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Worthdale Park

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Year 1963 | Acres 36.1 | Landmarks located near downtown Raleigh in the heart of the Worthdale neighborhood





Director Carletta Moore
Assistant Director Troy Smith


    Worthdale Park
    1001 Cooper Road
    Raleigh, NC 27610



    Community Center

    Kids enjoying the monkey bars during a summer camp at Worthdale Park


    • Built in 1963
    • One of the oldest community centers in Southeast Raleigh


    • Community After School Program (CAPS) - after school care for elementary school-age children
    • TOPS Program (Teens)
    • Active Seniors Programs
    • Youth Martial Arts
    • Zumba Fitness Program
    • View our programs in the Leisure Ledger
    A fitness room with free weights, cardio machines and more at Worthdale Park

    Weight Room

    • Treadmill
    • Recumbent bike
    • Elliptical
    • Mounted Pull up bar
    • Stair climber machine
    • Multi-Stack Weight Machine
    • Weight Bench
    • Dumbbells 5 lbs to 70 lbs
    • Join for just $10 a month for 30-day membership with no contract (must be 18 years of age or older to join)


    An open gymnasium with basketball courts and hoops at Worthdale Park


    • Tile floor
    • Heated and Air Conditioned
    • Six goals (Two main goals and four side goals)
    • 54 feet by 105 feet
    • Capacity: 240 to 250
    • $85/hour
    A medium sized meeting room with a giant mirror at Worthdale Park

    Medium Meeting Room

    • 18 feet by 39 feet
    • Capacity: 49
    • $40/hour ($60/hour after hours)
    A medium sized meeting room with several games like pinball, table tennis and Foosball at Worthdale park

    Medium Meeting Room/Game Room

    • 17 feet by 39 feet
    • Capacity: 20 to 25
    • $40/hour ($60/hour after hours)
    A large open-space meeting room at Worthdale park

    Large Meeting Room

    • 30 feet by 40 feet
    • Capacity: 99
    • $75/hour ($95/hour after hours)

    Warming Kitchen

    • Can be rented with another facility space
    • Amenities include a refrigerator, stove, and microwave
    • Warming and storing food is allowed, no cooking food from scratch
    • $25/hour


    A large playground on a sand surface at Worthdale Park with slides and climbing bars.

    Ages 2-12

    • Sand surface

    View other playground locations.


    A large outdoor picnic shelter with several tables near the playground at Worthdale Park

    Picnic Shelter

    • Capacity: 60 to 100
    • Eight tables
    • Two grills
    • $15/hr to rent
    • No electricity

    View other shelter locations


    Two of six tennis courts with nets at Worthdale park

    Tennis Court

    • Six courts
    • Push-button lighting from dusk to 10 p.m.
    • Has backboards
    An outdoor basketball court with hoops at Worthdale Park

    Outdoor Basketball Court

    • Concrete surface
    • One outdoor court 

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


    A large open field used for softball with lighting

    Softball Field

    • Distance: 275 ft
    • Lighting: Yes
    A second smaller field for youth baseball at Worthdale Park

    Youth Baseball Field

    • Distance: 189 feet
    • Lighting: Yes

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