Who We Are

About Duke Park Historic District

In addition to the character and charm of the century-old architectural gems which populate Duke Park, residents find the neighborhood's public park (of the same name) a welcome place for meandering with nature and a fun, safe place for children of all ages. Restoration of the park's bathhouse is a project that is being championed by the Duke Park Preservation Initiative (Read More), in cooperation with the City of Durham Parks and Recreation.

The Duke Park Neighborhood Association was formed in 2002. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for all Duke Park residents through partnerships, community events, and direct action.  Each year Duke Park hosts, among other events, the liberating 4th of July Kids Parade and Picnic, the quirky Beaver Queen Pageant, and the wondrous Night of Lights (Luminaria). You may reserve the Duke Park Picnic Shelter by contacting the Department of Parks & Recreation via email at reservation@durhamnc.gov, by phone at 919.560.4355 x27202, or through the P&R office at 400 Cleveland Street. We welcome you to Duke Park!

Duke Park Boundaries: The northern boundary is contiguous with I-85 and the western boundary follows the westward turn of Ellerbe Creek (roughly between Ruffin and Rand Streets). The southern boundary follows the N&W Railroad tracks to an east-west line projected through the center of Dacian Avenue. The eastern boarder includes residential properties on both sides of Avondale Drive, Knox Street, Nancy Street, and Camden Avenue until its intersection with Colonial Street.