John Chavis Memorial Park Rentals


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Have a family event, group meeting or special occasion to celebrate? John Chavis Memorial Park has classrooms, meeting rooms, picnic shelters, and more all within the downtown area!

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.

Picnic Shelters

There are four picnic shelters to choose from depending on your group size and availability. 

smaller square picnic shelter at Chavis Park with tables

Shelter 1

Shelter 1

  • Capacity: 25
  • Tables: 4
  • Grills: 1
  • Not rentable at this time
  • No electricity
  • Located close to the playground
picnic shelter with a fireplace, tables and charcoal grill

Shelter 2

Shelter 2

  • Capacity: 70
  • Tables: 26
  • Grills: 3
  • $12/hour
  • No electricity
  • Located across the bridge, behind the carousel
medium sized round picnic shelter with grass and flowers in bloom around it.

Shelter 3

  • Capacity: 36-60
  • Tables: 8
  • Grills: 1
  • $7/hr
  • No electricity
picnic shelter No. 4 near the greenway trail

Shelter 4

Shelter 4

  • Capacity: 36-60
  • Tables: 6
  • Grills: 1
  • No electricity
  • No reservations - first come first serve

View other shelter locations

Community Center Rentals

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.

View the Virtual 360 Community Center Tour​​

Inside of gymnasium with wood floors, bleachers, basketball goals, and second floor indoor track

Gymnasium

  • Capacity: 609
  • The gymnasium features maple flooring, 8 low-rise bleachers with spacious foot treads, 2 main basketball goals, and 4 side basketball goals. There are game lines for basketball, volleyball, and pickleball.
  • The gym is available for rent for $85 per hour with a 2-hour minimum. Additional fees apply.
Indoor track with two white lines on rubberized surface

Indoor Track

  • Capacity: 78
  • The gym also features a second-floor indoor track. The track has a rubberized track surface with multiple lanes, reversing travel patterns, and a rest/stretching zone that overlooks the plaza and downtown skyline.
  • The track is available for rent for $75 per hour with a 2-hour minimum. Additional fees apply.
Interior multi-purpose room with tiled floors

Mutli-Purpose Room 1

  • Capacity: 72
  • Square Footage: 1080
  • VCT flooring 
  • 6’ folding rectangular tables and stacking chairs
  • Available for rent for $65 per hour with a 2-hour minimum. Additional fees apply.
     
Studio room with vinyl flooring and mirror wall

Studio

  • Capacity: 25
  • Square Footage: 857
  • Cushioned vinyl flooring, counter space, health, and fitness-based instruction
  • Available for rent for $40 per hour with a 2-hour minimum. Additional fees apply
     
Interior of the Reception Hall with wooden floors

Reception Hall

  • Capacity: 171
  • Square Footage: 2558
  • Spacious reception hall featuring luxury vinyl wood grain flooring, expansive serving counter, kitchen pass-through window for easy access, projector, projector screen, views of the downtown skyline, and balcony access 
  • Available for rent for $125 per hour with 2-hour minimum. Additional fees apply
     
Balcony overlooking downtown Raleigh skyline

Kitchen

  • Capacity: 1+
  • Square Footage: 192
  • Any Amenities Notes: Warming kitchen featuring a sink, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, stove, ice maker
  • Rental Rates are $25 per hour with a 2-hour minimum. Additional fees apply
Interior multi purpose room with three large windows and vinyl flooring

Multi-Purpose Room 2

  • Capacity: 78
  • Square Footage: 1153
  • Luxury vinyl flooring, 6’ folding rectangular tables, and stacking chairs
  • Available for rent for $75 per hour with 2-hour minimum. Additional fees apply
     
Chavis Multi-Purpose room with two windows and vinyl flooring

Multi-Purpose Room 4

  • Capacity: 39
  • Square Footage: 769
  • Luxury vinyl flooring, 6’ folding rectangular tables, and stacking chairs
  • Available for rent for $40 per hour and 2-hour minimum. Additional fees apply
     

Historic Carousel House

  • Available for rent for $110 per hour with 2-hour minimum. Additional fees apply
  • Capacity: 122
  • Square Footage: 1816 sq. ft.
  • Amenities include: Kitchenette with sink, small retro style refrigerator with freezer, microwave
  • Projector, Projector screen, folding tables, and chairs
  • Interior Bathrooms
  • Public Exterior Bathrooms
     

Contact

 

Community Center, 919-996-6590

John Chavis Memorial Park

Department:
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Service Categories:
Parks

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