Method Road Park community center exterior

Method Community Park

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Berry O’Kelly/Harveleigh White Community Center Pioneers Building Shelter 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.




Assistant Director Elizabeth Shoaf


Method Community Park
514 Method Road
Raleigh, NC 27607



Berry O’Kelly/Harveleigh White Community Center

An instructor teaching an ESL class at Method Road Park

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 work out, 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

The Pioneers Building was the 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.

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.
A large open meeting room at Method Road Park

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
A smaller meeting room at Method Road Park

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

View other shelter locations


Outdoor basketball court at Method Road Park shows concrete court and two basketball hoops.

Outdoor Basketball Court

  • Concrete surface
  • Indoor court available in the Gym

Pickleball Courts

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

Courts are typically available first-come, first-serve. View other court locations.


An outdoor youth baseball field at Method Road Park

Youth Baseball Field

  • Distance: 197 ft
An open multi-use field at Method Road Park

Multipurpose Field

  • 300' x 175'

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


A playground at Method Road Park with swings, slides, climbing equipment and more

Boundless Playground

  • Ages 2-12
  • Recycled Bonded rubber

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