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Edison Johnson Recreation Center


  1. Community Garden
  2. Fitness Center
  3. Greenway / Trail Access
  4. Gymnasium
  5. Meeting Rooms
  6. Outdoor Fitness Equipment
  7. Parking Lot
  8. Playground
  9. Racquetball Courts
  10. Sprayground
  11. Vietnam Veterans Living Memorial

Indoor Rentals

Edison Johnson Recreation Center has a variety of rooms available to rent for your next meeting, party, or event. For availability, complete a Recreation Center Rental Request Form, email Andrea Hicks, call 919-560-4270, or visit us at 500 West Murray Avenue, Durham, NC 27704 during normal business hours. All reservations must be made at least 30 days in advance.

Capacity Fees  Details
Gymnasium 430 CR: $60/hour | NCR: $75/hour ($40 floor covering fee is required for rentals with food) Includes use of bleachers and scoreboard
Exhibit Room
50 CR: $30/hour | NCR: $45/hour Includes use of kitchen space*
Dance Room
50 CR: $30/hour | NCR: $45/hour Includes use of kitchen space*
*Food fee must be paid in order to use the kitchen space

Additional Rental Fees
Refundable Deposit
CR: $200 | NCR: $200 (Required for all rentals)
Application Fee
CR: $15 | NCR: $15 (Non-Refundable)
Food Fee
CR: $25 | NCR: $25 (Assessed when food / beverages are served)
Exhibit Room and Dance Room Combined
CR: $60/hour | NCR: $75/hour
Admission Fees or Ticket Sales
CR: $200 | NCR: $200
Custodial Fee / Table and Chair Set Up
$25 (1-50 people)
$50 (51-100 people)
$75 (101-150 people)
$100 (151-200 people)
$125 (201-250 people)
$150 (251-300 people)
$175 (301-350 people)

Equipment Available for Rentals (no extra charge)

8 feet rectangle tables (28 tables), 62-inch round tables (4 tables), chairs (110)

Edison Johnson Fitness Room

The fitness room offers a variety of equipment including treadmills, recumbent and upright bikes, elliptical trainers, dumbbells, and stability balls. Please bring your own towel. Fitness room orientations are available by appointment.

Pay a daily entrance fee or purchase a monthly wellness package to utilize the fitness room.

 Fitness Room Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. & 8 - 9 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 3 - 6 p.m.
Sunday 3 - 6 p.m.


Edison Johnson Recreation Center offers programs for all ages year round. Pick up a copy of the Play More guide at any facility, the administration office or view it online for current programs.

Rock Quarry Park

Edison Johnson Recreation Center is located within Rock Quarry Park, which includes Tennis Courts, Athletic Field, Restrooms, Picnic Tables, Playground, and Water Fountain.