Have your family reunion, birthday party, class reunion, meeting, or company picnic in one of Kinston's beautiful parks. Whether your group is large or small, we have the perfect facility for you at an affordable cost. We also have a spray ground, a full-service campground, gymnasiums, swimming pools, and tennis courts available for rent.

Birthday Parties

For a unique child's birthday experience we have 2 fun filled birthday themes that are held at the Neuseway Health and Science Museum & Planetarium. Please call 252-939-3302, Tuesday - Saturday, to schedule your party.


The Recreation Department maintains policies and rental fees for buildings, picnic shelters, gyms, ball fields, tennis courts, pools and a spray ground. Some requests may require approval from the Recreation Commission. All reservations must be done in person and paid for at the time of reserving. For more information or to inquire about availability, please call the Administrative Office at 252-939-3332, Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. We are located at 2602 W Vernon Ave. Kinston, NC 28504, upstairs at the Kinston Community Center.

Rules & Regulations

  • Reservation times include set up and clean up times.
  • Recreation sponsored activities have precedence over all other activities.
  • Facilities may not be used for any profit-making enterprise.
  • There is a 10 p.m. curfew for all parks and facilities unless special permission is granted by the Director of Parks and Recreation.
  • Alcoholic beverages, drugs, weapons, and tobacco products are not permitted in/on recreation department buildings or grounds.