Paved path with park benches leading to playground in distance

Isabella Cannon Park

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Climbing Boulder Shelters Courts Playground

Park Managed by: Jaycee Community Center

Year 1937 | Acres 3.5

Formerly known as Gardner Street Neighborhood Park. It was renamed to honor Raleigh's first female mayor, Isabella Cannon, who died at the age of 97 on February 13, 2002. This park has the first climbing boulder in the Raleigh Parks System.





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Isabella Cannon Park
2601 Kilgore Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27607



Climbing Boulder

A large boulder used for climbing, with different sides for different difficulty levels
  • The boulder is 8' × 12' × 8'
  • Various levels of climbing challenge for kids, teens, and adults
  • Easy climbing on one side for older kids
  • Overhang on other side creating bouldering challenge


Picnic shelter with four picnic tables and trees in background

Picnic Shelter

  • Capacity: 15–35
  • 4 tables
  • Double grill
  • $10/hr. to rent
  • No electricity

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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.


Basketball court with two hoops and trees in background

Outdoor Basketball Court

  • Concrete surface
  • Two hoops


Playground with slide in foreground and swings and trees in background
  • Ages 2–12
  • Woodchip surface
  • Swings (both tot and regular), slide, sand diggers

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