Kinston/Lenoir County Parks & Recreation Department

2602 W. Vernon Avenue

Kinston, NC  28504

Upstairs - Woodmen Community Center

252.939.3332       Monday-Friday



Parks & Facilities

Woodmen Community Center

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


Click HERE to print out soccer registration form.



The Official Site of The Down East Wood Ducks Homepage.....

Down East Wood Ducks Local Office Number:  252-686-5172

Please visit the Down East Wood Ducks web site above for the latest information, including the 2017 schedule, ticket info, merchandise and more!  

***For information on box seats, reserved seating or general admission pricing, please call Janell Bullock at 252-686-5172.***



The Neuseway Nature Park (Nature Center, Planetarium, Exchange Meeting Room, Campground, playground equipment and train) experienced major flooding during Hurricane Matthew. 

The Nature Center and Planetarium are currently closed until further notice.

The campground is now open to all campers.  Restrooms are also working in the Exchange Meeting room.

The playground is also open.  Please call 252-939-3332 to reserve the meeting room.

Volunteers and staff have pressure washed, cleaned, disinfected and spread new mulch around the playground area.  We are also working very hard to reconstruct the Nature Center, the Planetarium and the train.

We know the Neuseway Nature Park is going to be better than ever when we re-open and look forward to seeing everyone soon!

For updated information, please contact our main office at 252-939-3332. 



Interested in joining our swim team? 

Click here 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)

NORMAL OPERATING HOURS:  (Weather Permitting)

Monday-Friday:  9:00am-5:30pm 

Saturday:  9:00am-5:30pm

Sunday: 12:30am-5:30pm

(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.