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......

Our Administrative Office and centers (Fairfield, Holloway, Martin C. Freeman & Lovit Hines) will be closed on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th for Thanksgiving. 

**Mock Athletic Facility will be open on Friday, November 25th***

We hope everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday!






The Official Site of The Down East Wood Ducks Homepage

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


Coming Soon!!!  Have you ever tried Pickleball?  Do you want to learn?  Come check it out and see what all the hype is about!

When:   Starting the week of December 5th

Where:  Woodmen Community Center

Ages:    16 years and up

Fee:      "Free" to Woodmen Community Center members

              $8.00/game for non-members.



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 and the campground is open to self contained campers only.  The playground is open. 

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, clean up the campground and get the train back up and running. 

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. 

Check out our new exciting Social Club for adults ages 50 and over!!!  We Need You and Your Ideas!

Contact Melissa McCoy at 252.939.3347 for more information!

If dancing is your thing and you're 50 and over....this is the club for you!  A live band every Tuesday evening located at the Galaxy of Sports Skating Center.  Call us for more information!


Click here to read the latest in Kinston's return to baseball!

***For information on box seats, reserved seating or general admission pricing, please call Janell Bullock at 252-799-8740.***


STOP BY THE RECREATION DEPARTMENT (upstairs inside the Woodmen Community Center) and get yours today! 

Click here for the Fall Activities Flyer



Interested in joining our swim team? 

Click here for more information!


Click here for information on the Kinston Ultimate Frisbee League



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.