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......


Our Administrative office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 26th and 27th for the Thanksgiving holiday.



Interested in becoming a Lifeguard at the Woodmen Community Center or with Kinston Parks & Recreation? A Lifeguard Training Session will be offered in December. Click here for more information on class dates, times and fees.

Click here to see the city and county basketball flyer!



Coming Soon!!!!  Click here to check it out!



Click here to see our Fall Activities Flyer!



Fall Junior Tennis Clinics (Ages 5-18)

Registration:  Monday-Thursday, September 1st-September 25th at the Recreation Administrative Office (upstairs in the Woodmen Community Center) Monday-Friday; 8:30am-5:30pm.

Dates:  October 5th - November 19th

Ages 5-7:  Mondays and Thursdays from 5:30pm-6:15pm

Ages 8-12:  Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00pm-7:00pm

Ages 13-18:  Thursdays only from 7:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Fairfield Park Tennis Courts

Fee:  $25/participant

Contact:  Scott Alston @ 252-939-3336 or email at

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


ALL ABOARD!!!  Take a fun ride around the park on the "Big Daddy's Express", located at the Neuseway Nature Park.

OPERATING HOURS: (weather permitting) 

Monday (Closed)    Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm

Sunday:  1:00pm-5:00pm 

Admission: $1.00/person.   For groups, birthday parties or special events, please contact the planetarium at 252-939-3302.


Pepsi Sprayground (now closed for the season)                              

(Admission is $1.00/person)

The sprayground is open Memorial Day through Labor Day (weather permitting).  Private birthday parties are offered nightly from 6pm-8pm. The cost is $75.00. Please call 939-3332 for more information.

                                                  Pepsi Sprayground   


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 provided throughout the year including golf, tennis, basketball, softball, bridge, fitness classes, and dodgeball.   A Senior Olympics program is also active in the Spring and Fall. Call us at 252-939-3332 and get involved in the fun!

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