The outside of the Tarboro Road Community Center

Tarboro Road Park

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Year 1978 | Acres 3.2 | Landmarks on the edge of downtown Raleigh



Tarboro Road Park: 919-996-6505
Director Christopher Octetree

Saint Monica Teen Center: 919-996-4770


Tarboro Road Park
121 N. Tarboro Street
Raleigh, NC 27610



Community Center

Kids jumping and enjoying a summer camp at Tarboro Road

Center Programs


A large open meeting room with windows at Tarboro Road

Large Meeting Room

  • Capacity: 120
  • 37’x 54’
  • $75/hr ($95 after hours)
A smaller open space meeting room at Tarboro Road

Small Meeting Room

  • Capacity: 39
  • 22’ x 30’
  • $40/hr ($60 after hours)
A large, brightly colored gymnasium with multiple courts


  • Capacity: 225
  • $65/hr ($85 after hours)
A weight room with cardio machines, free weights and other fitness equipment.

Weight Room

  • $10 per month

Warming Kitchen

  • Food can only be warmed not prepared from scratch

Saint Monica Teen Center

Side view of Saint Monica Teen Center

The Saint Monica Teen Center building was originally built in 1930 as part of the Saint Monica Catholic School and later served as home to the New Bern Avenue Day Care. Saint Monica Teen Center opened its doors to the teens of Raleigh on February 11, 2011.

Teen Thrive program participants

Center Programs

  • Free membership available for teens aged 13-19 currently enrolled in middle or high school.
  • Activities include: Teen Advisory Board, Homework Assistance, Interview Skills, Fitness & Healthy Living, Art Class, Card, and Board Games & Video Game Tournaments
  • Drop by anytime during operating hours for a facility tour and free center membership
A lounge set up room with several comfy chairs, a tv and two whiteboards

Teen Lounge

  • 55” Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) TV
  • Cafe style & lounge seating
  • Gaming chairs
  • 2 dry erase boards
A technology room with desks, several computers and flat screen tv's

Technology Room

  • 15 - Ergonomic Workstations
  • 16 - Computers with Microsoft Office Suite
  • 2 - 47" LCD Monitors
  • 88" Interactive Whiteboard
  • High Definition Projector
  • Instructor Podium
  • High Definition Video Conferencing and Collaboration
  • Cisco Curricula
  • SAS Curriculum Pathways
  • Network Access
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • State of the art technology thanks to strategic partnerships with AT&T, AT&T Pioneers, Cisco Systems, MCNC, Microsoft and SAS Institute
A large, open room used for dance and fitness classes

Fitness & Dance Room

  • 20.5’ Studio Dance Mirror
  • Reinforced Floors
  • 2 Blackboards
A multi-use room with two gaming tables, and a kitchen appliances

Multipurpose Kitchenette Room

  • 65” High Definition Projector
  • 2 Recreational Sports Tables
  • Cooking Range with Stove
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


An outdoor picnic shelter with six tables and a grill at tarboro road

Picnic Shelter

  • Capacity: 36-60
  • 6 tables
  • 1 grill
  • $12/hr to rent
  • No electricity

View other shelter locations


Two outdoor tennis courts with backboards and lighting

Tennis Courts

  • 2 courts
  • Lighting on a timer from dusk to 10 p.m.
  • Has backboards

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


An outdoor playground with climbing equipment, a slide and sand surface

Ages 5-12

  • 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

Saint Monica Teen Center Hours

2:00 pm-8:00 pm
2:00 pm-8:00 pm
2:00 pm-8:00 pm
2:00 pm-8:00 pm
2:00 pm-8:00 pm
11:00 am-5:00 pm
1:00 pm-6:00 pm