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......

The Parks & Recreation Administrative Offices will be closed on Monday, September 1st in observance of Labor Day. 



Fall is quickly approaching! Are you ready for football, soccer or cheeleading? Check out the programs we will be offering for the Fall here! 


The Pepsi Sprayground (Fairfield Park) will be open through Monday, September 1st (normal hours). 

The Lions Water Adventure will be open Saturday, August 30, 11:30-5:30/ Sunday, August 31, 12:30-5:30 and Monday, September 1st, 11:30-5:30.   Come enjoy the last splash of summer! 

Pepsi Sprayground: (will be closing for the season at 5:30 pm Monday, September 1st).

Operating Hours:

Friday, August 29th:         9:00am-5:30pm

Saturday, August 30th:    9:00am-5:30pm

Sunday, August 31st:       1:00pm-5:30pm

Monday, September 1st:  9:00 am-5:30 pm

Lions Water Adventure: (will be closing for the season at 5:30 pm on Monday, September 1st). 

Operating Hours:

Saturday, August 30th:   11:30-5:30

Sunday, August 31st:      12:30-5:30

Monday, September 1st:  11:30-5:30

(Please visit the Lions Water Adventure website for admission prices, party packages and rentals or call 252.939.1330).

Emma Webb Pool:  (Now closed for the season).

Holloway Pool:      (Now closed for the season).


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

Operating Hours:(weather permitting)

Tuesday-Friday: 1pm-5pm; Saturday: 9:30am-5:00pm; Sunday:  1pm-5pm. Admission: $1.00/person.

(Closed on Mondays).

Do you love to dance? Do you enjoy working out? We have the program just for you- Zumba!! Zumba is the Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning, dance-fitness-party. Not a dancer?  We also offer yoga, kick boxing, aerobics, spinning and other fitness classes at the Woodmen Community Center.  Stop by the "member services desk" to pick up the latest schedule for classes. Not a member?  Day passes are sold for a small fee.  For more details or information, please contact the Woodmen Community Center's Member Services Desk at 252- 939-1330.

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.