520 Ashe Ave
Raleigh, NC 27606
The first public park in North Carolina
Richard Stanhope Pullen founded History Pullen Park on March 22, 1887. Once farmland, Mr. Pullen donated the land as a gift to the City of Raleigh to be used as parkland. He characterized it as on old cow pasture, red and rocky. He intended this land to be used for the recreation use and pleasure of the inhabitants and the visitors to the City of Raleigh. Through his visions, Pullen Park became the first public park in North Carolina.
Pullen Park is free to enter. They have many amusements great for all ages! There is a wonderful playground, paddle boats, train, kiddie boat rides and an indoor carousel. Each ride is only $1. In addition, there are tennis courts and an indoor olympic sized pool that is open year round.