R. S. Dunham Park

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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.


Please see the table below for the current status of park facilities.

Tennis Courts Open - First Come, First Served. Check scheduled activities status
Basketball Court Open - First come, First Served
Picnic Shelter Open - First Come, First Served
Playground Open
Restrooms Open



  • 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.