Forest Hills Neighborhood Clubhouse
Subfacility of Forest Hills Park
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.
- Large meeting room
- Spacious kitchen (range, double sink, microwave, refrigerator)
- 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)
ContactFor 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.
- 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.
|Events without alcohol||$200|
|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|
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.
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.