R. S. Dunham Park

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In support of Wake County’s announcement of restrictions designed to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Town of Cary has closed playgrounds effective Monday, March 23 at 8 a.m. until further notice. Greenways, parks, and restrooms within parks will remain open at this time. Per Governor Cooper's Executive Order 147, masks are now required in all public spaces where social distancing is not possible at all times. Learn more.

519 Walnut St

DunhamPlaygroundWhether enjoying a competitive game of tennis, or watching the kids slide, whirl, and dig, Dunham Park is fun for everyone. Come have a picnic, play a game of basketball, and let your inner kid out.

“Dad” Park, as it is often called, is named after a former teacher, R.S. Dunham, who taught at Cary High School for 40 years.


  • Five tennis courts (lighted)
  • Two basketball slabs
  • Playground
  • Picnic tables
  • Restrooms


Google Maps directions to R.S. Dunham Park.

Park Hours

Sunrise to Sunset. In lighted areas where visitors are participating in an approved extended use activity, hours are extended until 30 minutes after the completion of the activity or 10 p.m.

Tennis Questions

For all tennis related inquiries, please contact the Cary Tennis Park at (919) 462-2061.