Parks and Recreation

The mission of the Roanoke Rapids Parks and Recreation Department is to serve the community by providing a well-rounded program of activities for all ages and by providing safe, attractive, and clean park and recreation facilities.

Contact: John Simeon, Director of Parks & Recreation

Phone: (252) 533-2847

Fax: (252) 533-2853

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Below are the annual special events through the Parks & Recreation Department:

Easter Egg Hunt:

The Roanoke Rapids Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting FREE Easter Egg Hunts on Saturday, April 13, 2019 for ages infant - 12 years old only.  Hunt will begin at TJ Davis Recreation Center at 9 a.m. sharp. Bring an Easter Basket to gather the eggs.  Games & Prizes to follow the hunt!


Lighting of the City Christmas Tree

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Christmas Parade

Sunday, December 8, 2019

2:00 p.m.


Interested in playing some volleyball? Join our TJ Davis Volleyball Club on facebook! This group is designed for anyone in Roanoke Rapids or the surrounding area age 16 and up.  It also serves as a way for members to connect and coordinate matches and free play with others in the community. We will have the nets set up for free play every Tuesday evening at 7 at TJ Davis.!/TJDVolleyballClub

Click below to see the youth basketball schedules.  All games will be held at the TJ Davis Recreation Center, 400 East 6th Street.

TJ Davis Hours of Operation (2)

Monday - Thursday
8:30am-7pm: Open Gym

8:30am-5pm: Open Gym

Saturday: 1pm-5pm
Open Gym

Jo Story Senior Center

The Aquatic Center

Parks & Recreation