Parties for the Park is a series of parties to support 

the work of Durham Central Park.

This fall, our incredible hosts are planning unique and wonderful parties! All of the funds raised through these parties help make Durham Central Park more beautiful, welcoming and fun. Check out the parties, buy a ticket and raise a glass with friends to celebrate and support Durham Central Park!

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The Parties

Beer 101!

October 23
5:30pm

Join us for a fun and engaging evening learning about and tasting beer from one of Durham’s premier breweries. This will be a fun, casual class where Chris will walk us through 4 beers and give us some insightful information about the styles of beer we’re drinking, the fascinating histories tied to them, and give us other pro-tips and bits of knowledge for enjoying a great craft beer. 

You’ll also take home a souvenir and support Durham Central Park as part of your ticket price!

$50, $25

Party Above/Fire Below!

November 5
6:00

The park views from the sixth floor terrace of Foster on the Park are fabulous at any time – but what about at sunset – and on the evening of the Liberty Arts Iron Pour?

The Hickoks, friends of the park and residents of the building, invite you to a festive evening with a bird’s eye view. The party will be in the community room on the top floor with an open air terrace facing the Durham Central Park pavilion. For those who are curious to see the inside of one of Durham’s many new apartment buildings, the party will spill over into the host’s private unit.

Heavy hor d’oeuvres will be procured from neighborhood restaurants. Refreshments will include beer, wine and soft drinks.

$50

Plum Pulls Out All the Stops!

November 14
5:30pm

Plum Pulls out all the Stops! A Celebratory Dining Experience to Benefit the Park

Hosts: Plum Restaurant

Lisa Callahan, owner, with chef Trent Shank

Celebrate the fall harvest!  Celebrate Plum’s second year in business!  Celebrate the Durham Central Park community!  The team at Plum Restaurant is creating a dining experience featuring the bounty of the Durham Farmers’ Market with all proceeds going to the park.

Details are yet to come, but Chef Trent is envisioning bubbly, house-crafted cocktails, a five course meal thoughtfully paired with three to four wines, and a splash of sweet to close the evening.

$250

More Parties To Be Announced!

December 31

We are still finalizing the details on a few more parties, so keep checking back for more party announcements. In the meantime, check out these fantastic parties!

The funds raised through Parties for the Park make up about 1/3 of DCP Inc.’s annual operating budget. The money pays for DCP staff, maintenance and improvements of park structures, free programming and special projects. Your support of the park helps to enhance and preserve this wonderful urban greenspace for everyone to enjoy!

Thank you so much for your support!

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All party proceeds support Durham Central Park. More parties will be announced soon!

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