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Forest Hills Neighborhood Clubhouse

Subfacility of Forest Hills Park

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About the Forest Hills Neighborhood Clubhouse 

Rent a Special Use Facility Form

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 a business meeting, team building retreats, parties, anniversaries, church functions, and family reunions. 

2022 Rentals
Those interested in booking the Forest Hills Neighborhood Clubhouse for an event in 2022 can submit a request using the Special Use Facility Rental Request Form. Reservations will open for 2023 rentals on June 1, 2022.

All requests will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. A member of the reservations team will contact you to confirm the booking details. Once the reservation is made you will have 10 days to pay the security deposit and application fee. 

Any booking where payment is not made by the end of the 10 days will be removed and the date will reopen for others to reserve.


  • Large meeting room
  • Spacious kitchen (range, double sink, microwave, refrigerator)
  • Restrooms
  • 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)



For 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 for pre-scheduled appointments. Please call 919-560-4355 if you would like to schedule an appointment.

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.

Rental Times

  • 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 park goers and is on a first come first serve basis.


Security Deposit
Events without alcohol (alcohol is not permitted at this location)

 Rental Fees (CR: City Resident / NCR: Non-City Resident)
 Monday - Sunday (per hour, minimum of 3 hours)
CR: $30
NCR: $45

 Additional Fees
Rental Application Fee (non-refundable)
Food Fee

Additional Information

Visit the Facility Rental page for more information on rental procedures 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 build 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.