Services: Recreation Services
Chris Allen, Recreation Services Supervisor, 252-972-1170
Chris Koufopoulos, Recreation Program Coordinator, 252-972-1135
The City of Rocky Mount is now offering after school locations at the Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences. Daily, children will receive a nutritious snack to begin the program while transitioning into completion homework. At our school programs, completing homework is a very important aspect of the after school program. Children will work with staff in a small intimate setting to reinforce lessons taught at school. Also, children will participate in recreation program such as arts & crafts, STEAM activities, and sports.
Our staff are very dedicated in providing a quality service to all that attend. Our staff goes through a rigorous application process to become part of the after-school process. This process includes a thorough interview assessment, back-ground checks, and drug-testing.
Our program follows the Nash-Rocky Mount School calendar. Our program is open on the required teacher work-days. We will operate on these days on a modified schedule of 7:30am – 5:30pm at the Imperial Centre & Booker T. Washington Community Center. Our sites are open except in the cases of City of Rocky Mount holidays or inclement weather.
After-School Program Application
*Transportation provided for: Fairview, DS Johnson, RM Prep, Edwards, Parker, OLPH, Baskerville, Benvenue, and Englewood
Imperial Centre: 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- After School Program City Resident: $80.00 per month/per child
- After School Program Non-Resident: $120.00 per month/per child
- Transportation: $50.00 per month/per child
- August 23, 2021 – May 31, 2022; Monday – Friday
- Closed on City of Rocky Mount Holidays & for inclement weather
The City of Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department is committed to serving Rocky Mount residents and visitor’s regardless of ability. In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, our department is committed to ensure accessible programs and services.
Special Populations is dedicated to provide recreational opportunities for developmentally challenged individuals from age three to senior adult. Special Populations is divided into three sub-sets: Therapeutic Recreation, Community Outreach, and Inclusion.
Therapeutic Recreation consist of Special Olympics. Nash County Special Olympics offers training and competition at the local, state, and national levels. Competitive programs offered are:
In May of 1970, the “Flame of Hope” was lit at the first North Carolina Special Olympics State Games. This Olympic tradition, and the courageous success of these Special Olympic athletes, marked the beginnings of a new and exciting movement in North Carolina, including the Rocky Mount/Nash Special Olympics Program.
Current Special Olympic Committee Members are: Chris Koufopoulos (Coordinator), Shirley Freeman, Mark Davis, Harriet Brown, Gloria Collins, Chris Silver, Cynthia Vierheller, Irene Brown.
The Rocky Mount/Nash Special Olympic Program has multiple credentials of its own. These include:
1st local program in the State of NC to represent the State twice in the prestigious Penn Relays.
1st local program in the State to travel internationally to represent the US in the Althea Gibson Jamaican Relays in Kingston, Jamaica.
1st program in NC to participate in the 1992 Olympic Trials in New Orleans, LA to compete on a national level.
Recipient of the U.S. Air/North Carolina Special Olympics Commitment of Excellence Award in Athletics.
Selection to represent the State at the 1995 World Games in Connecticut.
Community Outreach offers programs and services for individuals with developmental/intellectual impairments. Programs offered are:
Dances: Halloween Party, Winter Dance, Valentines Dance, and Prom
Inclusion within the Parks and Recreation Department means that individuals with disabilities are welcome to participate in the same recreation programs/services as their peers without disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are provided to enable an individual’s successful participation in a program. Examples of reasonable accommodations include:
Ongoing training for support staff.
Enhance staff/participant ratio (two weeks notice).
Adaptive equipment and/or supplies.
Accessible transportation provided as part of program/services (two weeks’ notice).
What is not a reasonable accommodation:
Separate areas or alternate activities for a significant portion of program.
Exception to minimum program guidelines.
Individualized Therapy within a program.
Purchasing customized devices.
If you are seeking a fun filled summer program for your child/children ages 5-12, the City of Rocky Mount Parks & Recreation Summer Day Camp is for you. You will find that our camps offer skills in arts and crafts, outdoor sports, swimming, skating, field trips to amusement parks and overnight camping, and a variety of other fun activities. Your child/children will make new friends, learn new games and visit interesting locations that are both educational and fun. Lunch and a snack are provided daily in our camps.