Optimist Park

Optimist Park


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Community Center Pool Nature Amphitheater Courts Fields Playgrounds
  • Year 1973 | Acres 30.7 | Landmarks Located behind Sanderson High School in the Northclift Subdivision
  • Trail connects out to Shelley Lake Greenway Trail

Contact

 

Address

Optimist
5900 Whittier Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27609

Community Center

919-996-2880 | email
Director Susan Adams | Assistant Director Bryan Garrido

Center Programs

  • Current Programs
  • Variety of classes and programs for all ages including youth athletics (baseball, basketball and volleyball), camps, afterschool program, pre-school sports and art classes, badminton, pickle ball, and group fitness.
  • Open Play Pickleball

Center Facilities

  • Rentals in our facility require $100 refundable damage deposit and $15 application fee.
  • Air conditioned Gymnasium - 69' x 96', Capacity: 300, $85/hour*
  • Classroom, Capacity: 45, $40/hr
  • Kitchen, $25/hr
  • Outside operating hours fee: Additional $20/hr
  • *No food allowed in gym

Pool

919-996-2790
Director Jimmie Overton | Assistant Director Ted Barnett

Nature Amphitheater

  • First come, first serve basis
  • Capacity: 25
  • No electricity
  • Located behind the community center, near the walking paths

Courts

Tennis Courts

  • 8 courts
  • Push Button Lighting from Dusk to 10pm (year round)
  • Has backboards

Fields

Youth Baseball Field #1

  • Distance: 183ft
  • Lighting: Yes

Youth Baseball Field #2

  • Distance: 292ft
  • Lighting: Yes

Older Youth & Adult Field #3

  • Lighting: Yes

Playgrounds

Ages 2-5 and 5-12

  • The playground is designed to be accessible and inclusive, including rubberized surface and certified playground mulch.
  • Ages 2-5 can enjoy the toddler "expression swings" and log tunnel. "Expression swings" allow the parent and child to face each other while swinging.
  • Ages 5-12 can enjoy the larger play structure, spinner, climbing boulder and nest swing.

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