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C.R. Wood Park

Features

  1. Baseball / Softball Field - Youth
  2. Basketball Court
  3. Grill
  4. Picnic Shelter
  5. Picnic Tables
  6. Playground (Ages 2-12)
  7. Recreation Center
  8. Restrooms
  9. Swings - Standard
  10. Swings - Toddler (Bucket Swing)
  11. Water Fountain
This 17.4 acre park sits in southeast Durham.

Visit the picnic shelter rentals page for complete details on renting the shelter at C.R. Wood Park

History


The park is named after the department's first and long-service Director, C.R. Wood. The small building in the park (called the "Hayestown Center") and the surrounding neighborhood were named after Elton Clyde Hayes, who first lived in Durham during the late 1800s. Hayes was considered the "pioneer community leader [and] first settler in the southeastern section of the city which is known as 'Hayestown,'" according to Carolina Times.