Brian Schweberger Brian Schweberger
Mar 24, 2022 5

Fun temporary Disc Golf course. Only there a couple times a year, take advantage when it is around.

Photo of L M L M
Mar 13, 2022 3

The path in the back (over the bridge) might be nice to walk when it isn't flooded. Not really a park for a good stroll.

Photo of Karen Smith Karen Smith
Aug 23, 2021 5

Nice venue and great outside park area and activities.

Photo of Mashal Akbari Mashal Akbari
Aug 14, 2021 5

Very clean park a lot of benches to relax on and a nice park for kids to play

Photo of Sarah Holt Sarah Holt
Nov 11, 2021 5

Very nice park. Suitable for all ages.

Photo of Christian Rust Christian Rust
Aug 8, 2021 5

Nice place to set up a grass volleyball net, or play ultimate frisbee. A little shade here or there on the fields. The tennis courts are good, not usually full, and it has a wall to practice as well

Photo of Ronald Baxter Ronald Baxter
Aug 20, 2021 4

My children love the swings at this park! We learned about the trees that were planted when the city was first formed and how they are now political because the funds to keep them pruned has to come from somewhere and they deserve to be in all parts of Durham not just the affluent areas. One note, there are no lights in the bathrooms that we used. 😨They were smokey and smelled like garbage.

Photo of Matthew Norton (Moott AKA Slim Shady) Matthew Norton (Moott AKA Slim Shady)
Jul 13, 2021 4

This is a nice park to take your kids me and my gf had a 🧺 there not to long ago but i don't think the swimming pool is open yet

Photo of Brandon Dickerson Brandon Dickerson
Jun 24, 2021 5

Nice open spaces, tennis courts, outdoor swimming pool and playground makes this park great for the whole family

Photo of Levi Ellingboe Levi Ellingboe
Jun 12, 2021 4

Very nice park with playground equipment for toddlers, small children, and bigger kids. There are some very nice, expansive fields as well that I believe form a disc golf course, but we didn't investigate. This park also has several pavillions, which makes it nice for gatherings and parties.

Photo of Chelsea Dillon Chelsea Dillon
Jun 12, 2021 5

I took my 3 year old son to this park and he really enjoyed it. It has a big playground and two swing sets with lots of field space to run, play, and enjoy your family. It was very peaceful. There is even a pavilion space adjacent to the playground.

Photo of Keile Reed Keile Reed
May 24, 2021 5

Me and my fiance fav chill spot. Sit Under the tress and feel the breeze

Photo of christopher taylor christopher taylor
May 21, 2021 5

An amazing and spacious area! I love flying drones, so this is one of the best wide open places that has plenty of space for drone capabilities!

Photo of David Huynh David Huynh
May 6, 2021 5

Beautiful park to gather with our fully vaccinated family 👍🏼

Photo of Christie Ton Christie Ton
May 2, 2021 4

Scenic meadowloands for the kids to run around. Playground equipment old and outdated but gets the job done. A good number of picnic tables around for snacking. The splash is minimal so dont come here just for that.

Photo of Pauline Cozzy Pauline Cozzy
Apr 3, 2021 5

Great open field. A little wet in the spring.

Photo of Esther Nunn Esther Nunn
Apr 4, 2021 5

Beautiful day. Easter egg hunt and BBQ with the family.

Photo of Sarah Ford Sarah Ford
Mar 11, 2021 5

Loved loved loved this park for the toddler I nanny

Photo of The Great Lady The Great Lady
Mar 11, 2021 5

I Love this park My little guy always has a great time!

Photo of Sisi mine Sisi mine
Mar 1, 2021 5

Was really good walking relaxing place close to downtown Durham

Photo of Andrea C.J. Andrea C.J.
Jan 12, 2021 4

This park gives you a mix of urban life of downtown living and the country with its vast fields. I had a wonderful time today at this park. DPR truly cares about the use of tax payers money ! I encourage all to get out and get some fresh air.

Photo of Anna Lobastova Anna Lobastova
Dec 21, 2020 5

Great place for a picnic or to kick a soccer ball around

Photo of Tyre Hutto Tyre Hutto
Sep 12, 2020 5

Open space for passing a ball all the while someone else plays soccer picnic tables parking right off the street which is nice considering. golf on the other side of the landmark building. That light tho 😂

Photo of Tony P Tony P
Oct 6, 2020 3

This place really needs some employees.... My food was hot and good but it took them a while to place my order and the pass it to me. The lady that was working drive through also had to handle the front of the store so she was really busy!! She needs some help!!

Photo of Leon Rosentsvit Leon Rosentsvit
Oct 4, 2018 5

Great place for kids. Compact playground with lots of area to play and run. Spots to sit and rest or to eat in the shade.

Photo of Jaquelin M Jaquelin M
Aug 26, 2020 5

Forest hills park is H U G E ! Great place to have a picnic. You can bring family and friends for a mini gathering as well.

Photo of Matthew Blivin Matthew Blivin
Jul 16, 2020 5

I love to run in this park. It was so peaceful and quiet. Highly recommend running on the roads in this neighborhood. It is beautiful

Photo of angela  Cherry angela Cherry
Jun 6, 2020 5

Nice big trees. We had a picnic. It was a beautiful day.

Photo of kim randall kim randall
Jun 11, 2020 5

Went with my son. He had a blast doing all types of thing from running on the open grass, tennis, soccer to sliding and climbing or going on a mysterious adventure through the wooded path. Had a great time and would go again.

Photo of Rita Mcdaniel Rita Mcdaniel
May 21, 2020 5

I always enjoy going to this park its quite clean I have breakfast in the park 5 out of 7 days a week I sit in my car and its nature me and breakfast especially it's my coffee time it doesn't matter what the weather th her is

Photo of Determined Solutions Determined Solutions
Aug 19, 2018 5

Forest Hills is a great park. Lots of open space. The only problem is lots of mosquitoes! Other than that it's awesome. Bring bug spray.

Photo of Tricia Lease Tricia Lease
Sep 11, 2022 4

Really good park. Beautiful wide open play spaces in the sun. There's a pool and tennis courts, and children's play area. Sunny field of flowers in the spring is lovely. Wish people weren't so trashy with litter and there was someone there to take care of that.

Photo of Sarah Shefte Sarah Shefte
Apr 18, 2022 4

seems like an overall nice park, well located. I never go there to play tennis because there are only four courts and they’re often booked up for clinics. Also, when I’ve been there, the bathrooms have been locked, so not sure if you should count on there being bathrooms if you go

Photo of Krystal Riley Krystal Riley
Apr 23, 2022 4

I've been coming to this park since I was a kid. It's beloved in the south durham community.

Photo of Bruce McPherson Bruce McPherson
May 17, 2022 5

I think this is Nice Park and set up and a good place to bring the family and friends 💯👍

Photo of Marcella Scurlock Jones Marcella Scurlock Jones
Jun 14, 2022 5

DPR did an excellent job by choosing JAZZ music for this venue. Awesome music to dance the SALSA!

Photo of April M. April M.
Jun 27, 2022 5

Very nice place for the kids to cool down, picnics,celebrations etc... We will return. Very curious as to what type of tree this is?

Photo of Nawaal Walker Nawaal Walker
Aug 3, 2022 4

Peaceful💙beautiful 💚well maintained If it rains... the grassy fields do get flooded.. so be careful ☺️

Photo of Bonnie Hepler Bonnie Hepler
Aug 5, 2022 4

Smaller splash pad but it was still fun. Playground was great.

Photo of Aleidy Encarnacion Aleidy Encarnacion
Aug 22, 2022 3

The splash pad was off! It's August and it's hot so why was it off? There were a ton of kids including mine that were so disappointed.