Celebrate Black History Month at John Chavis Memorial Park with our event, “Legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen.” Learn about the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen through the Heart of the Carolina Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen. There will bean interactive component to this presentation so as to celebrate, empower, and encourage. This event will be […]

How sweet it is! Join us at John Chavis Memorial Park for a summer movie delight. A family-friendly movie will be shown in the Reception Hall and food trucks will be on-site. Dates: Thursdays – June 15, July 20, and August 17 Time:  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Ages: All Cost: Free *Please call 919-996-6590 for movie information.  

The Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources department encompasses everything from youth and teen programs to natural resources and cultural outreach. Our department has open, part-time positions that uniquely cater to nearly every interest and field of study. MORE DETAILS HERE Speak to leaders from different divisions to learn more about what positions are available, […]

The City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department has partnered with the Wake County Government to offer a Back to School March and Community Resource Fair! The event’s mission is to celebrate our youth and encourage education while connecting the community to resources that promote education, jobs, and empowerment. We will march from Moore […]

The free event will be held at John Chavis Memorial Park, 505 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., on Tuesday, June 21 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Free Computer Giveaway Three Lenovo 300e laptops will be raffled to event attendees! Topic What is digital inclusion? Speakers from the City of Raleigh and Kramden Institute will discuss the […]

Join artist Linette Knight in decorating the John Chavis Memorial Park construction fence with crochet art. Linette will lead a series of indoor workshops to teach the basics of crochet and help you create your artwork. You’re also invited to join Linette to apply the crochet artwork to the fence in Spring/Summer 2020. All ages and skill levels welcome. […]

The City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department invites you to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Historic John Chavis Memorial Park.  Join us on Friday, September 27, 2013 for a reception from 5:30-6:15pm honoring John Chavis and the history of John Chavis Memorial Park.  Following the reception, bring your lawn chair and enjoy […]

Please join the Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department in celebration of the 76th anniversary of the Historic Carousel at John Chavis Memorial Park. The carousel was originally dedicated and opened on July 4, 1937. On July 4th from 10 am – 9pm all visitors will be able to ride the carousel at no charge in […]

For years, the carousel at Chavis Park has been the city’s other historic carousel, the one relatively few people have seen. While people stood in line to ride the painted wooden animals at Pullen Park, even before the new carousel house opened there in 2011, less than two miles away, the Chavis carousel was never […]

Hundreds of early voters were on hand Friday to hear Grammy-award winning artist Alicia Keys appeal to voters for their support for President Obama. Click here for pictures

SERA, Inc. presents The 3rd Annual Dancing N’ The Park fitness celebration to reduce obesity & cardio-vascular disease. Dancing N’ The Park, is every Monday night from 6p.m. til 7 p.m. until August 27th at Chavis Park located at 505 Martin Luther King Blvd in Raleigh. Come out and loose those unwanted pounds, gain muscle tone […]