Athletic Rentals

Soccer Field and Tennis Courts
Rent Athletic Facility
Rent a Tennis Court

Click here to rent an athletic facility:

  • Baseball Field
  • Softball Field
  • Soccer Field
  • Multipurpose Field
  • Basketball Court
  • Futsal Court
  • Disc Golf Course

Click here to rent a tennis court or pickleball court.


How do I rent an athletic field?

Fill out the online Field Rental Request Form to submit a request.

For additional information regarding athletic field rentals, email staff, call 919-560-4355, or visit our Administration Office at 400 Cleveland Street, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

How do I rent a tennis court?

Fill out the online Tennis Court Rental Request Form to submit a request.

View the Tennis Court details for information on where our tennis courts are located, and detailed information on the court lines.

For additional information regarding tennis court rentals, email staff, call 919-560-4355, or visit our Administration Office at 400 Cleveland Street during normal business hours.

Field Rental Fees

Field Type Fees
Turf Field with lights $60 per hour
Turf Field without lights $40 per hour
Grass Field with lights $40 per hour
Grass Field without lights $20 per hour
Outdoor Courts (Tennis, Pickleball, Basketball, Volleyball, and Futsal)* $3 per hour per court
Outdoor Courts Additional Lighting Fee (Tennis, Pickleball, Basketball, Volleyball, and Futsal) $3 per hour per court

  • *Non-City Residents will be charged an additional $5 fee for court rentals and will be charged $8 per hour per court. This additional fee does not apply to the lighting fee.
  • A $15 application fee will be applied to any permit consisting of more than one date. Additional fees may apply.
  • Non-City residents are subject to additional fees.

Long-Term Field Rental Request Deadlines

For field use between the following dates: Reservation request must be submitted between: Rosters must be submitted by:
March 1 - June 30 December 22 - January 5 January 5
July 1 - August 31 ( Athletic Turf Fields, & Multi-Purpose Fields Only) April 22 - May 5 May 5
September 1 - October 31 June 22 - July 5 July 5
November 1 - February 29 ( Athletic Turf Fields, & Multi-Purpose Fields Only)
August 22 - September 5 September 5

Facility and Field Fee Waiver Application

Requests for fee waivers or reduced fees are determined on a case by case basis for community based events and fundraisers that are aligned with the mission of Durham Parks and Recreation. Fee waivers or reduced fees on rentals of facilities and fields must be recommended by the Recreation Advisory Commission and approved by the director of Durham Parks and Recreation.

Fill out a Facility and Field Fee Waiver application to submit a request.

Ballfield Dimensions

ParkFieldLightsPitching DistanceBase DistancesLeftCenterRight
C.M. Herndon Park
Ballfield 1
Yes
Mound (46 feet)
60 feet
194 feet
200 feet
194 feet
C.M. Herndon Park
Ballfield 2
Yes
Mound (46 feet)
60 feet
192 feet
197 feet
195 feet
Crest Street Park
Ballfield 1
Yes
Mound (60 feet, 6 inches)
90 feet
230 feet
260 feet

226 feet
Hillside Park
BallfieldYesMound (54 feet)
75 feet
267 feet
268 feet
200 feet
Long Meadow Park
Ballfield 1
Yes
Mound (46 feet)
60 feet
199 feet
200 feet
199 feet
Long Meadow Park
Ballfield 2 (Scarborough)Yes
Mound (46 feet)
60 feet
147 feet
201 feet
201 feet
Lyon ParkBallfield 1NoNo60 feet288 feet268 feet277 feet
Piney Wood Park
Softball Field
Yes
50 feet
65 & 70 feet
295 feet
295 feet
295 feet
Snow Hill Road Park
Ballfield 1
No54 feet
90 feet
345 feet
400 feet
343 feet
Snow Hill Road Park
Ballfield 2
No43 feet
60 feet
276 feet
373 feet
270 feet
Southern Boundaries Park
Ballfield 1
Yes
50 feet
65 feet
290 feet
320 feet
305 feet
Southern Boundaries Park
Ballfield 2
Yes
46 feet
60 feet
245 feet
275 feet
275 feet
Valley Springs ParkSoftball Field 1 Yes50 feet60, 65 & 70 feet277 feet275 feet273 feet
Valley Springs ParkSoftball Field 2Yes50 feet60, 65 & 70 feet274 feet277 feet277 feet
Valley Springs Park
Softball Field 3YesN/A60, 65 feet243 feet251 feet246 feet
Whippoorwill ParkSoftball Field 1YesN/A50 & 60 feet237 feet237 feet235 feet
Whippoorwill Park
Softball Field 2YesN/A40 & 50 feet184 feet184 feet197 feet
Wrightwood ParkSoftball FieldNoMound (46 feet)60 feet176 feet222 feet168 feet

Basketball Courts

Park Name Field Type Lighting # of Courts
Bethesda Park Basketball Court Yes 1
Birchwood Park Basketball Court No 1
Burton Park Basketball Court No 2
C.R. Wood Park Basketball Court No 2
Carroll Street Park Basketball Court No 1
Cook Road Park Basketball Court No 1
Cornwallis Road Park Basketball Court No 1
Crest Street Park Basketball Court No 2
East End Park Basketball Court No 2
Elmira Avenue Park Basketball Court No 2
Hillside Park Basketball Court No 3
Lakeview Park Basketball Court No 2
Long Meadow Park Basketball Court No 3
Lyon Park Basketball Court No 2
Morreene Road Park Basketball Court Yes 2
Old Chapel Hill Road Park Basketball Court No 1
Old Farm Road Park Basketball Court No 2
Oval Drive Park Basketball Court No 1
Red Maple Park Basketball Court No 2
River Forest Park Basketball Court No 1/2
Rockwood Park Basketball Court No 1
Sherwood Park Basketball Court Yes - 2 / No -3 5
Solite Park Basketball Court No 1
Southern Boundaries Park Basketball Court Yes 3
Twin Lakes Park Basketball Court No 1
Unity Village Park Basketball Court No 2
Walltown Park Basketball Court No 3
Weaver Street Park Basketball Court No 1
White Oak Park Basketball Court No 1

Soccer Field Dimensions

ParkFieldLightsSurfaceLengthWidth
C.M. Herndon ParkChampionship Field YesArtificial Turf360 feet225 feet
C.M. Herndon ParkHerndon - Multi-purpose Turf Field #1
YesArtificial Turf139 feet143 feet
C.M. Herndon Park
Herndon - Multi-purpose Turf Field #2
YesArtificial Turf139 feet143 feet
Holton Career & Resource Center
Multipurpose FieldNoGrass430 feet140 feet
Old Chapel Hill Road Park
Soccer FieldNoGrass275 feet150 feet
Old Chapel Hill Road Park
Soccer FieldYesArtificial Turf330 feet195 feet
Piney Wood ParkSoccer FieldYesGrass417 feet213 feet
Snow Hill Road Park
Soccer Field 1YesGrass290 feet165 feet
Snow Hill Road Park
Soccer Field 2YesGrass240 feet165 feet
Twin Lakes Park
Soccer FieldYesArtificial Turf365 feet185 feet
Valley Springs Park
Soccer FieldYesGrass284 feet421 feet

Tennis Court Information

ParkNumber of Tennis CourtsNumber of Lighted Tennis Courts10 & Under Lines8 & Under LinesPickleball Lines
Bethesda Park22NoNoYes
East End Park44NoNoNo
Elmira Avenue Park88NoNoNo
Forest Hills Park44YesYesYes
Garrett Road Park66YesYesYes
Morreene Road Park55NoNoNo
Northgate Park20NoNoNo
Oval Drive Park20NoNoNo
Piney Wood Park40NoNoNo
Rock Quarry Park88YesYesNo
Southern Boundaries Park
88YesYesNo
W.D. Hill Park
22NoNoNo
Whippoorwill Park
88YesYesNo