Parks & Recreation Departments

 

2602 W Vernon Avenue
Kinston, NC 28501

252-939-3332

Link: Parks and Recreation Page

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Alston, Scott Recreation Program Supervisor II 252-939-3336
Bass, Josh Aquatics Center Supervisor (Woodmen CC) 252-526-2704
Cannon, Kelly Facility Director (Woodmen Community Center) 252-939-1330
Moody, Deborah Accounting Coordinator (Woodmen CC) 252-526-2707
Dawson, Bryan County Program Supervisor I 252-939-3339
Grimes, David County Program Supervisor 252-939-3341
Keith, Earl Recreation Center Supervisor I (Woodmen CC) 252-526-2706
Marston, Lucy Kinston/Lenoir County Tourism Director 252-522-0004
McCoy, Melissa Recreation Program Supervisor I 252-939-3347
Parker, Cecelia Administrative Secretary 252-939-3333
Morgan, Melissa Recreation Center Supervisor I 252-939-3362
Neilson, Sara Recreation Program Supervisor I (Planetarium) 252-939-3302
Pate, Thurman Athletic Supervisor 252-939-3340
Vacant, Vacant Recreation Center Supervisor I 252-939-3357
Sutton, Harold Parks Superintendent 252-939-3337
Treble, Galen Recreation Superintendent 252-939-3345
Wicker, Debra Administrative Manager II 252-939-3334

Nature Park Campground and Meeting Center 

252-939-3367


Hours
The campground is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. No reservations.

Rates
Full Hook-up: $15/night
Tent sites: $6/night

Tip
Caswell Street can be found on both sides of the Neuse River. For use in your mapping program, please try "River Bank Road, Kinston, NC".

Meeting Room Reservations
Phone: 252-939-3332


Exchange Nature Center 
Directions

401 W Caswell Street
Kinston, NC 28501

252-939-3367

Link: Big Daddy's Express Page

Hours
Monday
Closed

Tuesday - Saturday
9:30am - 5:00pm

Sunday
1:00pm - 5:00pm

GPS Coordinates

N 33°47.259'
W078°48.258'

Tip
Caswell Street can be found on both sides of the Neuse River. For use in your mapping program, please try "River Bank Road, Kinston, NC".

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Cox, Bobby Recreation Center Supervisor (Nature Center) 252-939-3367
Neilson, Sara Recreation Center Supervisor (Planetarium) 252-939-3302

Ellis Planetarium, Health & Science Museum 
Directions

401 W Caswell Street
Kinston, NC 28501

252-939-3302

Link: Health and Science Museum Page

Admission
Free

Hours

Open all year

Monday
Closed

Tuesday - Saturday
9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday
1 - 5 p.m.

Tip
Caswell Street can be found on both sides of the Neuse River. For use in your mapping program, please try "River Bank Road, Kinston, NC".