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Holton Career & Resource Center

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  1. Computer Lab
  2. Covered Play Area
  3. Fitness Center
  4. Gymnasium
  5. Meeting Rooms
  6. Parking Lot
  7. Restrooms
  8. Soccer Field
  9. Water Fountain

Durham Parks and Recreation is located on the second floor of the Holton Career and Resource Center, and offers a variety of programs, activities and events. Participants registering for Holton Career and Resource Center programs must have already completed first grade.

Free Programs & Activities

All programs and activities, including the fitness center, open gym, and computer lab at the Holton Career and Resource Center are free to City residents as part of a pilot program (Care programs, Jr. NBA and rentals are not part of this pilot program).

The Holton Career and Resource Center offers programs for all ages year round. View our Play More Guide online or search ActiveNet for our current programs.

Fitness Center

The fitness center at Holton offers treadmills, recumbent bikes and elliptical machines for cardio workouts. Free weights and other strength training equipment is available for strength workouts. Please bring your own towel.

 Fitness Center Hours of Operation
 Monday - Friday10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
 Saturday10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Indoor Walking 

Indoor Walking at the Holton Career and Resource Center is open at no cost.

 Indoor Walking Hours of Operation
 Monday 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
 Saturday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

PlayPrints Interactive Covered Play Area

PlayPrints are ground markings and colorful shapes painted on the pavement to encourage physical activity. The interactive designs include agility courses, Hopscotch and Four Square. This play area is located under a covered structure and is ideal for play in all types of weather. PlayPrints was funded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) and the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association (NCRPA).

Field Rentals

Holton Career & Resource Center offers a multipurpose grass field, that is available for rentals. Please visit our athletic rentals page for details on renting the field.

Indoor Rentals

Holton Career & Resource Center has a variety of rooms available to rent for your next meeting, birthday party, baby shower, etc. For availability, complete a Recreation Center Rental Request Form, email Dianne Thorne, call 919-354-2750, ext. 27272, or visit us at 401 North Driver Street, Durham, NC 27703, during normal business hours. All reservations must be made at least 45 days in advance.

Room CapacityFees Details
Art Room50CR: $30/hour | NCR: $45/hour 
CR: $100/hour | NCR: $115/hour
Friday-Sunday & Holidays
CR: $120/hour | NCR: $135/hour
No Food/Drink Allowed
Computer Lab50CR: $30/hour | NCR: $45/hourNo Food/Drink Allowed
Conference Room25CR: $30/hour | NCR: $45/hour
Dance Studio50CR: $30/hour | NCR: $45/hourNo Food/Drink Allowed
Gymnasium596CR: $60/hour | NCR: $75/hourFood is Allowed with floor covering rental
Learning Center193CR: $30/hour | NCR: $45/hour
Includes use of partial kitchen (no stove)
Music Room50CR: $30/hour | NCR: $45/hourNo Food/Drink Allowed
Senior Room50CR: $30/hour | NCR: $45/hour
Includes use of partial kitchen (no stove)

*A minimum of 4 hours is required to rent the Auditorium (all other rooms have a 2 hour minimum).

Additional Rental Fees
Refundable DepositCR: $200 | NCR: $200 (Required for all rentals)
Application FeeCR: $15 | NCR: $15 (Non Refundable)
Food FeeCR: $25 | NCR: $25 (Assessed when food/beverages are served)
Custodial Fee/Table and Chair set up$25 (1-50 people
$50 (51-100 people)
$75 (101-150 people)
$100 (151-200)
Rentals of more than 150 people will be required to supply their own tables/chairs
Gymnasium Floor CoveringCR: $40 | NCR: $40
Audio/Visual SupportCR: $35/hour NR: $35/hour
Rentals with Admission Fee or Ticket SalesCR: $200 | NCR: $200

Rentals must be paid in full 30 days in advance. 

Equipment Available for Rentals

  • 6 foot banquet tables - seats approximately 6 people (6 tables)
  • 8 foot banquet tables - seats approximately 6-8 people (13 tables)
  • 60 inch round tables - seats approximately 8 people (21 tables)
  • Chairs (190)

Tour Days & Times

Tours are provided during normal business hours. No appointment necessary.