In addition to the Duke Homestead itself, the neighborhood enjoys close proximity to several city parks, namely Whippoorwill Park, Rock Quarry Park and Northgate Park.
All allow dogs on leashes and all have ball fields, playgrounds and picnic shelters. Rock Quarry Park stands next to the Museum of Life and Science, convenient for families who want to make a day of it. Northgate Park provides a dog park area as well.
Just 6 miles to the north of Durham, the Eno River Association maintains West Point on the Eno Park, over 400 acres of parkland along 2 miles of the scenic Eno River. Here, visitors can hike the trails, play on the natural playground, canoe or kayak the river itself, or explore one of the three historic buildings on the site. The West Point Mill, fully restored, grinds meal and flour for sale in the Mill Store. The park mounts programs to educate visitors about the history and ecology of the area. Each year, the Eno River Association celebrates the publication of their calendar with JamborEno, a party open to the public.