MyRaleigh

Optimist Park

Last updated Feb. 19, 2014 - 3:33 pm
Park Sign
  • Year 1973
  • Acres 30.7
  • Landmarks Located behind Sanderson High School in the Northclift Subdivision
  • Trail connects out to Shelley Lake Greenway Trail

Community CenterRecreation Center

Center Programs

Center Programs

  • Variety of classes and programs for all ages including youth athletics (baseball, basketball and volleyball), camps, afterschool program, pre-school sports and art classes, badminton, pickle ball, and group fitness.

Gymnasium
Gymnasium
 
Classroom
Classroom
 
Warming Kitchen
Warming Kitchen
 

Center Facilities

  • Air conditioned Gymnasium - 69' x 96', Capacity: 300, $60/hour
  • Classroom - 42' x 19', Capacity: 45, $35/hour
  • Warming Kitchen - 14' x 18', $20/hour (optional rental with classroom)

PoolAquatic Center or Pool

  • 919-870-2882
  • Director Jimmie Overton | Assistant Director Ted Barnett
Pool

Nature Amphitheater


Nature Amphitheater
  • First come, first serve basis
  • Capacity: 25
  • No electricity
  • Located behind the community center, near the walking paths

Courts (1)Tennis Court

Courts are typically available on a first come, first serve basis. View list of courts and fees
Tennis Courts

Tennis Courts

  • 8 courts
  • Push Button Lighting from Dusk to 10pm (year round)
  • Has backboards

Fields (3)Baseball or Softball Field

All field rentals are handled though our Athletics Division. To find out more, please email or call 919-996-6836. View list of fields
Youth Baseball Field #1

Youth Baseball Field #1

  • Distance: 183ft
  • Lighting: Yes

Youth Baseball Field #2

Youth Baseball Field #2

  • Distance: 292ft
  • Lighting: Yes

Older Youth & Adult Field #3

Older Youth & Adult Field #3

  • Lighting: Yes

PlaygroundsPlayground

View list of playgrounds
Playground
Playground
 
Play structure
Play structure
 
Swings
Swings
 
Spring car
Spring car
 

Ages 5-12

  • Sand surface

Was this page helpful?

MarketWatch named Raleigh

Top 10 Most Prosperous for Businesses

View our accolades >>