Blooming colorful wildflowers with Pullen train in background

Summer Photoworthy Spots in Raleigh Parks

Grab your camera and get outside this summer! Check out Raleigh Parks spots to photograph this summer.

Pullen Park Wildflowers

We planted nearly 20 pounds worth of wildflower seeds throughout Pullen Park this spring. The results are paying off with some beautiful blooms! You'll spot zinnias throughout the park through the beginning of August. Take note that the Pullen Park Amusements are operating on a limited schedule.

Where: Pullen Park
520 Ashe Ave
Raleigh, NC 27606

Durant Nature Preserve Chainsaw Art

The sensory garden at Durant Nature Preserve is now home to amazing chainsaw art by artist Corey Lancaster. This giant oak fell in Durant Nature Preserve in a storm in early 2020 and has been transformed into a representation of many of the native wildlife that can be found in the preserve. Beavers, deer, turtles, and more! Come see if you can spot them all!

Where: Durant Nature Preserve
8305 Camp Durant Rd
Raleigh, NC 27614

(The garden is located immediately on your left upon entering the top of the entrance road off Durant Road that leads to the parking lot.)

John Chavis Memorial Park Community Center Balcony

The new community center at John Chavis Memorial Park opened in June 2021! One of the highlights of this beautiful new building is the outdoor balcony with spectacular views of the downtown Raleigh skyline and plaza. Visit us at John Chavis Memorial Park community center during our operating hours to take in this beautiful view and enjoy all the new features, including the artwork glass collage "Chavis Reclaimed" by David Wilson, the playground, interactive water feature, and more!

Where: John Chavis Memorial Park 
505 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Raleigh, NC 27601

Peach Road Park Mural

Do not miss the Sweet Bee Mural by Amy Veatch at Peach Road Park! This mural featuring a bee, flower, and colorful hexagons is on the handball court by the outdoor fitness station and playground. Stop by for a photo op while you play outside!

Where: Peach Road Park
911 Ileagnes Road
Raleigh, NC 27603