Athletic Rentals

Durham Parks and Recreation offers the following options for field rentals:

  • Baseball Fields
  • Softball Fields
  • Soccer Fields
  • Multipurpose Fields
  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Courts
  • Futsal Courts
Rent an Athletic Field Form
Rent a Tennis Court Form

How do I rent an athletic field?

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

View the Field Options and Dimensions for detailed information to help determine the field needed for your group.

View the Field Rental Policies and Procedures (PDF) for additional information.
Spanish version: Uso de Facilidades al Aire Libre y Política de Distribución (PDF)

For additional information regarding athletic field rentals, email Frank Sidoti, call 919-560-4355, ext. 27229, 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 Cathy Baldwin, call 919-560-4355, ext. 27238, or visit our Administration Office at 400 Cleveland Street, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Field Rental Fees

Field Type Fees
Turf Field with lights $60 per hour
Turf Field without lights $40 per hour
Herndon Small Turf Field with lights $40 per hour
Herndon Small Turf Field without lights $20 per hour
Grass Field with lights $40 per hour
Grass Field without lights $20 per hour
Courts (Basketball and Futsal) $5 per hour
Tennis Courts $3 per hour per court

There is a $15 application fee for all requests (this does not apply until we have confirmed availability and received confirmation to move forward with the rental request)

 Non-City residents will have an additional fee added to the balance based on the duration of the rental, not to exceed $25.
 

Long-Term Field Rental Request Deadlines

For field use between the following dates: Reservation request must be submitted by: Rosters must be submitted by:
March 1 - June 30 December 22 - January 5 January 5
July 1 - August 31 April 22 - May 5 May 5
September 1 - October 31 June 22 - July 5 July 5
November 1 - February 29 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. View the facility and field waiver application document (PDF) for details.

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
Piney Wood Park
Softball Field
Yes
50 feet
65 & 70 feet
295 feet
295 feet
295 feet
Snow Hill Road Park
Ballfield 1
Yes
54 feet
90 feet
345 feet
400 feet
343 feet
Snow Hill Road Park
Ballfield 2
Yes
43 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

Soccer Field Dimensions

ParkFieldLightsSurfaceLengthWidth
C.M. Herndon ParkChampionship Field YesArtificial Turf360 feet225 feet
C.M. Herndon ParkMultipurpose FieldYesArtificial Turf222 feet145 feet
C.M. Herndon ParkPractice FieldYesGrass361 feet327 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 Park22NoNoNo
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
Whippoorwill Park88YesYesNo