The exterior front of Jaycee Park Community Center

Jaycee Park



Director Dan Bacon | Assistant Director Tomara Rock


Jaycee Park
2405 Wade Ave
Raleigh, NC 27607



Community Center

A group of young adults playing sand volleyball at Jaycee Park

Director Dan Bacon | Assistant Director Tomara Rock

Center Programs

  • Preschool sports
  • Art classes
  • Athletic leagues
  • Senior programs
  • Health and fitness classes
A large open gymnasium at Jaycee park


  • Air-conditioned
  • Elastiplus Sports Floor
  • 2 adjustable hoops
  • Capacity: 299
  • $85/hr
A large open room used for games, programming and classes

Extra Large Multipurpose “Game” Room

  • Capacity: 90
  • 38’ x 25’
  • $75/hr
A large open meeting room with sinks, a whiteboard and counter space

Extra Large Multipurpose “Meeting” Room

  • Capacity: 129
  • 30’ x 50’
  • Projector & screen
  • 2 dry erase boards
  • 2 sinks
  • $75/hr
A third large multi-use room

Large Multipurpose “Club” Room

  • Capacity: 70
  • 36’ x 25’
  • Projector & screen
  • Dry erase board
  • Sink and wall mirrors
  • $65/hr
A weight room with free weights and workout equipment

Weight Room

  • $15/month
  • includes locker rooms

Warming Kitchen

  • Food may only be warmed, not prepared from scratch.
  • Microwave, oven, stove range, refrigerator, and ice maker
  • $25/hr

Recreation Business Office - Frank E. Evans Building

The outside of the administration building which serves as the business office for recreation program
  • Serves as the business office for recreation program areas including Cultural Outreach and Enrichment, Athletics, Specialized Recreation, Aquatics, Health and Wellness, and Outdoor Recreation.
  • General Inquiries: 919-996-6640
  • Processes Summer Camp and School Programs registrations as well as mail in registrations from the Leisure Ledger
  • Registration Assistance: 919-996-4800

Daylily Garden

A wide shot of the daylily garden with shrubs, trees, flowers and a gazebo
  • Daylilies, along with other plantings, are labeled and maintained by the Raleigh Hemerocallis Club.

Dog Run

The sign at the entrance to the dog run with the rules
  • View all City of Raleigh Dog Parks
  • The Dog Run is located just south of the parking area on Wade Avenue close to the playground and tennis courts.
  • There is an accessible sidewalk connecting the dog run from the parking lot on Wade Avenue. Ample parking is provided on both sides of the dog run.
  • The dog run includes benches, trash cans, and dog waste station.


An outdoor covered picnic shelter with multiple tables

Picnic Shelter

Due to construction on the new playground, the shelter at Jaycee Park will be unavailable until May 2021.

  • Capacity: 36-60
  • Tables: 6
  • $12/hour
  • No electricity
  • Double grill
  • Restrooms nearby

View other shelter locations


Two outdoor tennis courts with nets

Tennis Courts

  • 2 courts
  • Push Button lighting from Dusk to 10 p.m. (year-round)
  • No backboards
Six outdoor sand volleyball courts with lighting

Sand Volleyball Courts

  • 6 lighted courts
  • Dedicated to Rusty Lurwick

Courts are typically available first-come, first-serve. Courts 1-4 are not available on Tuesday nights in October & November from 6 to 11 p.m. Courts 5 & 6 are available for first come first serve on these nights.

View other court locations.


A large open field used for youth softball

Softball Field #1

  • Distance: 260 ft
  • Lighting: Yes
A second open field used for softball

Softball Field #2

  • Distance: 248 ft
  • Lighting: Yes
A third smaller field used for youth baseball

Youth Baseball Field #3

  • Distance: 191 ft
  • Lighting: Yes

For field rentals, please contact Athletics at 919-996-2154. View other field locations.


A wide shot of the Jaycee Park playground including swings and a slide

New Playground Coming Soon! Construction will begin on a new playground in January 2021 with estimated completion in June 2021. This new playground will be designed for ages 2-5 and 5-12 years old. While under constriction, the current playground will remain open and the picnic shelter will be closed.

Ages 2-12

  • Sand surface

View other playground locations.

Community Center Hours

10:00 am-9:00 pm
10:00 am-9:00 pm
10:00 am-9:00 pm
10:00 am-9:00 pm
10:00 am-9:00 pm
9:00 am-3:00 pm
1:00 pm-6:00 pm