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Parks

  • EXPLORE A WIDE VARIETY OF PARKS IN ROCKY MOUNT

LIST OF ROCKY MOUNT PARKS

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Aycock Park

1200 Aycock Street. Located at Aycock and Edwards Street on 2.3 acres with playground equipment.

Barbecue Park

Located at 377 Morgan Street.

Battle Park

1308 Falls Road. Rocky Mount's first post office, theatre, and the "rocky mounds" where Rocky Mount got its name are located in the park. The natural resource based recreation park serves as the central hub for the Tar River Trail and Tar River Paddle Trail. The park offers a boat landing, 3 picnic shelters, fishing piers and a gazebo with a view of the Rocky Mount Mills dam. Battle Park is a favorite among local fishermen for the spring run of American and hickory shad as well as striped bass. All federal and state fish and game laws apply.

Battleboro Community Center

Located at 280 West Battleboro Avenue. This building has a medium size meeting space and is ideal for group rentals.

Meeting room with kitchen:

  • City resident/nonprofit: $35.00

  • Non-resident: $52.00

(Minimum of 2 hour rental is required)

Bea Holman Park

1030 Star Street. This 1.5 acre park is located on N. Harris and Star Streets. It has a small shelter, a play field, playground equipment, and a lighted basketball court.

Booker T. Washington Community Center

721 Pennsylvania Avenue. This 4.2 acre site is located on Carolina and Pennsylvania Avenue. The center has a gym, auditorium, meeting rooms, arts and crafts room, game room, TV room, exercise room, kitchen, and playground equipment.

Branch Street Park

1731 Branch Street. This is a small park with playground equipment.

Braswell Park

411 Hickory Street. This 2 Acre Park with a stream in the middle is the city's oldest park. It has azalea beds, a playground, and a band stand.

Buck Leonard Park

929 South Grace Street. This 4.1 acre park is located on Grace and High Streets. It has a picnic shelter, tot lot, playground equipment, Little League baseball field, and a basketball court. The park is named from Rocky Mount's Baseball Hall of Fame Player, Buck Leonard.

Charter Oaks Park

1717 Neville Lane. This 3.5 acre park is located on Neville Lane and Tar River. It has a picnic shelter and a basketball court.

City Lake Park

Lake Drive, off of Sunset Avenue. This 20 acre park located on Sunset Avenue at the Tar River serves as the "mirror" of the City. Fishing and radio controlled boats are permitted. The park includes a walkway, two fishing piers, an island with gazebo, and a lighted fountain. The park is a popular setting for weddings.

Cloverdale Park

1701 Cloverdale Drive. This park of 3.5 acres is located off Farmington Road. It has a picnic shelter, basketball court, baseball backstop, and playground equipment.

Daughtridge Park

1142 Cokey Road. This park has 2.5 acres and borders Cokey Road and Old Wilson Road. It has a softball field and playground equipment.

Denton Street Pool

1434 Denton Street. Features 8-25 yard competitive lanes, zero-depth entry, spray-ground elements, water slides, diving boards, state of the art bath house, including a family dressing area.

Eastern Avenue Park

Located next to Pineview Cemetery. It has a picnic shelter, basketball goals, playground equipment, lighted softball field, and a Little League baseball field.

Englewood Park

300 Old Mill Road. This 18.5 acre park is located on Forest Hill Avenue and Old Mill Road. It has a lighted softball/baseball field, soccer field, Little League baseball field, 2 picnic shelters, playground equipment, ¼ Mile trail, 4 lighted tennis courts, and a lighted basketball court.

Farmington Park

319 Wellington Drive. Adjacent to Winstead Elementary School and located on 32.9 acres, with a little league field with dugouts, lights, batting cages, playground equipment for ages 5-12 and an 18 hole disc golf course.

Grover Lucas Park

551 S. Halifax Road. This park is located off Halifax Road, just off Sunset Ave. The 10.5 acres park includes playground equipment, play field, picnic shelter, 2 lighted Little League baseball fields, a basketball court, and restrooms (formerly Easonburg Park).

Historic Tree Park

962 Bethlehem Road. This 7.4 acre park is located on the north side of Bethlehem Road at the Tar River. It features a walking trail that passes by a number of trees with historic interest.

Holly Street Park

315 Olive Street. This 3.4 acre park is located at Holly and Olive Streets. It has a picnic shelter, fitness equipment, baseball backstop, and playground equipment.

Home Street Park

2281 S. Bailey Street. This 2.7 acre park is located at the end of Home Street. It has a picnic shelter, lighted basketball court, playground equipment, and a small play field.

Hornbeam Park

150 Cunningham Drive. This 10.5 acre park is located on Cunningham Drive and has a lighted softball field, lighted Little League field, tennis courts, restroom facilities, picnic shelter, and playground equipment.

Jack Laughery Park

321 N. Church Street. This park dedicated in November of 2007 is home of the Rocky Mount Veterans Memorial.

Kite Park

431 Branch Street.

Lancaster Park

1509 Barnes Street. This 4.2 acre park has a basketball court, playground equipment, and a baseball backstop.

Marigold Park

900 Redgate Avenue. This 4.1 acre park is located at the eastern end of Marigold Street and on Edgewood Street. It has lots of shade, a picnic shelter, 3 tennis courts, a small play field, and playground equipment.

Martin Luther King Jr. Park

800 East Virginia Street. This 28 acre park is located on Leggett Road and is bounded by Virginia Street to the south. It features the Martin Luther King Memorial, paths, benches, fields for walking or picnicking, playground equipment, swings, and two picnic shelters.

Meadowbrook Park

1742 Bedford Road. This 9.6 acre park is located on Glendale and Lynn Avenue. It has a picnic shelter, playground equipment, a lighted basketball court, 4 lighted tennis courts, and a lighted baseball field.

Oakwood Drive Mini Park

1214 Eastern Avenue. This .3 of an acre park has lots of shade, benches, and playground equipment.

Patterson Drive Park

101 N. Englewood Drive. This 3.6 acre park is located on Patterson Drive and Sunset Avenue. It features a small creek, park benches, and lots of shade.

R.M. Wilson Gym

Athletic Offices at 311 Hill Street. This .5 acre site, located on Hill Street and Arlington Street, houses the Athletic Division offices and features a gymnasium.

South Rocky Mount Community Center and Park

719 Recreation Drive. This facility is located off Highway 97 West on Recreation Drive and Boone Street. The center is open seven days a week and houses a gym, kitchen, game room, 2 exercise rooms, arts and crafts room, TV room, and meeting rooms. The park includes 2 lighted softball fields, volleyball, walking trail, spray play park, horse shoe pits, and a Little League field.

Southside Park

487 Clayton Street. This 6.6 acre park located on Clayton Street, and at the western end of Amos Street. It has a play field, picnic shelter, lighted basketball court, one tennis court, and playground equipment.

Stith-Talbert Park

729 Pennsylvania Avenue. This 28.33 acre park located on Tar River, Spruce and Atlantic Avenue has playground equipment, 3 picnic shelters/grill, lights and electrical outlets, 2 lighted basketball court, concession stand/restrooms, tennis courts, a tennis backboard, a fishing pier, a Little League field, 1 lighted baseball field, and 1 lighted soccer field, concrete entertainment stage with electrical outlets, walking/bike trail.

Sunset Park

1550 River Drive. This 25 acre park located off Sunset Avenue on Taylor Street and River Drive beside the Tar River is the city's main park. It features lighted basketball and tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, boat ramp access to the Tar River, an 18 hole disc golf course, 4 picnic shelters, Little league baseball/softball field, and skate board park. The park also features an amusement center with a historic miniature train and antique carousel, spray play park and concession stand. Hours for the amusement center are:

  • Early Season:
    Open weekends only starting on Memorial weekend. Memorial Monday and Saturdays 1-7PM. Sunday 1-5PM.

  • Summer Season:
    Begins when Nash Rocky Mount School system year ends. Open Monday – Saturdays 1-7PM. Sundays 1-5PM.

  • Late Season:
    Open weekends only beginning on Labor Day weekend. Labor Day and Saturdays 1-7 PM. Sundays 1-5 PM.

Other days and times are available by Party Pack reservation only. For more information, call 972-1151. Note: Spray Play hours may be affected by water restrictions.

Sycamore Street Park

511 Eastern Ave. This .7 acre park is located on both Sycamore Street and Eastern Ave. It has playground equipment.

Tar River Paddle Trail

Explore the waterways of Rocky Mount on the Tar River Paddle Trail. The trail is comprised of ten access locations crossing 55 miles of the Tar River and Stony Creek. Learn more.

Tar River Reservoir

The City of Rocky Mount operates boat ramps on the Tar River Reservoir at Bend of the River road and Old Carriage road on Sapony Creek. Both locations offer bank fishing and there are picnic tables at Bend of the River road. The Reservoir Warden's phone number is 252-442-6933. All federal and state fish and game laws apply.

Tar River Trail

The Tar River Trail is a 7 mile long multi use trail near the center of Rocky Mount. The trail follows the Tar River from City Lake to Martin Luther King, Jr. Park and connects to the Rocky Mount Sports Complex. Along the way, the trail passes through Sunset Park, Battle Park and Stith-Talbert Park. Learn more.

Taylor Park

413 Wildwood Lane. This 4 acre site on Wildwood Avenue has an unimproved trail and small play field.

Thelonious Monk Park

920 S. Washington. This 6 acre site has playground equipment, a picnic shelter, a baseball backstop, and a lighted basketball court (formerly Dunn Street Park).

Three Sisters Park

221 Walter Drive. This 16 acre park located in the community of Battleboro has a multipurpose field, picnic shelter, playground and tot lot, a walking trail and two basketball courts.

Virginia Street Park

1216 E. Virginia Street. This 3.8 acre site on East Virginia Street is undeveloped. It is located next to Parker Junior High School.

Western Avenue Park

209 S. Vyne Street. This 1.5 acre park borders Western Avenue and Vyne Street. It has an open play space, basketball goal, and playground equipment.

Westridge Park

3499 Amherst Road. This 1.7 acre site located at the western end of Amherst Road is undeveloped.

Wildwood Park

1607 Waverly Drive. This 4.6 acre site, located on Waverly Drive and River Drive, has playground equipment.

Shelter Fees

Medium Picnic Shelters:

Half Day Rates (7am – 2pm or 3pm – 11pm)

  • City Residents: $70.00

  • Non-City Residents: $90.00

Full Day Rate (7am – 11pm)

  • City Residents: $150.00

  • Non-city Residents: $225.00

Large Picnic Shelters (Sunset Park A & Sports Complex):

Half Day Rates (7am – 2pm or 3pm – 11pm)

  • City Residents: $90.00

  • Non-city Residents: $135.00

Full Day Rate (7am – 11pm)

  • City Residents: $175.00

  • Non-city Residents: $263.00