Parks & Recreation
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.
The City of Rocky Mount understands our parks system fits within a larger network of parks that serve our citizens and visitors. In North Carolina, this is detailed in the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan.
Holly Street Park
With assistance from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the City of Rocky Mount completed renovation of Holly Street Park. Renovations include: Picnic shelter, Basketball court, Shade structures, Multi-use fields, Walking trails, Horseshoe pitch, Overlook deck, Public art, and Tot lot.
Renovations are complete. Holly Street Park is open for public use.
Sunset Park Boat Ramp Renovations
With assistance from the Golden LEAF fund and the NC Wildlife Commission, the City of Rocky Mount renovated the Sunset Park boat ramp. Renovations include:
- Elimination of vertical walls, replaced by rip rap shoulders
- Improved/new ramp pad
- Handicap parking
- Enhanced signage
Renovations are complete. The ramp is now open for public use.
Battle Park Master Plan
Based upon public input from the 2015 Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan and the 2013 Parks and Rec Needs Assessment Survey, the City conducted a thorough planning process for the Renovation of Battle Park. The adopted plan was developed by engaging citizens, groups and stakeholders that enjoy and value Battle Park.
Download Battle Park Master Plan (17Mb PDF)
The Renovation of Battle Park is currently in progress. Due to our community’s involvement in, and City’s commitment to the public planning process, the project received funding from:
- NCDEQ Water Resources Development Grant
- NCDNCR Parks and Recreation Trust Fund
- NCDNCR Recreational Trails Program
- NPS Land and Water Conservation Fund