Kinston/Lenoir County Parks & Recreation Department

2602 W. Vernon Avenue

Kinston, NC  28504

WOW Community Center

252.939.3332       Monday-Friday



Parks & Facilities

Woodmen Community Center

  What's new in Parks & Recreation......


Click here for information for our summer activities and programs! Download the PDF for Summer Fun!




It's not too late to sign up for girl's softball!  Call Thurman Pate at 939-3340 or stop by the Recreation Department (upstairs Woodmen Community Center) to sign up! 

 ****All games will be played at Barnet Park****.                    




Summer Tennis Clinics!

Date:  May 11 - June 29th (Mondays and Thursdays only).

Time:  5:30 pm-6:15 pm (Ages 5-7)

Time:  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Ages 8-12)

Time:  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Ages 13-18)*Thursday only!

Location:  Bill Fay Park Tennis Courts

Fee:  $40.00 (8 weeks) or $5.00/class

Contact:  Scott Alston @ 252-939-3336.

We also offer tennis lessons for ages 6 and up (beginners-advanced).  Please contact Scott Alston at 939-3336 or

361-5086 for more information!



The Lions Water Adventure will open to the public on Saturday, May 23rd at 11:30 am. Please visit the website at for more information. 

Pepsi Sprayground (Fairfield Park) will open to the public on Saturday, May 23rd at 9:00 am

(Admission is $1.00/person)

Private birthday parties are offered nightly from 6pm-8pm for $75.00. Please call 939-3332 for more information.


                        Pepsi Sprayground



Emma Webb Pool:Opens to the public on June 10th at 2:00Holloway Pool:  Opens to the public on June 15th at 2:00

All Aboard!!!  Take a ride on the "Big Daddy's Express", located at the Neuseway Nature Park.

Operating Hours:  The train will be operating weekends only through May 15th.  After May 15th the train will operate Tuesday-Sunday during normal business hours (weather permitting). 


Monday (Closed)

Tuesday-Saturday:  9:30-5:00

Sunday:  1:00-5:00 

Admission: $1.00/person.

For groups and special events, please contact the planetarium at 939-3302.

Kinston/Lenoir CountyParks & Recreation Department

The Kinston/Lenoir County Parks & Recreation Department operates 11 parks providing organized programs for adults and children, such as: arts and crafts, dance classes, golf, tennis, summer day camps, baseball, softball, volleyball, dodgeball, basketball, football, soccer, kickball and swimming. Two public outdoor pools are available, one at Emma Webb Park and one at Holloway Recreation Center.  The Woodmen Community Center has a state of the art indoor/outdoor pool (heated bubble in the winter) that is included with a Woodmen Community Center membership.  Adult activities are scheduled thoughout the year including golf, tennis, basketball, softball, bridge, aerobics, dodgeball, line dancing and senior outings. A Senior Olympics program is also active in the Spring and Fall. Call us and get involved in the fun!

All Kinston/Lenoir County Parks & Recreation facilities are alcohol and tobacco-free.