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: $1.50 for carousel. Hours: Daily, sunrise-sunset (except carousel, Tues.-Wed. and Sun., 11am-6pm).