Richard Stanhope Pullen founded History Pullen Park on March 22, 1887. Once farmland, Mr. Pullen donated the land as a gift to the City of Raleigh to be used as parkland. He characterized it as on old cow pasture, red and rocky. He intended this land to be used for the recreation use and pleasure of the inhabitants and the visitors to the City of Raleigh. Through his visions, Pullen Park became the first public park in North Carolina. More on Pullen Park's History.
Situated on 66.33 acres between Western Blvd., Hillsborough St., Ashe Av. and North Carolina State University, Pullen Park has much to offer people of all ages.
Pullen Aquatics Center - With a indoor Olympic sized pool, the aquatic center is perfect for swim classes, recreation, and competitive events.
Pullen Community Center - Located beside the aquatic center, the community center has a fitness room, warming kitchen and five multipurpose meeting rooms.
Pullen Arts Center - Offering workshops, a gallery, studio areas and pottery kilns, this arts center has it all.
Pullen Amusements - The Amusements Center has undergone extensive renovation and is now open for you and your family to enjoy!
Pullen Place Cafe - Located in the Amusement area near the Welcome Center, Pullen Place Cafe offers fresh, local, seasonal foods.
Pullen Park Playground - The playground is made up of four distinct areas, distinguished by the age group they serve or the activities they focus on.
Pullen Athletic Fields - The park offers three softball fields and six tennis courts.