Method Road Park community center exterior

Method Community Park

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Berry O’Kelly/Harveleigh White Community Center Pioneers Building Shelters Courts Fields Playgrounds Community Center Hours
  • Year 1982 | Acres 8.3
  • The center is named after Harveleigh Monte Rivera White, a prominent leader, educator and local civil rights activist.
  • The Pioneers Building was Old Agricultural Building of the Berry O’Kelly High School, the first fully accredited and largest rural high school in the state of North Carolina for African Americans.




Method Community
514 Method Road
Raleigh, NC 27607

Berry O’Kelly/Harveleigh White Community Center

Assistant Director Elizabeth Sharpe

Center Programs

Method Road Park gym with basketball hoops and court


  • Tile Floor
  • 7,154 sq. ft.
  • Capacity: 250
  • 3 Pickle Courts & 1 Volleyball Court
  • $65/hr ($20/hr after hours supervision fee)
Method Road Park fitness room featuring weights, workout machines and treadmill.

Fitness Room

  • For those who like to workout we offer a $12 per month fitness center with no binding contract, only on a month to month basis.

Warming Kitchen

  • Food may only be warmed

Pioneers Building

Exhibit Room

  • View a timeline and artifacts from students who attended the Berry O’Kelly School.
  • History tours are available.
  • No food and drink allowed.

Large Meeting Room

  • Tile Flooring
  • Capacity: 150
  • 1,886 sq. ft.
  • $75/hr (2 hr minimum)
  • $20/hr supervision fee before or after normal operational hours

Small Room

  • Capacity: 45
  • 575 sq. ft.
  • $65/hr (2 hr minimum)
  • No food or drinks allowed
  • $20/hr supervision fee before or after normal operational hours


  • 99 sq. ft.
  • $25/hr
  • Food may only be warmed


Outdoor picnic shelter at Method Road Park

Picnic Shelter

  • Capacity: 60-100
  • 8 tables
  • No grill
  • $15/hr to rent
  • Access to electricity


Indoor Basketball Court

  • Tile floor
  • 3 Pickle Courts & 1 Volleyball Court
Outdoor basketball court at Method Road Park shows concrete court and two basketball hoops.

Outdoor Basketball Court

  • Concrete surface

Pickleball Courts

  • 6 courts
  • Lighting on timer from dusk to 10pm
  • Has backboards


Youth Baseball Field

  • Distance: 197 ft

Multipurpose Field

  • 300' x 175'


Boundless Playground

  • Ages 2-12
  • Recycled Bonded rubber

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

Upcoming Events