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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 a softball field and 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 confines of the park. The park has a greenway, a boat landing, 3 picnic shelters, and overlook, playground equipment, 4 parking lots, 2 islands, and a gazebo. The gazebo can be reserved for weddings.

    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 S. 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, a basketball court and playground equipment.

    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 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 two tennis courts, picnic shelter, 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, basketball court, 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, 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 Street

    431 Branch Street. This 1 acre site, located on Marigold Street, has playground equipment.

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

    Senior Center

    427 S Church Street. This facility is located next to the train station in downtown Rocky Mount. The center is open M-Th 8 am - 7 pm, Fri 8 am - 5 pm. It houses a gym, kitchen, game room, 2 exercise rooms, arts and crafts room, TV room, and meeting rooms.

    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, 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.

    Sports Complex

    600 Independence Drive. This complex officially opened in March of 2007 has 6 youth baseball fields, 4 softball fields, 1 large baseball field and 2 concession areas with bathrooms, umpire lounges, electronic scoreboards, two outdoor basketball courts, horseshoe pits, and a walking trail.

    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 Tar River is the city's main park. It features a mini train, merry-go-round, concession stands, 2 lighted basketball courts, a boat ramp, 4 picnic shelters (with numerous other picnic sites), a little league field, 8 lighted tennis courts, a sprayground, and a tennis backboard.

    Early Season
    Memorial Day weekend - Friday after the last day of Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools 
    Saturday & Sunday: 1pm until dark

    Summer Season
    Saturday after the last day of NRMPS - First day of NRMPS 
    Monday-Sunday: 1pm until dark

    Late Season
    First day of NRMPS - Labor Day weekend 
    Saturday & Sunday: 1pm until dark

    Party Packs are available Monday-Saturday mornings, 9am-1pm. Call 972-1151 for information.

    Sprayground hours may be affected by water restrictions.

    An extension to Sunset Park can be found at 1422 River Drive. This 13.4 acre site is located on River Drive beside the Tar River. It has lowlands and a few unimproved trails.

    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 canoe and kayak access locations that connect over 20 miles of the Tar River and Stony Creek.

    Tar River Reservoir

    The City of Rocky Mount operates boat ramps on the Tar River Reservoir at "Bend of the River" and Sapony Creek, picnic tables are also available at "Bend of the River". The Reservoir Warden's phone number is 252-442-6933.

    Tar River Trail

    The Tar River Trail is a 7 mile long walking/biking trail near the center of Rocky Mount. The trail follows the southern bank of the Tar River from City Lake on the west to Martin Luther King, Jr. Park on the east. In between, the trail passes through several city landmarks, including Sunset Park and Battle Park.

    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