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Optimist Park & Community Center

  • 5900 Whittier Dr.
    Raleigh, NC 27609

Optimist Community Center, a 10,800 square foot facility, is nestled into Optimist Park located in North Raleigh next to the Optimist Pool. The community center consists of a classroom, gymnasium, showers and restrooms. Both the gymnasium and classroom are available for rent when not being used by Parks and Recreation programs. Some of the numerous programs offered include youth athletics, pre-school classes, art classes, camps, badminton free play and an afterschool program. For more information regarding our recreation programs, please see the Leisure Ledger or search Reclink, the online registration program.


  • Accessible to people with disabilities:
  • Elevators Indoor:
Optimist Park & Community Center Meeting Facility
  • Theatre Capacity: 120
  • Classroom Capacity: 25
  • Indoor:
  • AV Equipment:
  • Band Allowed:
  • Chairs Provided:
  • Kitchen Facilities:
  • Tables Provided:

Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception Media
Classroom X               25             No  
Gymnasium X           120                 No  
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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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