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John Chavis Memorial Park and Community Center

  • 505 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
    Raleigh, NC 27601

Named for early 19th-century free black preacher and teacher of all races John Chavis (ca. 1762-1838), the 37-acre City of Raleigh park was opened as a recreational spot for the city’s African-American residents during segregation. It was dedicated in 1938, and the circa-1923 carousel still can be ridden. Cost: $1 for carousel. Hours: Daily, sunrise-sunset (except carousel, Fri.-Sat., 11am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm).


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Chavis Park Celebrates

  • October 07, 2017
  • Address: 505 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27601

The annual celebration at John Chavis Memorial Park marks the 79th year anniversary of John Chavis Memorial Park. Come for the food trucks, music, ent... View Details

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Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505  
Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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