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Forest Hills Neighborhood Clubhouse

Subfacility of Forest Hills Park

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About the Forest Hills Neighborhood Clubhouse 

Rent a Special Use Facility Form

The Forest Hills Neighborhood Clubhouse is located in the heart of the Forest Hills neighborhood. The clubhouse will accommodate 80 people and is perfect for business meetings, team-building retreats, parties, anniversaries, church functions, and family reunions. 

2023 & 2024 Rentals
Those interested in booking the Forest Hills Neighborhood Clubhouse for an event in 2023 can submit a request using the Special Use Facility Rental Request Form. Reservations will open for 2024 rentals on June 1, 2023.


  • Large meeting room
  • Spacious kitchen (range, double sink, microwave, refrigerator)
  • Restrooms
  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Large lawn
  • Tables (8 - 60 inch round tables, 10 - 8 foot banquet tables)
  • Chairs (60)

Visit the Forest Hills Neighborhood Clubhouse Photo Gallery for a look inside.

Please note: Amenity availability is subject to change.


Building capacity - 80 (recommended for 60 when using tables and chairs)



For additional information or questions please contact our reservations specialist via email or call 919-560-4355, ext. 27202. Our administration office located at 400 Cleveland Street is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

All reservations must be made at least 45 days in advance.


Tours are provided every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. No appointment necessary.

Rental Times

  • Sunday through Saturday
  • 6 a.m. to midnight (minimum 3 hour rental)

The facility will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.


The lot on University Drive and on East Forest Hills Boulevard is available to all parkgoers and is on a first come first serve basis.


Security Deposit
Events without alcohol
Events with alcohol$250

 Rental Fees (CR: City Resident / NCR: Non-City Resident)
Sunday - Saturday (per hour, minimum of 3 hours)
CR: $30
NCR: $45

 Additional Fees
Events without alcohol$15
Events with alcohol$50
Food Fee

Alcohol InformationAlcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited except when permits to serve such beverages are obtained from Durham Parks and Recreation and/or the State ABC Board. Permits can be found on the ABC Commission North Carolina website.

Alcohol-serving events are required to hire event security through the Durham Police Department. It is the renter's responsibility to contact Durham Police Department to obtain information and schedule officers for their event. All payments are to be made in cash to the officer(s) at the beginning of the event. To arrange security, renters should call Officer Monte Sutherland at (919) 943-7370. 

A certificate of liability insurance must be provided to Durham Parks and Recreation no later than 15 days prior to the event. The insurance must show general liability insurance with an alcohol/liquor rider for at least $1,000,000, naming the City of Durham as an additional insured. The certificate of insurance must have an original signature covering the date of your event. Insurance can be obtained from any insurance company (Ex. WedSafe, Travelers Insurance, State Farm, etc.).

Additional Information

Visit the Facility Rental page for more information on rental procedures, rules for the use/sale of alcohol, and frequently asked questions. 


What is now the Forest Hills neighborhood was created out of the farmland along Third Fork Creek in the 1920s by businessman James O. Cob and Fuller Glass, founders of the New Hope Realty Company. Its curving streets, large trees, and spacious lots were designated to appeal to the number of professionals in Durham who wanted to move out of the city and could afford this prestigious new neighborhood. For the area of the creek's flood plain, they laid out a nine-hole golf course, clubhouse, and pool.

The current colonial revival-style clubhouse was built in 1928, as a replacement for the original clubhouse that burned down. In 1929, the New Hope Realty Company fell victim to the Great Depression and went bankrupt, allowing John Sprunt Hill to buy the golf course and clubhouse, turning the building into the first home of Annie Hill's Calvert Method School. In 1938, Hill deeded the land and the building to the City, stipulating that it serve as a public library. Sometime in the early 1950s, the County removed the library function from the building, and it began its service as a community center.