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Last updated Nov. 25, 2014 - 11:15 am
Pullen Event Lawn

Holiday Express

Holiday Express logo

December 4-7 and December 11-14 from 4-9pm nightly

  • Guests will experience the Holiday Express Train, carousel rides, arts and crafts, holiday music, and a visit with Santa.
  • Tickets are $8 per person and are limited and should be purchased in advance. Tickets may be purchased online.
  • View Event Information

Community Center

  • 919-831-6052 (main) | 919-996-6468 (press 0 for shelter rentals)
  • Director Abigail Kepler
Center Programs

Center Programs

  • Pullen Park Wednesday Night Dance Club
  • Friday Night Ballroom Dance
  • Yoga Classes
  • Wednesday Bridge Club
  • Preschool Programs- story time, creative movement classes, art projects, and more.
  • Parent Night Out Programs
  • Summer Camps
  • YES Days - teacher workday camps
  • Personal trainer is available by appointment

Combined Meeting Room

Combined Meeting Room

  • Room 112A & B combined to seat 200
  • $130/hour

Large Meeting Room (112B)

Large Meeting Room (112B)

  • Hardwood Floor
  • 42’x28’
  • Capacity: 120
  • $70/hour

Medium Meeting Room (112A)

Medium Meeting Room (112A)

  • Carpeted Floor
  • 40’x28’
  • Capacity: 80 (connect with room 112B, for a total capacity of 200)
  • $60/hour

Small Meeting Room (126)

Small Meeting Room (126)

  • Carpeted Floor
  • 31’x24’
  • Capacity: 30
  • $35/hour

Small Meeting Room (103)

Small Meeting Room (103)

  • Tile Floor
  • 27’x19’
  • Capacity: 30
  • $35/hour

Warming Kitchen

Warming Kitchen

  • Can only be rented along with another room rental
  • Food may be warmed but not made from scratch
  • $20/hour

Amusements

  • 919-996-6468
  • Director Richard Costello | Assistant Director Greg Thompson / Marvin Howell
Pullen Ticket Office

Welcome Center / Ticket Office

  • Tickets will be required for each ride in Pullen Park.
  • Tickets are $1 for all riders 13 months and older. Riders 12 months and younger are free with a paying adult.
  • Tickets sales close 15 minutes prior to the rides closing
  • Pullen Park Amusement hours will vary depending on the season. Some rides may close early due to darkness or inclement weather.

  • Carousel
  • Carousel House
  • Carousel Tiger

Gustave A. Dentzel Carousel

  • From 1911, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Ride require one ticket per person.
  • Must be 42 inches tall to ride alone, if under 42 inches a parent/guardian must ride with them and both require a ticket

Purchase ride tickets at the welcome center

Kiddie Boats

  • Ride require one ticket per person.

C.P. Huntington miniature train

Train

  • C.P. Huntington miniature train, a one-third size, near-replica of the famous locomotive of the same name.
  • Ride require one ticket per person.
  • Must be 42 inches tall to ride alone, if under 42 inches a parent/guardian must ride with them and both require a ticket

Pullen Park Pedal Boats

Pedal Boats

  • Ride around Lake Howell
  • The pedal cruisers require six tickets for a half hour boat rental and up to 4 people can fit in a boat

  • Andy & Opie Statue
  • Children's Amphitheater

Other Amusements

  • TV Land "Andy & Opie" statue
  • Children's Amphitheater

Aquatic Center

Pullen Aquatics Center

Arts Center


Arts
  • Programs in pottery, jewelry making, painting, printmaking, bookmaking, drawing, fiber arts, weaving and glass arts
  • Extensive studios and equipment
  • Special events and gallery exhibits throughout the year
  • More Information on Pullen Arts Center

Pullen Place Cafe


  • 919-829-7180
Pullen Place Cafe

Recreation Business Office


  • 919-996-4800 | 105 Pullen Rd
Recreation Business Office
  • Processes Summer Camp and School Programs registrations as well as mail in registrations from the Leisure Ledger
  • Located in the Arts Center

Shelters (9)

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Island Gazebo

Island Gazebo

  • Capacity: 50-100
  • $30/hour to rent
  • No chairs / tables on site
  • No electricity

Carousel Pavilion

Carousel Pavilion

  • Capacity: 60
  • Tables: 8
  • $30/hour to rent
  • Located on east side of carousel
  • Access to electricity
  • No grilling permitted

Event Lawn

Event Lawn & Stage

  • No stage lighting
  • $75/hour (4hr minimum)
  • Access to electricity for stage

Shelter #1

Shelter #1

  • Capacity: 75
  • Tables: 8
  • Grills: 2
  • $30/hour to rent
  • Located on the hillside with great views over the playground and passing train
  • No electricity

Shelter #3

Shelter #2

  • Capacity: 30
  • Tables: 8
  • Grills: 2
  • $24/hour to rent
  • Accessible from upper parking lot
  • No electricity

Shelter #3

Shelter #3

  • Capacity: 100+
  • Tables: 15
  • Grills: 1
  • $30/hour to rent
  • Accessible from upper parking lot
  • Easy catering access
  • No electricity

Shelter #4

Shelter #4

  • Capacity: 100+
  • Tables: 8
  • Grills: 2
  • $30/hour to rent
  • Access to electricity
  • Located above playground

Shelter #5

Shelter #5

  • Capacity: 100+
  • Tables: 9
  • Grills: 2
  • $30/hour to rent
  • Located near aquatic center
  • No electricity

Shelter #6

Shelter #6

  • Capacity: 50
  • Tables: 7
  • Grills: 2
  • $30/hour to rent
  • No electricity

Courts (1)

Courts are typically available first come, first serve. View other court locations
Tennis Courts

Tennis Courts

  • 6 courts
  • Push Button lighting from Dusk to 10pm (year round)
  • Has backboards

Fields (2)

All field rentals are handled though our Athletics Division. To find out more, please email or call 919-996-6836. View other field locations
Softball Field

Softball Field #1

  • Distance: 270ft
  • Lighting: Yes
  • $25/hour to rent, additional $25/hour for lights

Youth Baseball Field

Youth Baseball Field #2

  • Distance: 257ft
  • Lighting: Yes
  • $25/hour to rent, additional $25/hour for lights

Playgrounds

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Swing Set

Swing Area

  • All ages
  • 10 traditional belt swings for all ages
  • 1 preschool full-bucket seat swing
  • 1 accessible molded bucket swing
  • 1 tire swing

  • Play Structure
  • Climber
  • Triangle Climber
  • Slides

School Age Climb and Slide

  • 5-12 years old
  • 2 universally accessible slides
  • 6 climbing opportunities
  • 1 see-saw
  • 1 shade structure

  • Sand & Water Play
  • Water Play
  • Sand Area

Sand & Water Play

  • 2-12 years old
  • 2 sand diggers
  • 1 accessible sand digger
  • 2 shade structures
  • 1 playhouse
  • Music making equipment and stage
  • 1 water mister
  • 1 accessible spring platform

Playing

Preschool Play

  • playground designed just for preschool aged children (2-5 years old)
  • Enclosed by a positive barrier of fence and vegetation
  • 3 slides
  • 1 preschool full-bucket seat swing
  • 1 accessible molded bucket swing
  • 1 see-saw
  • Stepping stones
  • 2 shade structures

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