Park Planning & Projects


Park development and renovation within the City of Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department is guided in part by the City of Rocky Mount Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan which was approved by City Council in December 2015.

In addition to numerous stake holder meetings, citywide meetings, and Ward meetings, the report utilized a statically valid survey to gauge needs.

Holly Street Park

With assistance from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the City of Rocky Mount is renovating Holly Street Park. Renovations include:

  • Picnic shelter

  • Basketball court

  • Shade structures

  • Multi-use fields

  • Walking trails

  • Horseshoe pitch

  • Overlook deck

  • Public art

  • Tot lot

Renovations are currently underway. Holly Street Park expected to re-open in winter 2020.

Download Plans (1.5MB PDF)

Sunset Park Boat Ramp Renovations

With assistance from the Golden LEAF fund and the NC Wildlife Commission, the City of Rocky Mount is completely renovating Sunset Park boat ramp. Renovations include:

  • Elimination of vertical walls to be replaced by rip rap shoulders

  • Improved/new ramp pad

  • Handicap parking

  • Enhanced signage

The ramp will close for renovation in September 2019 and re-open in approximately 90-120 days depending upon weather.

Download Sunset Park Boat Ramp Draft

Battle Park Master Plan

Battle Park joined the City of Rocky Mount parks system in December 1976, over the past four decades it has well-served the citizens of Rocky Mount and the surrounding area. The City recognizes there are many citizens, groups and stakeholders that greatly enjoy and value Battle Park. The City also recognizes after decades of heavy use, the park needs renovation. To guide this renovation, the City is in the process of developing a Site-Specific Master Plan for Battle Park that will engage the citizens, groups and stakeholders. Currently the City is in the process of selecting a firm to develop the plan. Public meetings for the Master Plan should commence in late 2019/early 2020.