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Duke Park

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Features

  1. Dog Park
  2. Greenway / Trail Access
  3. Grill
  4. Parking Lot
  5. Picnic Tables
  6. Playground (Ages 2-12)
  7. Restrooms
  8. Swings - Standard
  9. Swings - Toddler (Bucket Swing)
  10. Water Fountain

Playground Updates (as of January 22, 2020): 

  • The tube slides attached to the tower structure at the Duke Park playground remain temporarily closed due to unsafe conditions created by the age of the equipment. We are currently waiting on the final replacement pieces to be delivered and installed. 
  • We will reopen the slides when repairs have been completed. We anticipate this will take several more months to complete. 
We apologize for any inconvenience. Please continue to check our website for playground updates.

With 17.24 acres of park space, Duke Park has so much to offer!

Visit the picnic shelter rentals page for complete details on renting the shelter at Duke Park.

History


The land that makes up Duke Park was a farm (and apparently a local source for hand-mined coal) that was owned by Brodie Duke in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. When Duke began platting out lots and selling properties in the area, the Junior League persuaded him to donate this parcel for a park site - after all, its topography made it relatively unbuildable. The homes and bungalows developing along Glendale, Mangum, and North Roxboro Street increased rapidly in the 1920s and 1930s as automobiles became more popular, and the City looked to develop the site as a park.

Subfacilities

  1. PetSafe® Dog Park located at Duke Park

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