Raleigh Parks Rentals and Special Event Venues

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Special Event Venues Athletic Fields Community Centers Picnic Shelters Birthday Party Packages Commercial Use of Park Property Forms

Raleigh Parks has many different rental spaces for your special event! Our venues are perfect for birthday parties, church services, conferences, family reunions, graduations, meetings, receptions, school athletic events, weddings, and more!

Special Event Venues

Interior room of the borden building

There are many unique venues from historic chapels to scenic cottages available to rent for your special event.

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Athletic Fields

Shade sail covered aluminum bleachers by baseball field

Shade sail covered aluminum bleachers

Athletic field rentals include baseball, softball, multipurpose fields, open spaces, and outdoor volleyball courts.

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Community Centers

Basketball hoops set up inside the Abbotts Creek gymnasium

The gymnasium at the Abbotts Creek Community Center can be set up as a basketball or volleyball court. 

Community centers offer a variety of rental spaces including meeting rooms, dance studios, and gymnasiums.

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Picnic Shelters

medium sized round picnic shelter with grass and flowers in bloom around it.

Many picnic shelters in our parks are available to rent through community centers. Shelters range in size and capacity from small to extra large.

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Birthday Party Packages

Looking for a new and fun idea for a birthday party? Let our community centers help you with your next birthday party! Call the community center for package details.

Commercial Use of Park Property

Commercial use of park system property requires a permit issued by the City of Raleigh. The permit does not grant exclusive use of space, but provides the permit holder a license for the activity in the designated area. The permit holder and participants must share the designated areas with other users and cannot block public access.

Permit holders must submit a completed application, the $25 permit application fee and a certificate of insurance (COI).

Information on Obtaining a Permit


Request your rental online using RecLink or by reaching out to the facility. 

Take note: Requests will be subject to staff approval. Upon approval, payment will be required to confirm the reservation. Your reservation is not finalized until you receive confirmation of your payment.

Rental Inquiry Forms

Additional Forms

Additional rental forms may be required depending on the rental activities.

  • Alcohol Permit
    • Alcohol is only permitted at the following locations with an approved alcohol permit: Anderson Point Park,  Compiegne Park,  Dorothea Dix Park, Durant Park, Five Points Center for Active Adults, Fletcher Park, John Chavis Memorial Park, Lake Johnson Park, Lake Wheeler Park, Millbrook Exchange Park, Moore Square, Mordecai Square Historic Park, Nash Square, Pullen Arts Center, Raleigh City Museum, Raleigh Little Theatre, Shelley Lake, Theatre in the Park, Tucker House Building and Grounds, and Walnut Creek Wetland Park.
  • Catering Form
  • Vendor Concession Admission Fee Permit
  • Inflatable Air Jumper Form




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