John Chavis Memorial Park and Community Center
John Chavis Community Center is located in Southeast Raleigh, adjacent to downtown.
Park Features | Map
- 2 Picnic shelters
- Half-mile section of the Capital Area Greenway Trail
- Track with sprint lanes
- Multipurpose field
- Ballfield with Lights
- Outdoor pool and splash ground (open seasonally)
- Historic Allan Herschell Carousel
- Lighted Tennis Courts
- Dance Room
- Club Room
- Community Room
- Large Meeting Room
- Game Room with billiards and foosball table
For citizens interested in staying in shape John Chavis Memorial Park has a lot of options! Check out our recently renovated fitness center that includes two treadmills, a stationary bike, elliptical machine, free weights, and an ADA compliant universal machine. We also provide open play daily in our gymnasium for youth and adults to play basketball as well as an outdoor walking track with lights, water fountain, and benches to rest on.
It offers a wide variety of programs for all ages, including fitness, sports, arts and crafts. We also offer summer camp and track programming for youth on the modified traditional Wake County school calendar.
- Program Brochure
- Sport Tots
- Line Dance Fitness
- Fitness Room
- Body Conditioning
- Snacks with Santa
- The Raleigh Rockets Youth & Teen Track and Field Team
Above listed hours are for April through September. The community center will close at 6:00PM on Saturdays from October through March.
505 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Raleigh, NC 27601