Harper Park

The Harper Park playground will remain closed due to construction work that will be happening soon for storm water and erosion control at the park. 

tennis courts        Harper Park Playground

Named in honor of Knightdale’s longest serving mayor, Eugene Harper, Harper Park is a great place to let the kids get outside and play.

This four-acre neighborhood park features the Knightdale Police substation, a children’s playground, restrooms, four tennis courts, two pickleball courts, covered and uncovered picnic shelters, and more than two acres of shaded woods and lawns perfect for a relaxing afternoon. 

Tennis and Pickleball Courts

To comply with Governor Cooper's Phase Two, beginning Monday, May 11th, the Tennis and Pickleball courts will follow the guidelines below:

  • Operating hours are 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Tennis Court and Pickleball Court Light Timer will be set to turn off at  8:00 PM
  • Restrooms will be open from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Please practice social distancing

207 Main St. Knightdale NC, 27545


The courts are open to the public sunrise to 10:00 p.m. Court restrooms and vending machines will be accessible 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Indicator Light at Tennis Court Image


Lights are accessible every night at 5:00 p.m. Push the large button on the indicator poll to turn on the court lights. A warning light at the top of the indicator poll will come on when lights are programming off. The warning light will give you time to reset the button. Lights will not be available after 10:00 p.m.


The tennis and pickleball courts are ran on a first-come first-serve basis. The tennis courts are only reserved for Town of Knightdale athletic and youth programs. Please check the calendar for availability. 

Rules Overview
  • Tennis shoes only, no other shoes allowed.
  • No skateboards, bikes, or skates allowed.
  • No food or glass containers allowed on the courts.
  • No animals allowed on the courts.
  • No motorized or non-motorized vehicles allowed.
  • If others are waiting please limit play to (1) game to 11 points or 30 minutes whichever comes first. If more than eight players are in attendance a rotation system should be established to maximize play. 
  • If there is an emergency call 911.
  • Non-emergency police assistance 919-217-2261.
  • Parks and Recreation office 919-217-2232 (Monday-Friday 8am-5pm).

Please click the link to be directed to the USAPA Pickleball website for basic rules. 


Parking is available at the main entrance adjacent to the playground on Main Street or beside the tennis courts along Fourth Avenue.