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The picnic shelters at Chockoyotte park, Emry park, and Rochelle park are available for reservation. To reserve a picnic shelter, come to the TJ Davis Recreation Center to fill out an application and pay the fee. The fee is $20 for Roanoke Rapids city residents  and $40 for non-residents. Please note that the reservation is for the picnic shelter only, the rest of the park will be open to the public. Call 252-533-2847 ext. 3 for more information.

All Roanoke Rapids City Parks are NON-SMOKING. Failure to comply could result in a suspension from competing in our leagues and/or suspension from all Parks and Recreation facilities.

Ordinance 91.12 Animals Prohibited at Festivals, Parades and Events

Simply put, it is unlawful to have animals at parades, festivals, demonstrations on public property or rights-of-way, summer concert series and all sporting events, recreational and cultural events held on or in city facilities.  It is important to note that whether on a leash or not, it is illegal to take animals onto public property or public rights-of-way during events.  There are exceptions to this for service animals such as seeing eye dogs and for animals involved in the event such as horses in the Christmas Parade.

Penalty fine of $500

Leaf Collection Notification

  • Leaf Collection

    The Property Maintenance Department collects loose leaves November - February. Crews work an assigned route and cannot take special requests or special arrangements. Loose leaf piles should be placed behind the curb or edge of pavement without blocking the sidewalk or street. Do not rake or blow...

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