Parks & Recreation Department

 
Directions

2602 W Vernon Avenue
Kinston, NC 28501

252-939-3332

252-939-3129

Link: Parks and Recreation Page

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Spence, Andy County Program Supervisor I (C/S, LaGrange, Banks) 252-939-3345  
Alston, Scott Recreation Superintendent 252-939-3336  
Bass, Josh Recreation Program Supervisor II 252-939-3338  
Cannon, Kelly Facility Director (Kinston Community Center) 252-939-1330  
Dawson, Bryan County Program Supervisor I (SW, PH, MH) 252-939-3339  
Keith, Earl Recreation Center Supervisor I (Fairfield Center) 252-939-3357  
McCoy, Melissa Administrative Manager I 252-939-3334  
Parker, Cecelia Administrative Secretary 252-939-3333  
Lassiter, Carlos Assistant Facility Director (Kinston Comm. Center) 252-526-2706  
Pate, Thurman Athletic Supervisor 252-939-3340  
Rouse, Elijah Recreation Center Supervisor II (Holloway Center) 252-939-3362  
Sutton, Harold Parks Superintendent 252-939-3337  
Wicker, Debra Administrative Manager II 252-939-3334  
Povar, Corey Director of Parks and Recreation 252-939-3335  
Hargett, Blaine Recreation Center Supv. I (Mock Gym) 252-939-3232  
Watson, Stephen Stadium Maintenance Supervisor 252.939.3353  
Clarke, Ella Recreation Program Supervisor (Battle Center) 252.939.3352  

Neuseway Nature Park Campground 
Directions

401 W. Caswell Street
Kinston, NC 28504

2602 W. Vernon Avenue
Kinston, NC 28504

252-939-3367

252-939-3332

252-939-3129



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

Rates
Full Hook-up: $20/night
Tent sites: $10/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".

Exchange Meeting Room Reservations
Phone: 252-939-3332

Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Cox, Bobby Recreation Center Supervisor (Nature Center) 252-939-3367  

Exchange Nature Center 
Directions

401 W Caswell Street
Kinston, NC 28501

2602 W. Vernon Avenue
Kinston , NC 28504

252-939-3367

252-939-3332

252-939-3129


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 Additional Phone
Cox, Bobby Recreation Center Supervisor (Nature Center) 252-939-3367  

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".

Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Bartlett, Sarah Recreation Center Supervisor (Planetarium) 252-939-3302