Cary is currently under a Stay-at-Home order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most public-facing and staffed facilities are closed to the public, including Town Hall. All playgrounds are closed but greenways, parks, and park restrooms remain open at this time. Some services have been canceled or are limited. Learn more.

R. S. Dunham Park

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In support of Wake County's restrictions designed to slow the spread of COVID-19, Town of Cary playgrounds are closed until further notice. Greenways, parks, and restrooms within parks remain open at this time. 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.