Kinston/Lenoir County Parks & Recreation Department

Parks & Facilities

Parks & Recreation Facilities

Barnet Park

Barnet ParkFeatures one regulation soccer field, one Pee Wee soccer field, two lighted combination soccer/softball fields, one lighted T-Ball field, one picnic shelter, a nature trail, playground area, an 18-hole disc golf course, and a concession building with bathrooms.

3613 Sand Clay Road, Kinston • (252) 939-3480

Bill Fay Park

Features three lighted ballfields, one lighted T-ball field, a 18-hole par-3 golf course, six lighted tennis courts, two picnic shelters, a nature trail, a playground area, and a concession building with bathrooms.


Day in the Park 2008

Golf Shop: 1007 Phillips Road, Kinston • (252) 939-3356
Tennis Courts: 1003 Phillips Road, Kinston • (252) 939-3355


Emma Webb Pool & Gymnastics Center

Emma Webb Gymnastics CenterA community center used primarily for gymnastics. This facility supports an active gymnastics program. The park also provides a picnic shelter, softball field and a playground.

Emma Webb Park also features Kinston’s largest public swimming pool. The pool is open throughout the summer. A small fee is charged.

Public Swimming: Mon-Friday from 2:00-5:00; Saturday: 1:00-5:00; Sunday: 1:00-5:00

Pool: 101 Highland Avenue, Kinston • (252) 939-3361
Gymnastics: 1316 McAdoo Street, Kinston • (252) 939-3360

Fairfield Center 

Features a gymnasium, multi-purpose rooms which are often used for family reunions and birthday parties, an aerobics/dance room, a concession building with one picnic shelter, two lighted ball fields, four lighted tennis courts, a beach volleyball court, playground areas that also include a handicapped accessible playground, and a splash pad with an adjacent playground.

800 Greenbriar Road, Kinston • (252) 939-3357


Pepsi SpraygroundPepsi Sprayground

Located at Fairfield Park, the Pepsi Sprayground is open to the public Monday-Sunday.

Normal hours of operation are listed below: 

$1.00 per person is charged. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Groups up to 25 are allowed after 12:00pm.

The Sprayground can be reserved from 6PM-8PM for private parties. Contact the Recreation Department Administrative office at 939-3332 to reserve.

Normal Hours of Operation : (June 13th-September 2nd):

June 13th-September 2nd: Monday-Saturday 9:00am-5:30pm; Sunday 1:00pm-5:30pm.

Call 939-3332 for more information about Fairfield and the Pepsi Sprayground.

Georgia K. Battle Center

Georgia K. Battle CenterSurrounded by 11 acres of land equipped with picnic tables, a playground area, a tennis court, basketball courts and a children’s garden. The center features a large multi-purpose room and kitchen.



Kinston/Lenoir Co. Childrens' GardenKinston/Lenoir County Children's Garden

This garden is sponsored by the N.C. Extension Service and the Lenoir County Master Gardener volunteers. It features raised beds, a composting system and a wide variety of vegetables and flowers, all in a comfortable learning environment for kids.

401 E. Lincoln Street, Kinston • (252) 939-3352

Grainger StadiumGrainger Stadium

The city's municipal stadium hosts local and college baseball teams from around the state.  The stadium has a seating capacity of 4,100 fans.

For more information, please contact Jenny Hatcher at the Kinston/Lenoir County Parks & Recreation Department at 252.939.3338.

            400 Grainger Avenue, Kinston • (252) 527-9111

Harvey Gardens

Located on College Street, contains ornamental plant beds with paved walks and a gazebo often used for weddings.

Holloway Center & Pool

Holloway Center and PoolFeatures a gym, a multi-purpose room, a game room and arts and crafts room. There is also a playground, a tot lot, one picnic shelter, a paved basketball court, three lighted tennis courts, two lighted ballfields, a swimming pool and a weight room.

The pool is open throughout the summer. A small fee is charged.

Public Swimming: Mon-Friday from 2:00-5:00; Saturday: 2:00-5:00; Sunday: 2:00-5:00

Center: 101 Myrtle Avenue, Kinston • (252) 939-3362
Pool: 101 Myrtle Avenue, Kinston • (252) 939-3363

Martin C. Freeman CenterMartin C. Freeman Gymnasium

Features a gym and a gameroom. There is also one lighted ballfield.

This facility is located at the Teacher's Memorial school.

500 Marcella Drive, Kinston • (252) 939-3366

Mock Athletic Skills Facility

Mock Athletic Skills FacilityFeatures an indoor walking track, three indoor batting cages, a full length basketball court, a fitness and weight training area, a game room, a fitness room for children, including fitness training machines just for kids, and a meeting room.

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 8:30pm;
Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm; Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Yearly, daily and corporate memberships available. Call for more information.

314 Park Avenue, Kinston • (252) 939-3232

Moss Hill Ruritan Building

This building, located in the Moss Hill community, is available to rent for meetings, birthday parties, family reunions, etc. Please see our "Rental" section for pricing.

6902 Hwy. 55 W, Seven Springs


Neuseway Nature Park

A beautiful nature-based park located on 55 acres along the Neuse River. The Neuseway Nature Park provides a great mix of recreational, athletic and educational opportunities in a relaxed, natuaral setting, just minutes from Kinston's bustling downtown business disctrict. Enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, biking, picnicking and canoeing. Visit the Neuseway Nature Park web site for more details.

Neuseway Nature Center

Inside the Nature CenterThe Exchange Nature Center is filled with numerous exhibits of plants and animals indigenous to North Carolina, a touch tank, a climbing wall, a large playground and an underground cave.

Adjacent to the center is an Education and Training Center with a full-service kitchen used for meetings, family reunions and birthday parties.

Call (252) 939-3367 for more information or visit

Neuseway Campground

Neuseway CampgroundLocated on the Neuse River behind the Neuseway Nature Center, the campground includes 16 full hook-ups with 50-, 30- and 20-amp services, tent sites, fire rings, a bathhouse with hot showers, picnic tables and a dump station.

The campground is open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Sites are available for a small fee. Call (252) 939-3367 for more information or visit

Neuseway Planetarium, Health & Science Museum

Planetarium, Health and Science MuseumFeatures hands on health and science exhibits including a miniature replica of Lenoir Memorial Hospital, an underground tunnel and a giant replica of a mouth, stomach and intestines where you can crawl and explore.

Planetarium shows are held daily and are formulated to follow the state’s school curriculum guidelines.

Groups need to reserve in advance. Call (252) 939-3302 for more information or visit

Big Daddy’s Express

Big Daddy's ExpressAt the Neuseway Nature Park, this miniature replica of a coal mining train will take children and adults on a fun ride for a small fee. Groups must call in advance.

Operating hours: Closed Monday; Tuesday through Friday 10:00-6:00pm; Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm; Sunday 1:00-5:00pm.

Operating hours for November 1, 2012 until January 1, 2013: Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm and Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm.

Call (252) 939-3367 or (252) 939-3302 for more information.

401 W. Caswell Street, Kinston • (252) 939-3367

Southeast Park

Located on Bright Street, has a playground area, lighted basketball courts and one lighted ballfield.

Tull's Millpond

Located on Tull’s Mill Road in the southern part of Lenoir County is a 185-acre privately owned public pond, perfect for picnicking, fishing and boating. Call 939-3332 for more information.

1594 Old Pink Hill Road, Deep Run • (252) 568-4634

Tiffany West Park

Located on Herritage/Gordon Streets, features two river overlooks, a gazebo and picnic tables.

Outdoor Basketball Courts

Bastketball Court - Morningside DriveThree courts located on Morningside Drive, on University Street and on Bright Street.


County Recreation Sites

The department operates youth athletic programs throughout Lenoir County. Call 252-939-3332 for more information.

Rotary Dog Park

Rotary Dog ParkLocated on Hwy. 55/11 South, just down the road from the Neuseway Nature Center, the Rotary Dog Park features large ponds, fenced in areas and open areas for dog training and exercise.

Kinston/Lenoir County Visitor & Information Center

Visitor and Information Center EntranceThe Visitor & Information Center welcomes visitors to the area and showcases local history. With extensive displays of historic artifacts and a short movie about the area and our Civil War heritage, the Visitor & Information Center should be the first stop for anyone visiting the area. It also offers much for those who have lived in Kinston and Lenoir County for years.

Open Monday - Friday 9-5, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 1-5.
Wi-Fi Wireless internet service available.

101 New Bern Road, Kinston • (252) 522-0004

Woodmen Community Center

Woodmen Community Center

The Woodmen Community Center is now open.  The state of the art community center features an elevated walking track, a fitness center, double gymnasium, banquet rooms, a warming kitchen, senior/teen center, and, coming soon, a water park.

For more information, visit

Open Monday - Friday 5:30am-9:00pm, Saturday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Sunday 12:30pm - 6:00pm.
Wi-Fi Wireless internet service available.