Community Centers

The City of Rocky Mount Recreation Services division has two Community Centers that are open for public use, Booker T. Washington Community Center and South Rocky Mount Community Center. Both centers feature gyms, media/game rooms with pool tables, weight rooms, and computer labs, as well as banquet rooms and athletic fields that can be rented by the community. Click here for more information on renting a community center facility.

Our athletic fields are your one-stop shop for any athletic activity! We have a field (or court) for any sport you would like to host: basketball, football, baseball, and soccer. Check out Rentals for more information on the cost and availability of fields and banquet rooms at each site. For more information on each Center, see the descriptions below.

Booker T. Washington Community Center

The historic Booker T. Washington Community Center is a 4.2 acre site located off the Atlantic Avenue Exit of Highway 64. It features a gym and a media/game room with pool tables, a weight room, and a cardio room. There is also a computer lab, equipped with internet access and the latest in Microsoft Software. The computer lab hours are 9am-8pm, Monday thru Friday.

This facility caters to gatherings of all sorts, with two banquet rooms that are available for rental. These rooms provide great space for family reunions, wedding receptions and various other events. Our banquet rooms rent for a minimum of two hours.

Located near the Center is the Stith-Talbert Park, which offers a walking trail, baseball field, basketball courts, and a playground.

727 Pennsylvania Avenue
Rocky Mount, NC

Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday: 9am-8pm
Saturday: 1pm to 5pm
Sunday: 1:00pm to 5:00pm


Recreation Program Supervisor - Heather White
252-467-4902 * Email

Recreation Assistant Coordinator - Mike Wright
252-467-4926 * Email

Recreation Aide - Janie Evans
252-467-4925 * Email

Teen Programs - Francheskia Fenderson
252-467-4903 * Email

South Rocky Mount Community Center

Closed for renovations until Spring 2016
The South Rocky Mount Community Center is located off of Raleigh Road. Built in 1979, the Center features amenities that attract both the young and old for educational, physical, and social needs. For the sports fanatics, we have a full length indoor basketball court, tennis courts, a walking trail, a football field, and a baseball field. There is also a weight room for those who like to work out, a game room for the gamers, and a computer lab equipped with Internet access and the latest Microsoft Software.

Additionally, two banquet rooms are available for rental for those who need to socialize every once in a while! They provide great spaces for family reunions, wedding receptions and various other events. Our banquet rooms rent for a minimum of two hours.

During the summer, bring your family out to enjoy the Spray Park adjacent to the Community Center.

719 Recreation Drive
Rocky Mount, NC

Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday: 9am-8pm
Saturday and Sunday: 1pm to 5pm


Recreation Program Coordinator Chris Allen, MS, CPRP
252-972-1170 * Email

Facilities Maintenance - Lynwood Silver


Booking a room at either Booker T. Washington or South Rocky Mount Community is easy!
  1. Call or stop by to check availability.
  2. Full payment amount due at time of booking.

Reservations or viewing
Booker T. Washington Community Center: 252-467-4925 * Email
South Rocky Mount Community Center: 252-972-972-1170 * Email

Large rooms with kitchens
City Resident/Nonprofit*: $70.00 per hour
Non-resident: $105.00 per hour

Small Rooms without kitchens
City resident/nonprofit*: $50.00 per hour
Non-resident: $75.00 per hour.

* Nonprofits will be required to provide all necessary paperwork to determine nonprofit status.

At Booker T. Washington, the large room is located downstairs at the community center, with the smaller room being adjacent to the game room.

At South Rocky Mount, the large room is located adjacent to the staff offices, with the smaller room being located at the end of the facility.



How do I make reservations?
Call 252-467-4902 or e-mail

Can anyone make a reservation?
Yes. Facilities are available to the public.

How far in advance can I make a reservation?
Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance. You will need to check for availability for your event date.

What is the maximum number of people your facility can accommodate?
The downstairs can accommodate 125 people. The upstairs can accommodate 85 people.

Do you provide tables & chairs?
We provide table and chairs downstairs for 125 and upstairs for 85 people. You are responsible for the setup and breakdown of the tables and chairs.

Do you allow smoking?
It is allowed in designated outside areas.

Is parking available?
Yes. There is ample free parking.

Acceptable forms of payments include: Check, Money Order, and Debit/Credit Card