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Lions Park


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  • Year 1961 | Acres 41.4 | Landmarks Near Saint Augustine’s University & downtown Raleigh
  • One of the largest metro parks in the City of Raleigh

Contact

 

919-996-4726

Director Christie Jones

Address

Lions Park
516 Dennis Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27604

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Community Center

A group of young kids playing foosball together at Lions Park

Center Programs

Rentals

A large open gymnasium with multiple hoops and bleachers

Gymnasium

  • Capacity: 100–250
  • Air conditioning 
  • Wood flooring
  • 6 sets of bleachers
  • $85/hr.

Fitness Room

  • Includes one treadmill, one elliptical, one stationary bike, one universal weight machine, and one complete set of free-weights
  • Membership is $12/month (must be 18 or older)
A large open room with room for classes, meetings or games

Game Room

  • Capacity: 30
  • Includes cable television, ping-pong table, foosball table, and bumper pool table
  • $40/hr.
A large open room that can be separated and used for meetings or classes

Meetings Rooms 1 & 2

  • Each room has a capacity of 49
  • $65/hr.

Warming Kitchen

  • Accommodates catering needs and the warming storing of food during room rentals.
  • $25/hr.

Shelter

An outdoor picnic shelter with multiple picnic tables and two grills

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 Shelter

  • Capacity: 60–100
  • 6 tables
  • 2 grills
  • $15/hr.
  • No electricity

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Courts

A shot of the eight outdoor tennis courts at Lions Park

Tennis Courts

  • 8 courts
  • Lighting on timer from dusk to 10 p.m. (March to November)
  • Has backboard
Two outdoor lighted basketball courts with a concrete surface

Outdoor Basketball Courts

  • Concrete
  • 2 lighted courts

Courts are typically available on a first-come, first-served basis. View other court locations.

Fields

Request your field rental online using RecLink or contact Athletics at 919-996-2154.

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.

Fields

A open softball field with backstop

Softball Field #1

  • Distance: 300 ft.
  • Lighting: Yes
A second softball field with backstop

Softball Field #2

  • Distance: 317 ft.
  • Lighting: Yes
A third field used for youth baseball

Youth Baseball Field #3

  • Distance: 264 ft.
  • Lighting: Yes
  • Can also be used for softball
A fourth baseball diamond used for youth baseball

Baseball Field #4

  • Distance: 350 ft.
  • Lighting: Yes
  • Regulation size

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Playgrounds

A smaller playground for younger kids with a slides, swings and more

Ages 2–5

  • Rubber surface
A second larger playground for older kids with more advanced equipment

Ages 5–12

  • Rubber surface

View other playground locations.

Capital City BMX

The start of the Capital City BMX track, with several dirt racing lanes

Community Center Hours

 
Monday:
10:00 am-9:00 pm
Tuesday:
10:00 am-9:00 pm
Wednesday:
10:00 am-9:00 pm
Thursday:
10:00 am-9:00 pm
Friday:
10:00 am-9:00 pm
Saturday:
9:00 am-3:00 pm
Sunday:
1:00 pm-6:00 pm