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 the 2016 Spring Activities Flyer- 2016



AGES:  (6-10)  (11-12)   (13-15)   (16 & over)

WHEN:  Saturday, Feb. 6th AND Saturday, Feb. 13th

TIME:  10:00AM - 2:00PM





*** You can also register Feb. 8th -18th from 9am-4pm at the Recreation Administrative Office (upstairs @ Woodmen Community Center) AND from 6:30pm-8:00pm @ Southwood Gym.

For more information call 939-3332.


   Freedom Classic Player Experience Camp


A one hour instructional baseball camp at Grainger Stadium featuring the Naval Academy and Air Force Academy baseball teams.

When: Saturday, Feb. 27th at 10am (Checkin at 9:15am)

Where: Grainger Stadium- Kinston, NC

Cost: $10 per child

Includes: One hour instructional camp, camp t-shirt and one admission ticket to a Freedom Classic game.

To register, please call Scott Alston at 252-939-3336.

The 2016 Freedom Classic Baseball Series

February 26-28, 2016 at Historic Grainger Stadium

Visit for more information!






Spring Soccer Registration held at Barnet Park is going on now! 

To register, please print off this registration form and return it, along with the $30 fee, to the Kinston-Lenoir County Parks & Recreation Department (located upstairs in the Woodmen Community Center). The registration deadline is February 5th. If you have any questions, please call Scott Alston at 252.939.3336 or 252.939.3332.


Register now for Challenger Sports' British Soccer Camp held at Barnet Park.  Date:  6/27/2016- 7/1/2016

Register at



Interested in becoming a Lifeguard at the Woodmen Community Center or with Kinston Parks & Recreation? A Lifeguard Training Session will be offered in January and February. Please see the class schedules below for more information on dates and times.

January class schedule

February class schedule


It's Here!!!!  Click here to check it out!



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

OPERATING HOURS: (Currently closed for the winter) 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.