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Walltown Park

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Features

  1. Baseball / Softball Field - Youth
  2. Basketball
  3. Field Lights
  4. Grill
  5. Little Library
  6. Picnic Shelter
  7. Picnic Tables
  8. Playground (Ages 2-12)
  9. Recreation Center
  10. Restrooms
  11. Tire Swing
  12. Water Fountain
Walltown Park surrounds the Walltown Park Recreation Center which offers a fitness center, indoor walking track, gymnasium, fitness classes, and more.

Visit the picnic shelter rentals page for complete details on renting the shelter at Walltown Park.

History


In 1892, a young African-American man named George Wall followed his job with Trinity College to Durham. Wall bought a wooded plot of land, and Walltown became a neighborhood for mostly African-American workers moving into the Bull City for jobs in the tobacco industry. The narrow shotgun houses and small residences provided easy access to the tobacco factories.

This area housed such passionate residents, that they petitioned and built the first recreation center themselves. In honor of this original center, the new center completed in 2011 has used the stones from that first building to make one interior wall and highlights the historic photo of the men and women who originally established this center along with a plaque that honors the 1957 Walltown Mayor and Council.