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John Chavis Memorial Park and Community Center


Address

505 Martin Luther King Junior Blvd
Raleigh, NC 27601-2477

District

Moore Square

Hours

Mon-Sun (Dawn-Dusk); Carousel Fri-Sat (11 am-5 pm) Sun (1 pm-5 pm)

Details

Currently under renovation. Named for early 19th-century free black preacher and teacher of all races John Chavis (ca. 1762-1838), the 37-acre City of Raleigh park was opened as a recreational spot for the city’s African-American residents during segregation. It was dedicated in 1938, and the circa-1923 carousel still can be ridden. Cost: $1 for carousel.

What's Nearby

  Nearby Parking

417 S Person Lot417 S Person Lot - 0.4 miles NW

415 S Person Lot415 S Person Lot - 0.5 miles NW

314 E Davie Lot314 E Davie St - 0.5 miles NW

Gravel Lot on Lenoir112 E Lenoir St - 0.5 miles NW

  Nearby Dining

Alimentari at Left Bank in Transfer Co. Food Hall500 E Davie St - 0.4 miles NW

Benchwarmers Bagels and Coffee in Transfer Co. Food Hall500 E Davie St - 0.4 miles NW

Bul Box in Transfer Co. Food Hall500 E Davie St - 0.4 miles NW

Captain Cookie and the Milkman in Transfer Co. Food Hall500 E Davie St - 0.4 miles NW

  Nearby Shopping

Alimentari at Left Bank in Transfer Co. Food Hall500 E Davie St - 0.4 miles NW

Burial Beer Co. in Transfer Co. Food Hall500 E Davie St - 0.4 miles NW

The Bittery501 E Davie St - 0.4 miles NW

Blue Grocery529 South Blount St - 0.5 miles NW

  Nearby Arts, Culture + Entertainment

Lump505 S Blount St - 0.5 miles NW

Lincoln Theatre126 E Cabarrus St - 0.5 miles NW

A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center2 E South St - 0.5 miles W

Pope House Museum511 S Wilmington St - 0.6 miles NW