Chavis Community Center & Carousel



  • 505 MLK Jr. Blvd

    Raleigh,   NC   27601


The Community was named for the early 19th century free Negro preacher and teacher of the races, John Chavis(1763-1838). The 37-acre park owned by the City of Raleigh and was opened as a recreational spot for Raleigh’s black community during segregation. The original 1937 carousel still exists and the park was dedicated on May 10,1938.

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505 MLK Jr. Blvd
Raleigh NC 27601


Latitude: 35° 46' 29.2794" / Longitude: -78° 38' 0.2394"

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